February 4, 1922 - April 26, 2012
Sara K. Rothstein, 90, died April 26, 2012, under the warm and attentive care of the staff at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park along with the care of Kansas City Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30am Sunday, April 29, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO with burial to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Families in Need or the Social Justice funds of Congregation Beth Torah, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Born in Brooklyn, NY February 4, 1922, Sara was the daughter of Nathan and Jennie (Solomon) Kahn. She grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood, graduating a year early from Abraham Lincoln High School, where she was in one of the first classes to study modern Hebrew. While attending Brooklyn College at night, she worked as a secretary in the Flatiron Building. She married Ben Rothstein in 1945, after waiting 3 ½ years for him to return from service in Africa during WWII. Sara became Ben’s trusted helpmate throughout his career in Jewish communal service, moving their growing family from Springfield, MA to Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Manchester, NH, Louisville, KY and St. Joseph, MO. Before Ben died in 1992, they moved to Lenexa, KS. Sara was deeply involved in the communities Ben served as a professional. She adapted quickly, developed strong friendships, and assumed leadership roles in many organizations. She served as an officer and on the boards of several Hadassah chapters; devoted time and energy to resettling immigrants and to social justice causes; taught religious school; and applied her writing and editing skills to a variety of organizational newsletters. She enjoyed art, music and theater, and loved going to museums and attending performances with her children and grandchildren. Sara is survived by her children, Ruth Worthington and husband Michael, Overland Park, KS; Judith Rothstein of New Zealand, and Daniel Rothstein and wife Ana Karchmer, Lexington, MA. She also leaves cherished brother Ira and sister-in-law N’hara of Israel; beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Phyllis Rothstein and Rita Suval, all of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren: Joshua and wife Meghan, Joel, David, Jesanna, Nathan, Ariela, and Talia; extended family; treasured friends; and a final blessing, great-grandson, Ben, whose arrival is expected in June.
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