Pamela L. (Woods) Sager

August 20, 1950 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 71)


Pamela Lynne (Woods) Sager, a 71-year-old Trenton resident, passed away on March 6, 2022 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, MO. She was born on August 20, 1950 in Trenton, MO to Denny Payton and Patsy Le (Peterie) Woods.

She is to be cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton. A private family service will be held.

Pam graduated as Valedictorian from Laredo High School in 1968. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1972, and then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Business Education in 1973, also from NWMSU.

She was married on January 25, 1970 to Norman Eudean “Dean” Sager at the Laredo Christian Church in Laredo, MO. 

Pam began her long career as an educator in Barnard, MO and then Gallatin, MO. She then spent the next 30+ years as an Accounting and Business instructor at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. She pioneered online learning at NCMC, as well as at other area colleges and universities. She also was the advisor for the Phi Mu Epsilon sorority. She launched the VITA/TCE program at NCMC, encouraging students to provide free basic tax return services to low-income and elderly members of the community. Pam truly loved being in the classroom. She always went above and beyond for her students, assisting them in any way to help them succeed. Upon her retirement, she became a Professor Emeritus. For the last 12 years, she was the owner of Sager Accounting and Tax in Trenton.

Pam was a member of several educational organizations including the Missouri State Teachers Association, National Education Association, and was the Treasurer for the Grundy County Retired Personnel. She also gave back to the community by teaching life skills, such as financial literacy, couponing, refunding, budgeting, balancing a checkbook, and income tax basics.

Pam was a member of the Laureate Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She previously served as the Trenton Band Booster President and was an invaluable piece of the Missouri Days Marching Festival every year. Her fundraising abilities were unmatched when organizing football game concession stands. 

Pam attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Trenton and was a major supporter of Troop 99 that is sponsored by the church. She assisted in the establishment of the Trust for Benefit of Grundy County Scouts. She also served as Treasurer of the Wesley United Methodist Advisory Board.

Pam loved traveling, visiting all 50 states, as well as a total of 31 countries around the world. She also traveled all over attending all activities of her children and grandchildren for the last 40 years. She coached softball while her children were growing up. You could always find her at a ball field, gym, football field, or tennis court.  

Pam is survived by her four children: Sarah Sager, and David (Jennifer) Sager of Trenton, Anne (Aaron) Davies of Savannah, and Martha (Leonard Rodriguez) Sager of Lee’s Summit; thirteen grandchildren: Dixie Sager, Kirsten, Kourtney, Bray, Aidan, and Avery Lynne Davies; Len and Evan Rodriguez; Madison, Savannah, Landry, and Declan Elrod, and Mya Sager; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lane and Charlie Willtrout; one brother, Philip (Jeanne) Woods of Warrensburg, MO; three brothers-in-law, Fred (Genene) of Springfield, Don (Karen) and Dennis Sager of Trenton; and one sister-in-law, Becky (Gary) Hall of Trenton; she was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dean Sager.

Memorials are suggested to the scholarship fund at North Central Missouri College and may be dropped off or mailed to the funeral home.

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