Even though I walk through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

~Psalm 23:4~



Sarah Elizabeth (Watson) Pendergast

Sarah Elizabeth (Watson) Pendergast of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Alabama, and California, passed away on October 29, 2017.

Sally was born July 27, 1943, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Roy and Anna Watson as the twin sister of Molly. She and Molly were raised in Arcola, Louisiana, on Hickory Knoll Farm.

Sally met her husband, Jim, while attending university in Hammond, Louisiana. They were married in 1962 and had four children, James Edward, Jr., John Brittain, Joseph Patrick, and Thomas Roy. She and Jim raised their children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Texarkana, Texas. Later, she and Jim lived in southeastern Massachusetts and Daphne, Alabama. After Jim’s passing in 2010, she lived in Santa Barbara, California and Kansas City, Missouri.

Sally was devoted to her husband and family. As a dedicated homemaker she supported them tirelessly and always encouraged them to do their best. She taught her children the value of creativity and imagination. She imparted upon them the importance of fairness and respect for others.

Sally was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Texarkana, Texas. She helped manage religious education for the children of that congregation and with Jim acted as a eucharistic minister to the elderly.

Sally was a teacher of both religion and the arts. She taught dance in a studio in her home and English at the local public school. She was a talented designer, illustrator, and writer. She was a member of a singing troupe and the Garden Club. Throughout her life, she was an eager and passionate student of design, religion, and spirituality.

Sally is survived by her sister, Mary (Molly) Anna Stagg of New Orleans, Louisiana, her four children and their wives, Jim and Betsy of League City, Texas, John and Claire of Santa Barbara, California, Joe and Janine of Gex, France, Tom and Gracie of Kansas City, Missouri, and six grandchildren, Megan, Macey, Mae, Quinn, Morris, and Max.

A memorial service will be held at Royer Funeral Home, 101 SE 15th Street, Oak Grove, Missouri, at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Visitation hours are 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, immediately preceding the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Sally Pendergast may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011,; or, by calling The Groves Senior Living Center at 816-254-3500, ext. 444.

Two Rivers’ WMU

  • Monday, November 6th
  • 10 A.M. at Kedron Baptist Church
  • Celebrate the World Day of Prayer with us.
  • Covered Dish Lunch


Operation Christmas Child

  • Thank-you to all those who generously gave items or money to purchase the items we will need in out shoeboxes.
  • Thank -you to those who helped fold boxes, write and cut labels, apply and organize boxes, group and count items as they were delivered, repair a broken wheel on our transporting cart, organize items for packing, supplying money for postage, etc.
  • The packing party will be Saturday at 4 P.M.  Bring your Christmas spirit and a sweet Christmas treat to share with other volunteers. Be a part of packing the shoeboxes filling them with hygiene items, school supplies, and special gifts.  Know you are giving many children and their families an opportunity to learn about Jesus in their own language.  (Each shoebox is estimated to impact seven (7) people with the knowledge of Jesus.
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a drop-off location again this year.  The dates are November 13-20.  Times will vary, so check a previous post here or the OCC website.  I’ll also post the times again as we get closes.  Individuals, churches, businesses, clubs. schools, etc. are invited to “drop-off” their boxes in Kentwood as the boxes begin their journey to individual children 2-14 years old.
  • The shipping cost is $9.00 per box.  As a parent and grandparent who has shipped boxes internationally for the past twenty years, let me tell you $9.00 is a real bargain.  You can include your check in a box or can pay online.  If you pay online, you will be sent a tracking form by email that can be printed and placed on a box to help you know where the box is on the journey to a child.  Boxes will travel to needy children all over the world.
  • The items in the boxes are wonderful gifts, but the opportunity to be saved is far greater!  Thank-you for your participation.
  • Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  If I cannot answer your questions, I have contact information so we can get answers from someone else.


Pray for those who are homebound, sick, and needy of our concern and prayers at this time.


Read the Bible –  I Corinthians 11-12 & Psalm 146.


If you need to contact me, there is a link at the top of this page.

Anna Lee