Sara K McWard, 93, of Taylorville passed away at 8:05 am on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born on August 3, 1922 in Oswego, Kansas, the daughter of Edward and Hazel Sauter.  On July 21, 1945 she married Gail E. McWard in Oswego, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on November 22, 1985.  Sara was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville.  She loved to garden and share her knowledge of gardening with those around here.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting, painting and making wool rugs. 

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon A. Lowe and Linda M. Rakers, husband Richard, all of Springfield; grandchildren: Joshua Lowe, wife Megan, of Normal, Lindsay Rakers of Ballwin Missouri, Mackenzie Rakers of Chicago, and Caitlin Dicken, husband Joe of Danville; great grandchildren: Logan Lowe, Parker Rakers, and Sydney Rakers.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter: Cynthia M. Megginson. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 15, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Michael Evanchak officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10 until 11am Saturday.  Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  McClure Funeral Home is assisting the McWard family with arrangements.  Memories of Sara or condolences to the family may be left online at

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