May 13, 1980---Aug 30, 2022

Sarah Beth (Pennington) McMeans, of McLouth, KS, crossed into the loving arms of her Creator on August 30, 2022. She was surrounded by family and friends reading scripture and singing hymns of joy and comfort.

She leaves behind her husband of 19 years, Brent, as well as two beautiful children, Reese (12) and Easton (10).

Sarah was born May 13, 1980, in Kansas City, Kansas and attended Christ the King and Morris Elementaries. She graduated from Turner High School in 1998 and from Kansas State University in 2003. Sarah married Brent, her college sweetheart, soon afterward. Sarah worked a few jobs before finding her dream job at the Johnson County Health Department, working there for six years before “retiring” to raise her 2 babies. She loved to read and travel plan. Every vacation was fun but she always made sure the kids were learning too.

She was involved in the group Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) through her church and facilitated the evening group for a few years. She absolutely loved being around other mothers of young children, sharing time together and growing together. 

Sarah loved her kids more than anything and strove to make their dreams come true.

She is survived by her loving husband Brent, daughter Reese, and son Easton of the home, parents Pat and Curtis Pennington of Kansas City, KS, and sister Stephanie Pennington of Kansas City, KS. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Karen Morerod of Kansas City, KS, father-in-law Chris McMeans, of Coweta, OK, grandparents Roy Lynn and Twylia McMeans of Meeker, OK, sisters-in law Robin Nolan (Tony) of Kansas City, Kansas and Alissa McMeans (Buck) of Dallas, Texas, brothers-in-law Kyle McMeans (Faith), Shawnee, Kansas, Austin McMeans (BK), Dallas, Texas, Isaac Morerod (Morgan) of Kansas City, Missouri, and Nathanael Morerod of Kansas City, Kansas. She also leaves behind her best friend of 30 years Renee (Behrens) Casey, of Kansas City, Kansas, as well as so many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and dearly wonderful friends. There are just too many to list.

A special thank you goes to Dr. Raed Al-Rajabi, Dr. Christian Sinclair, and their teams for their compassion and care during these last 10 years of treatment. Thank you also to Good Shepherd Hospice, who took such good care of Sarah during her final weeks on this earth.

A Visitation will be held from 5-7:30 PM Friday, September 9, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of McLouth, 501 S. Union St, McLouth, KS 66054.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, September 10, 2022 at First Baptist Church of McLouth.  Rev. Scott Berry will officiate.  Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS.

Casket Bearers:  Kyle McMeans, Isaac Morerod, Austin McMeans, Tony Nolan, Dan Oswald and Jeff Oswald

Honorary Bearer:  Nathanael Morerod

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the kids’ education funds. 



Condolences

Tiffany Jones Sep 01 ,2022

Friend ,McLouth ,Kansas

My sweet, sweet friend. I will miss you everyday. My heart breaks but at the same time I am happy to know you are whole again. When my time comes, I know you'll be holding a mug so we can chat at Cafe Heaven with our Chai lattes. Love you always.

Tyler Sep 01 ,2022

Cousin ,Liberty ,Missouri

Dear Sarah, You were the best cousin anyone could have asked for. You left too soon but I’m am so glad we had great moments we could share in this lifetime I’m looking forward to many more in another life time:) I love you, I miss you -Tyler ❤️

Carolyn Knotts Sep 01 ,2022

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

My sweet Sarah. You will never know how much you impacted the world around you. I will cherish the chat times we had at the library and on messenger. How during your struggle, you helped me through mine with stregnth, courage and faith. I can hear your Savior saying "well done my good and faithful servant." I will not say goodbye but, will say "until we meet again!" Brent my prayers are for you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort.

Carrie Crabb Sep 01 ,2022

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Brent and family, Sarah's perseverance physically and spiritually impacted so many of us. She had an authenticity and sense of humor that I absolutely adored. Sarah was really special. I'm so sorry she's gone from this earth but so thankful she is free from all her pain. I have both tears and smiles as I try to process things. I'm sure anyone who really knew her feels like that. My family and I are praying for you all and sending MUCH love in Christ. May God bring you strength and remind you of His faithfulness even in the most challenging times. You are loved!!!

Donna Jean Stoway Sep 01 ,2022

1st cousin ,Gladstone ,Missouri

Dearest Cousin Pat, I cannot tell you how much sorrow I feel for you. Closest I can come is when my sister, Marilyn, passed from breast cancer at the age of 45. I miss her and I know my mom passed in January 1992 because of the grief of having a child pass before her. Know I love you all and hold you all in my prayers. Cousin Donna

Kierstin Martin Sep 02 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sarah and I met in her hospital room a few months ago. I had the chance to sit with her and learn how great of a person she was in just a short 4 hours. Sarah immediately had a special place in my heart. At the time I wanted to take all of her pain away and hug her ever so tightly. Her husband is such a loving person. The two of them together made my heart cry on the outside. I tried to be strong but couldn’t hold back the tears. I never knew I could have so much love for someone that I barely knew. My heart aches for Brent, Reese, and Easton. May God give you strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Kierstin M.

April Sep 02 ,2022

Sarah, your soul was pure, beautiful inside and out. No matter what you were going through, you had a smile. You've been called home early. Watch your family and lead them from above. We will meet again.

Jay Terrell Sep 05 ,2022

Old Family Friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

Chris, Roy and all your Family, So sorry to read in The Srar about your loss, and at such a young age too. Please know, Prayers and Thoughts are extended for the Terrells, during you time of sorry over the coming days, weeks and months. Words are seldom enough but please know, we're very sorry! Larry, Mickie, Traci and Jay Terrell

Rachelle Rice Sep 09 ,2022

Friend ,Mclouth ,Kansas

Very sorry for your loss, I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. It was always nice to see her come in the store. Let me know if I can help with anything Rachelle

Nathan Speidel Sep 10 ,2022

Friend of the family’s children ,McLouth ,Kansas

I am very sorry for you loss and and praying for you and your family as you grieve your loss.

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Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
First Baptist Church of McLouth
Address:
501 S. Union St.
City:
McLouth
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66054
Date:
Sep 09 ,2022
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
First Baptist Church of McLouth
Address:
501 S. Union St.
City:
McLouth
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66054
Date:
Sep 10 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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