Sarah (Miller) Nigro, 34, of Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013.

Sarah (Miller) Nigro, 34, of Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013.

A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Birchwood Baptist Church, 3883 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence.

The story of Sarah’s gift started January 19, 1979, when she was born to Terry and Linda (Wayne) Miller in Kansas City. Because she wanted to participate with her friends, she achieved six varsity letters, including Track, Debate and Cross Country before graduating from Truman High School. She was a lifelong member of Birchwood Baptist and encouraged everyone she knew to attend. Sarah met her future husband, Ben, in the summer of 1997. They later attended Southwest Baptist University. After their marriage in 2002, they had two children. Sarah also graduated from the State Highway Patrol Academy, but her grace and love for others kept her from doing harm to anyone. She has most recently worked for Villages of Jackson Creek as a CNA caring for the patients. Sarah is described as gracious, generous, loving, and most importantly, non-judgmental. Her gift to others was her friendship and kindness, because she never met a stranger. Sarah is loved and will be missed.

She is survived by husband, Ben Nigro, and son, Matthew, of Independence; parents, Terry and Linda Miller; brother, Brett Miller and wife, Janette; nieces, Amanda, Madelyn and McKenzie Miller; grandmother, Patricia Andersen; mother-in-law, Sonna Rowe; father-in-law, Michael Nigro and wife, Susan; grandparents by law, Louis and Mary LeGrand; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sarah was preceded in death by her beloved son, Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions in Sarah’s name to Children’s Mercy NICU, in care of Children’s Mercy Hospital, Resource Development, 2400 Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108; memo, Tribute.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.


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