Sara Lucinda (Eggleston) Rohrs (1940 - 2015)

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Sara Lucinda Eggleston Rohrs, 75, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at her home.
Ms. Rohrs was born June 14, 1940, in Kingman, KS, the daughter of Dr. Donald Edwin Eggleston and Mary Ethyl Sagaser Eggleston. She attended the Macon, MO public schools during the first through twelfth grades, and graduated from Macon High School in 1958. She received an A.A. degree from Stephens College in 1960, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Education and in 1965 with a M.S. degree in Education. In 1978, she earned a M.A. degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri.
Ms. Rohrs taught twelfth grade English at Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS, from 1963-1967. From 1978-1985 she was librarian at Kemper Military School and College in Boonville, MO. She taught sixth and seventh grade language arts from 1985-1988 and from 1988 until her retirement in 2000 was library media specialist at Laura Speed Elliott Middle School in Boonville, MO.
Ms. Rohrs was a member Christ Church Episcopal in Boonville, MO where she was previously organist and warden. She was a member of the National Education Association, Columbia P.E.O. Chapter LM, Columbian Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Roger Williams Family Association. She served twice as president of the Boonville Education Association. After retirement, she enjoyed serving as a DAR Volunteer Information Specialist (VIS) co-chair, helping to create and publish websites for every DAR chapter in Missouri. Additionally, she edited and published the monthly Missouri DAR online newsletter. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Beta Phi Mu library science honor society, and Phi Delta Kappa education fraternity.
Ms. Rohrs is survived by her two daughters, Gretchen Mary Rohrs and Sara Elizabeth Rohrs Ringbauer, son-in-law, Joseph Albert Ringbauer, Jr. and her granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Rohrs of Columbia, her sister, Susan Eggleston Donaghue of Prairie Village, KS, one niece, Amy Lucinda Donaghue Julo of Olathe, KS, and two grandnieces, Briana and Abby Julo. She is also survived by her extended Columbia, MO family, Scott Barger and John Hennagir. Ms. Rohrs was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, Alan Donaghue and nephew, Paul Donaghue.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. 9th St., in Columbia. Visitation will be held one hour prior, from 10-11 a.m., at the church. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to P.E.O. International (https://donations.peointernational.org/) or to Daughters of the American Revolution (http://www.dar.org/giving/support-program-your-choice). Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from June 29 to July 6, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
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