Terah L (McKnight) Hallam

October 17, 1988 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 30)


      Terah Lynn Hallam, 30, Sarcoxie, MO passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Nevada, MO. Terah was born October 17, 1988 in Nevada, MO to Shawnessey P. McKnight and Karen K. Claspill.  She married Matthew Leer on May 7, 2007 in Miami, OK and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2008. In 2013 she married Jason Hallam in Sarcoxie, MO and he survives of the home.

     Terah grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada Schools where she was active in cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and horseback riding. She received numerous awards in barrel racing. For the past 10 years she has resided in Sarcoxie where she attended the 1st Baptist Church.  She was actively involved in many school programs including assistant cheerleading coach at Sarcoxie R-2 Elementary School, volunteered her time with the softball team, and was a room mother.  

     In addition to her husband Jason she is survived by three children, Addison Starbuck, Nevada, Kaylee Hallam, Sarcoxie, Lincoln Hallam, Sarcoxie; mother, Karen (Claspill) Oberly, Nevada; two brothers, Darrel Claspill, Branson, MO, Kyle McKnight, Council Bluffs, IA; maternal grandparents, Darrell and Doris Claspill, Clinton, MO, Judy and Steve Oberly, Stockton, MO; paternal grandfathers, Pat McKnight, Council Bluffs, IA, and Gary Nelson, Nevada, MO; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Matthew Leer; father Shawn McKnight; and grandmother, Kitty Nelson.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.  Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at the funeral home. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a trust fund for her children in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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Funeral Service
August 2, 2019

10:00 AM
Ferry Funeral Home
301 South Washington
Nevada, MO 64772

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