Mary Elizabeth Sands
Mary Elizabeth Sands, 42, Valley Falls, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, as a result of injuries from an automotive accident south of Valley Falls.
She was born on Oct. 5, 1968, at Kansas City, KS, the daughter of John D. and Judith Lewis Sands. She graduated from Valley Fall High School and later from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Husbandry.
Mary Beth had worked at Hills Pet Nutrition and Home Depot, both in Topeka, and at Wamego as a Certified Medical Aide. She was a member of Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church in Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1987.
Survivors include her mother, Judith Richardson, Mound City; her sister, Julie (Brent) Craft, Valley Falls; a brother John Christopher Sands, two half-sisters, Johnna Rae (Jack) Schreckhise and Jo Dean Hansuld, all of Pleasanton, and many nephews and nieces.
The Memorial Service was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church, 5400 SW Huntoon, Topeka. Inurnment was at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery at Basehor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society or to Valley Falls Meals on Wheels and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences mercerfuneralhomes.com.
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