Sandra Jean Amos Estabrook died April 14, 2013 at her home in Emporia, Kan. She was 66.
Sandra was a 1967 graduate of Wesley School of Nursing in Wichita where she attended WSU and a 1964 graduate of Garden City High School having lived her entire childhood in Garden City. The daughter of Catherine Amos, she was born on June 17, 1946 in Manhattan, Kansas.
She married Aaron R. Estabrook on June 17, 1967 in Garden City. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2001.
Sandy lived most of her married life in Dodge City, Kan. where she worked as an RN at Dodge City Regional Hospital. She had also worked at Minneola Hospital for three years and Arkansas City Memorial Hospital from 1988-1993. Due to health issues she retired after working 25 years. Her last position was Nursing Director of the Skilled Nursing Unit at ACMH.
Moving to Emporia in 2002 to be near her daughter, she made many new friends and made it her home.
She was a past member of ACS Advisory Council of Ford County of which five years were on the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, retired nurses “Nightingales” of Dodge City, Kiwanis and AREA (Alliance to Recognize and End Abuse). She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, Dodge City, and Emporia. The United Methodist Women, Stephen Ministry, Lectionary study group and the New Seekers Sunday school class. She started the Carillon Committee to oversee the care and programming of its music at First United Methodist Church in Emporia. She enjoyed being a Red Hat of Emporia.
Sandy is survived by three children; daughter, Petra Williams, and husband Dan of Emporia and their children Logan and Morgan; daughter, Jennifer Estabrook of San Diego, Calif. and her children Tucker, Lucas, and Burgundy; son, Aaron Estabrook, Jr., and wife Kim of Manhattan and their children Madison and Sophia; mother, Catherine Amos of Garden City; brother, John Amos and wife Debbie of Garden City; and sister, Karen DeWerff and husband Dale of Wichita.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Emporia with Pastor Jeannie Jensen conducting the service. The family will greet folk an hour prior to the service. Private burial will be at the Iola Township Cemetery.
Memorials to the Carillon Fund at the First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association can be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia. You can leave online condolences at robertsblue.com.
Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, Emporia, is in charge of arrangements.