Sara M. Downard

October 7, 1976 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 43)


Sara M. Downard, 43, of Des Peres, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was born October 7, 1976 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Michael and Judith (Hammett) Downard.


Survivors include,


Parents, Michael and Judy Downard


Uncle, Ron Hammett (Shanna) of Moscow, ID


Aunt, Peggy Mangrum (Dennis) of Batesville, MS


Cousins, Kimberly VanUden of Jackson, MS; Jennifer McCain of Batesville, MS; Justin Hammett of Bellingham, WA Alex Hammett of Guam


Sara was a 1995 graduate of School of the Osage; she received her BSBA in Marketing at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and her MBA at UMSL in St. Louis.  Sara was employed as an International and National Account Marketing Manager with Luxco, Inc. Sara lived life to the fullest with a smile on her face.  She loved life, spending time with her family and friends, boating and traveling.  She was an avid bicyclist and rode with her many friends in St. Louis and out of state.  She participated in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) for many years.  Sara worked and volunteered both for the American Cancer Society.


Per her wishes, her body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life is being planned at a later date.


The family requests contributions are made to the Siteman Cancer Center MSC 1204-4142300 at 7425 Forsyth Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at Siteman.WUSTL.EDU/tribute.  Please indicate the gift is in memory of Sara Downard by writing a memo on your check.  Or donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.


The family would like to say thank you to her many friends, family, Luxco, Inc, co-workers and medical professionals that supported her during her illness.


Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 


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