On April 22, 2021, Sandra “Sandy” Kay Garner went home to Jesus at the age of 79. Sandy was born on January 26, 1942 to Lester and Bonnie Smith in Marshalltown, IA. Sandy was survived by her mother: Bonnie Smith; brother: James (Diane) Smith; daughters: Mika (Ed) Haase and Misty (Scott) Ramsdell; grandchildren: Nichol (Jeremy) Fellows, Meagan (Andrew) Cowden, Ben and Alex Ramsdell; and great-grandchildren: Payton, Addyson and Bentley Fellows, Trynity and Skylar Cowden. Sandy was called “Grape” by her great-grandkids! Sandy was preceded in death by her father: Lester Smith; sisters: Sheryl Niemand and Leslie Wilkening; daughter: Kelly Garner; and granddaughter: Alexis Ramsdell.
Sandy was a deeply devoted Christian who loved Jesus. It’s hard to put into words how much she was loved by her family and friends. She was a funny woman and full of sass. She could always make you smile. Her family was her greatest joy. During her lifetime, she worked many different jobs, often employing family members. One of her favorite business’ was “Sandy’s Chocolates’, probably due to her love of chocolate. She loved her “nummies”. She touched the lives of so many people and will be deeply missed by all.
Because of her love of Jesus, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Family Church. These donations will be used to support missions within the church to spread the word of God! Please use the link below to send the donations.
Sandy's funeral will be at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at First Family Church, 317 SE Magazine Road, Ankeny, Iowa 50021. Her family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time. She will be interred at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA .