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Linn County News 

Published May 26, 2021

Sandra “Sandy” Kathleen (Cartwright) McCorkell, age 72, of Parker, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 21, 2021, following a short illness. Sandy was born Thursday, Sept. 30, 1948, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., the daughter of Hoyt V. Cartwright and Margie L. (Hassler) Cartwright. 

As a young child the family left Lindsay, Okla., for Porterville, Calif., where Sandy received her early education, graduating from Strathmore Union High School in 1966. 

Sandy married her husband of 57 years, George James McCorkell, on Oct. 8, 1964, in Tijuana, Mexico. Moving in 1968 from California to Parker, a home and family was established producing two daughters, Wendy L. (McCorkell) Werner and Kimberly J. McCorkell, both of Osawatomie, Kan. 

Sandy was an amazing artist and expressed those talents in her oil paintings, cake decorating, floral arrangements, craft projects and many other creative hobbies. Her interests were expansive, and she loved learning new skills, experiencing new adventures and spending time with family and friends. Early on, Sandy worked as a nurse’s aide, owned and managed a grocery store in Centerville, Kan., eventually working for the Prairie View School District as a bus driver for several years. Sandy loved her God, family and country.

Sandy is survived by her husband, daughters and two brothers, David R. Cartwright and Dennis O. Cartwright, both of Neosho, Mo.; two grandchildren, Samuel A. Werner and Theodore J. Werner; her beloved dog Izzy; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Sandy is preceded in death by her father Hoyt V. Cartwright, mother Margie L. Cartwright, brother Hoyt D. “Danny” Cartwright, sister Judy M. (Hembree) Cartwright and nephew Benjamin O. Cartwright.

Sandy’s fun-loving spirit will be greatly missed and remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Plum Creek Church of Christ located at 31990 W. 363rd St., Osawatomie, KS 66064. Burial will be at Mound Creek Cemetery with church reception following burial service. Flower deliveries may be made to the church.

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