Margaret J. Sawyer

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Margaret J. Sawyer



Margaret J. Sawyer, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, December 13, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born March 24, 1925 to Novie and Bessie (Dragoo) Cooksey in Mercer County, Missouri.

She married Donald Sawyer on February 17, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1993.

Margaret was a member of Carnegie Baptist Church and was a great mom and grandmother. She liked to cook and dance.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Denver Sawyer; and brother, Gerald Cooksey.

Survivors: daughters, Jannis Sawyer, St. Joseph, Missouri and Barbara Tillery (John), Faucett, Missouri; sons, Ronald Sawyer (Linda), St. Joseph, Arthur Sawyer (Stefania), Agency, Missouri, Norman Sawyer (Shelly Blair), St. Joseph, Hugh Sawyer (Brenda), St. Joseph, and Keith Sawyer (Debbie Buzzard), St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jenny Kiger (Van), Janice Dowlen (Brian), Corrina Noyes (Jared), Melissa Sawyer (fiancé Tony Dillon), and Ashley Sawyer (fiancé Richard Fulton); step-granddaughter, Stacey Kornis, Chad, Trevor (Kara), Donnie (Jeanine), Josh (fiancé Kim Rivera), Cody (fiancé Amanda Farrell), Jason (Alisha), Bryan (fiancé Cecilia Jonsson), Bryce and Keith II (fiancé Cody Zanker) Sawyer, and Brent Blair; fourteen great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thank you to Judy McClure, mom’s personal caregiver and Dee Shepherd and staff from D&S Residential.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 3:00 P.M. Monday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Barbara Sawyer Behan says:

    A great mother in law, and mother to all her kids, She was one of the finest ladies I ever met in 36 years of knowing her and loving her like a 2nd mom. My heart goes out to all the Sawyer family, especially the grandchildren,now she is home,with her beloved husband Don, and other family members who are with god. Her love and kindness will never be forgotten. May the many people who knew and loved you never forget what a wonderful woman you were. Thank you, for the love you showed during the years, to me,and (my kids) your grandchildren.

  2. Brenda Bass says:

    Praying for you and your Family!

    May God Bless and Keep you!!!

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