Sarah Beth Hall, 52, of Liberty, Missouri went home to be with Jesus Tuesday morning, October 5, 2021. Sarah was born August 20, 1969 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Shirley and Elmer Hall.
Sarah worked and lived many years as a Cosmetologist in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas of Missouri and when her son was a baby, she lived for a short time in Glendale, Arizona before most recently settling in Liberty, Missouri with her family. In November of 2020, Sarah was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and so began her valiant battle against it. Sarah was very brave and fought a strong fight to the end. Even after many months of love entrenched prayers and multiple chemo and radiation treatments, the cancer spread to her brain. She told us that she knew she was going to be with Jesus, and that the most difficult thing for her to come to terms with in this stage of her life was leaving her loved ones behind. She now has her miracle healing in heaven, rejoicing with Jesus and her Mother, her Grandmother, her baby Mason and so many other beloved family members and friends that have passed before her. All who loved Sarah will never forget her beautiful independent spirit, her pretty face with its high cheekbones, some adorable freckles scattered across her nose and cheeks (she tried to hide those), her warm amber brown eyes, and beautiful smile, her curly hair (although she chose to straighten it most of the time), her colorful stylish flair, her cute quirky laugh and sense of humor, her loving heart especially for her son Drake Utt and partner in life, Paul Ruckman. Sarah also loved cooking, reading, recharging at home, shopping at the open-air city markets, consignment shops and boutiques where she would treasure hunt for pretty owl and bird collectibles and other bohemian, Parisian and vintage style unique items. She loved to go get coffee, especially at Starbucks. She had a heart for all animals, and also loved the peace that being outdoors brought to her. Sarah was such a creative and beautifully artistic person. She loved giving people fun nicknames. She had a special place in her heart for her neice Natalie Berry, who also lovingly supported her throughout her battle. Sarah often referred to Natalie as Buggles or Buggy. Sarah had such a kind, big, yet guarded heart. Sarah loved babies and children. Sarah loved all things Autumn/Fall especially Halloween. She enjoyed watching scary movies. In fact, Sarah was a great movie connoisseur. She loved watching comedies and reciting lines from Turner and Hooch, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Weird Science, Wayne’s World, 16 candles etc. She kept us laughing with her “words of wisdom” taken from sitcoms such as Friends and Seinfeld. Sarah will be greatly missed on this earth, however, Sarie as her loved ones sometimes called her, will live on in our hearts forever.
Sarah is survived by her partner of 20 years, Paul Ruckman; and her son Drake Utt. Sarah is also survived by her sisters Rachel Alyea, Rebecca Wallace, and Melissa Hall, her brothers, Matt Hall and Mark Hall and her brother-in-law, Brad Wallace.
A public visitation and service to follow will be held in the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on Monday, October 11, 2021. Visitation will begin at 2:00p.m. and the memorial service will begin at 3:00p.m. A private family gathering will be held after the service has concluded. All family members interested in attending the private gathering in honor of Sarah, may reach out to Rebecca Wallace or Rachel Alyea either by phone, text or the Messenger app for more details about the time and location.