Karon Kay “Sarah” Daugherty, the daughter of Herbert and Ruth (Smalley) Whitney, was born October 30, 1941, in Shenandoah, Iowa. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in the Class of 1960. She then attended bookkeeping school in Omaha, Nebraska.
On February 13, 1963, Sarah was united in marriage to Donald Leroy Daugherty in Rock Port, Missouri, by Judge Savage. They became the parents of four children, Susette, Jeffrey, Michael, and Rhonda. They began their marriage in Shenandoah, and then moved to Rock Port in 1966 where they raised their family.
Sarah was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed cooking and canning. In 1988 Donald and Sarah started their own business, Hillcrest LP Service, which they operated together for 18 years. Sarah worked as the bookkeeper for the business until they retired in 2006.
Sarah loved spending time at Big Lake and at their cabin on the Missouri River with her husband Donald until he passed away in April of 2015. She then made her home outside of Rock Port until the last couple of years when she moved to the Rock Port Senior Housing. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks, doing genealogy, visiting with her neighbors, feeding the squirrels and watching the birds.
Sarah passed away suddenly at her home on the evening of Friday, February 17, 2023, with her son Michael and daughter-in-law, LoryAnne, by her side.
Besides her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her daughter, Rhonda Kunkel; and sister-in-law, Carole Shallenberger.
Survivors include her daughter, Susette Taylor, and husband, Tim, of Rock Port; her son, Jeffrey Daugherty, of Birmingham, Alabama; her son, Michael Daugherty, and wife, LoryAnne, of Rock Port; 11 grandchildren, Crystal Goins and husband, Michael, of Rock Port, Adam Meyerkorth and wife, Courtney, of Rock Port, Mallory Taylor of Omaha, Nebraska, Micah Meyerkorth and wife, Bekah, of Platte City, Missouri, Heather Engle and husband, Wesley, of Mayhill, New Mexico, Zachery Easley of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Drake Daugherty and wife, Kimberly, Ashlynn Lingerfelt and husband, Andrew, Kinleigh Daugherty and Cooper Daugherty, all of Rock Port, and Tiffany Bowness and husband, Daniel, of Mound City, Missouri; 16 great-grandchildren, Madison, Carson, Jasiah, Nora, Archer, Bertie, Mason, Luke, Xander, Briar, Blaykleigh, Ivy, Luxtyn, Autumn, Avery, and Dakota; two great-great-grandchildren, Laine and Leo; and one brother-in-law, Bill Daugherty of Rock Port.
A family graveside inurnment at Hunter Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Rock Port Volunteer Fire Department or Hunter Cemetery. Care is entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.