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Sandra to some, and “Sandy” to those that knew her well. Anyone who met Sandra quickly discovered the kindness of her spirit, as she surrounded them with her big heart and loving soul. Sandra touched the lives of many with a warm smile, softly spoken words that offered love and encouragement. Sandra always viewed the sky as sunny, even on the stormiest of days she would find the rainbow. Ever positive, Sandra looked for the good in life and those around her.
Sandra was a certified QMA, where she worked St. Anthony Nursing Home in Indiana and retired from that work after 20 years. Later Sandra would remarry and began a life with Bill. Sandra and Bill would travel to Colorado, where they opened an upholstery shop and lived in the mountains near Colorado Springs. Sadly, they were forced to leave the beauty of the mountains, due to an accident that closed their business.
Shortly afterwards Sandra was called to Florida, where she and her sisters cared for their aging mother (Zada). When Zada passed, Sandra and Bill traveled for a period visiting dear friends and family. Then Sandra was called to Missouri, where she moved to be closer to her aunt and uncle. Sandra would settle here, becoming part of the church she adored and the community she loved. Some five years after making Missouri her home, Sandra would pass from this world where her faith and love cared her to life everlasting.
In her memory: Sandra loved the DUNES of Indiana, where she would often take her four children to laugh and play in the warmth of the sun and sand. Sandra found peace listening to the rhythmic waves of the Great Lake Michigan. She enjoyed its wooded trails and tall pines stretching to the sky. Sandra watched in fascination as her children raced up and down the sand dunes with endless energy, as she would prepare their beach-side lunch.
Sandra enjoyed the season of fall the most… and all wonders of color it would bring. She was always eager with excitement for this magical time of year, when all the fall festivals would spring to life. The local Oktoberfest and the Covered Bridge Festival in southern Indiana were amongst her favorites. Sandra loved the sights, sounds, and wonderful smells of the cooked foods and baked goods those festivals would bring. In her heart, Sandra was an artist. She found great peace from drawing and time spent sketching. Sandra dabbled in painting when she could, producing only a few works.
A memorial will be held in Sandra’s honor, where her ashes will join with the place she loved most in life. Sandra’s love and warmth will be missed by all that knew her.
Sandra was proceeded in death by father (Emil), mother (Zada), and brother (Donald).
Sandra was survived by her loving husband (Bill), by her siblings (Jerry, Joy, Michelle), by her four children (Bruce, Bobby, Barbara, Wendy), along with nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.