Sandra Jo Strickland, 77, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 7:10 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN. She was born on Sunday, August 11, 1940, in Grant County, IN. She married Kenneth E. Strickland on Sunday, March 09, 1958 at the First Christian Church, Marion, IN. Sandra was a 1958 graduate of Marion High School. She furthered her education at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. where she received a Bachelor ’s degree and also a Masters and graduated Cum Laude. Sandra was a very dedicated teacher. She had taught at the Montpelier Elementary as a 4th grade teacher for 28 years. She truly had a love for teaching and had spent her life focusing on just that. She was a member of ISTA, and Tri Kappa. She enjoyed playing Bridge, traveling, and spending her winters in Florida.
Loving Survivors Include her Husband - Kenneth E. Strickland, Montpelier, IN, Son - Kenneth Ray (Sherri) Strickland, Gaston, IN, Daughter - Cyndi Ann (Bob) Poe, Huntington, IN, Son - Stephen Eugene (Amy) Strickland, Bryon Center, MI,9 Grandchildren - Stacey Jo (Greg) Jarrett, Christopher (Ann) Strickland, Craig (Ashley) Strickland, Patty (Jason) Smalley, Ashley (Caleb) Ling, Shelli (Justin) Coburn, Gabriel Austin Poe, Samantha Strickland, and Ryan Strickland, Brother - Robert DeLong, Marion, IN, and 15 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Father - Charles E. Ellsworth, and Mother - Maryann (Wright) DeLong.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
A service to celebrate Sandra’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 with Rev. Susan Finley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier.
Preferred memorials: Blackford Animal Shelter C/O Pam Bonham PO Box 70 Hartford City IN 47348
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com