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1933 - 2011
Sara DeLoyce Gustafson, 78, of Independence, Missouri passed away July 28, 2011 in the same home she was born in. Sara was born January 15, 1933 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Earl L. and Sarah Mary (Thomas) Barrington. She was a homemaker in her own home with 5 children and her husband. Sara was a member of the Laurel Club and the Stone Church Women's Department. She loved her children and grandchildren and was a helper to friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Hughson in 2010 and a brother, Earl T. Barrington. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Carl Gustafson, of the home, 4 children David (Hannah) Gustafson, Carl (Melody) Gustafson, Mark (Mary) Gustafson, Sharon (Will) Hostetler; Grandchildren, Nick, Ryan, Alex, Stephen, Heather, Chad, Travis, Haley, Todd and Tara, 4 Great-grandchildren, a sister, Milberta (Jewel) Parish, brother, Bill (Marilyn) Stevenson, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Cancer Action, 4010 S. Lynn Court, Indep., MO 64055. Funeral services will be 2 P.M., Monday, August 1, 2011 at New Salem Funeral Home. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 5:30 P.M., Sunday, July 31, 2011 at New Salem chapel. Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home3 (816) 796-8600
Published online on 7/29/2011.