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Sandra K. Slade

October 22, 1945 — May 19, 2024

Cozad

Sandra K. Slade age 78 passed away Sunday May 19th, 2024 at Emerald Nursing & Rehab in Cozad Nebraska.

Sandy was born Sandra K. Childers on October 22nd 1945, in Crawford County, Indiana to Gilmer and Julia (Sturgeon) Childers. She then lived in English, Indiana, where she was raised by her Grandma and Grandpa Sturgeon. She graduated from English/Sterling High class of ’62.

After graduating she moved to Nebraska with Don and Thelma Sturgeon for more opportunities.  Sandy met and married Harlan Garringer, to this union they welcomed two sons: James and William.

Sandy resided in Elm Creek, Nebraska for a large portion of her adult life, while working at Baldwins in Kearney, Nebraska until she retired.

Sandy loved the Lord and her family fiercely. She was always doing her best to spread God’s word to anyone willing to listen. She enjoyed getting to know people and never met a stranger. Sandy always talked about “back home” in Indiana which would spark stories of days long gone, but would paint such beautiful pictures in your mind.

Sandy is survived by her two sons, James & wife Sheli Garringer of Lexington, Bill & Kristy Garringer of Elm Creek; five grandchildren, Margo, Megan, Caleb, Johnathan, and Chelsey; seven great grandchildren; as well as many extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; sister, Charlene.

A Celebration of Life Service for Sandy will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 1-3 p.m. at the Elm Creek Lions Club Community Center.


A Private Family Inurnment will be held in the Sturgeon Family Cemetery in English, Indiana at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are kindly suggested to Emerald Nursing and Rehab in Cozad, Nebraska.


Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com


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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 27, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Elm Creek Community Center

535 W Boyd Ave, Elm Creek, NE 68836

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