Mrs. Oliver was born July 29, 1926 in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Harris Fowlkes. She graduated from The Collegiate School in Richmond and The College of William and Mary. She was a member of The Junior League of Kansas City. Sara very much enjoyed her years as a docent at The Nelson Atkins Museum, as a volunteer at The Crippled Children’s Nursery School (now, Children’s TLC), and was active in The Performing Arts Foundation. She was a member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and served on The Altar Guild. Mom, will be most remembered for her Southern grace and charm, and her understated inner strength. We never grew weary of hearing “bless your precious heart” and “I am ever so grateful”.
Sara is preceded in death by her husband, Neale H Oliver. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Harcourt Oliver of Kansas City, her son, Randolph Oliver and his wife Martha Linscott Oliver of Prairie Village, KS, their daughter Abigail Oliver of New York, NY, and their daughter and son-in-law, Annie and Reed Pankratz of Westminster, Colorado.
The family would like to, here, express their gratitude to the staff at Bishop Spencer Place for the years of loving, intentional, and grace-filled care for Neale and Sara. The names are far too many to list and deeds too numerous to recount. But, know we are eternally grateful. In addition, we give thanks for the thoughtful care provided by Crossroads Hospice.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bishop Spencer Place Benevolent Care Fund 4301 Madison Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.