Sara Alexis Main of Rolla, Missouri; born June 2, 1987 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was welcomed home by her Savior, Jesus Christ on February 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM. She entered into rest peacefully with her loving and faithful husband Mark, her father George Arthur Cartwright, her mother, Shirley Ann (McGuire Cartwright, and her niece Tina Stevenson by her side.
She is preceded in death by her brother; Jeffery Cartwright and her Grandmother Sara E Walker. She is survived by her husband Mark Main of the home; Step Children; Grace Main of Salem Missouri and Faith Main of Rolla Missouri; Parents; George and Shirley Cartwright of Camdenton Missouri; brothers Dustin Cartwright of Camdenton Missouri and Nathan Cartwright Lebanon; one sister Francine Cartwright of Camdenton Missouri and one grandchild; Kailey Jimenez of Salem Missouri, and also a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews and Nieces, all of whom she loved dearly.
Sara had many joys in this life. Sara and Mark discovered their soul mate in each other and they enjoyed every moment they could spend together; whether it would be taking a drive down a new road one Sunday afternoon to discover the beautiful places God has bestowed on us; or even a slow walk and conversation in the warm summer rain. Maybe it was just hours and hours of I love Lucy or the Andy Griffith Show; in any case, as long as her husband was near, it didn't really matter. Only behind the love for her Savior; her love for her husband would always reside. Perhaps needless to say, the feeling was completely and mutual.
She also loved her family and friends so much. She was always happy to see them whether it would be at the conclusion of one of her road trips or a relative visiting the house or her hospital bed; her face always flashed a smile anytime they walked into the room.
She loved her animals too, particularly a dog named "Boo". That dog brought her more joy and happiness and where there was Sara in the house, you could count on "Boo" not being too far away. When she was having a bad day and didn't feel good, "Boo" was always by her side for comfort.
She was very competitive. She loved playing board games and card games particularly "Wahoo" and it was never very long before she mastered each one and with a grin turning into a beautiful smile, she would claim victory many more times than not. Did I mention she was very competitive?
Sara was more than simply the things she liked in this journey. She was and remains an inspiration to many of us in so many ways. She learned more quickly than most that things people fret about in their daily lives take up so much of their time and mean so very little at the end of the day. Life is simply too short to let the negatives rule your life. Her inspiration was found in her faith, family and friends and all the prayer warriors that lifted her up each and every day.
One of her final Facebook posts expressed it well:
"I've noticed that everyone is posting everything they are thankful for this month daily. I on the other hand am thankful for a lot but don't get to say it daily. So here goes...
I am thankful first and foremost that I have a good relationship with the Lord that gives me peace every day. Secondly I am thankful for the best husband a girl could ask for. He takes great care of me and never gives in to stress even though I know he is. I love you Mark Main. Lastly I am thankful for the support team I Have. My support team is everyone that is praying for me, all my family, friends, and everyone that lifts me up whenever they are around. I do ask that nobody ever pity me because I know that I will be okay. God wouldn't give me a mountain I couldn't climb. I am a very blessed woman with more blessing than I can count. Just know I love you all and want you all to know I will be around for a very long time. Thank you all for everything."
She would hardly complain because she said there was always someone worse off than she was. She taught us that kindness, modesty, dedication, hard work, (and a hefty dash of spunk) was still very much in style. She wanted people to come together and enjoy the things in life and each other; to be an encouragement to one another, and to let the bad times fall by the wayside; to never hold a grudge or have an angry heart. Those things she realized only serve to steal your joy. To honor Sara, I ask that we each try to be what she tried to be to each of us that had the pleasure of sharing her life. A little kindness goes a long way.
Right now that is a hole in our lives where Sara physically stood. She is with us in spirit. As we reflect and remember, lets pray that our memories, love for her, and her love for us with all the gifts she gave help to sustain us until we are reunited one day with an angel name Sara.
Funeral services for Sara Alexis Main will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Rolla Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Chuck Cook officiating and Martha Dinsdale providing the music.. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery with Nathan Cartwright, Jason Rickey, Steven Ramos, Terry Tucker, Rick Tucker, and Tom Taylor serving as pallbearers. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Chapel from 5-7 PM. For online condolences please visit