Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY - GRACE (PARMAN) SANDAGE, Mount Ayr
MOUNT AYR - Grace SANDAGE, 84, of Mount Ayr died Wednesday, June 7, 1989, at the Clearview Nursing Home, Mount Ayr.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home, Mount Ayr.
The Rev. Carmen LAMPE will officiate with burial in the Lone Star Cemetery near Albany, Mo. There is open
visitation at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Mount Ayr.
Mrs. SANDAGE was born Jan. 24, 1905, in Harrison County, Mo. to John and Lydia (HUNTER) PARMAN. She married
O. G. SANDAGE August 1967 in Albany, Mo. She taught French and English in Missouri and was a member of the Missouri
State Teachers Association. She had been a resident of the Mount Ayr area for the past 22 years and previously
in Albany, Mo.
Survivors include her husband, O. G. SANDAGE of Mount Ayr; a step-daughter, Wanda (Mrs. Ed) BLOOM of Urbandale;
a step-son, Harold SANDAGE of Ottumwa; and a brother, Quentin PARMAN of Darlington, Mo.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 15, 1989
OBITUARY ~ GRACE LUELLA (PARMAN) SANDAGE
Grace Luella (PARMAN) SANDAGE passed away June 7, 1989 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 84 years,
four months and seven days. She was born January 24, 1905, in Harrison County, Missouri, to Thomps and Lydia Anna PARMAN. She
was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Clinton.
She and O. G. SANDAGE were married August 15, 1967.
She is survived by her husband; a step-daughter, Wanda BLOOM and family of Urbandale, Iowa, and a step-son, Harold
SANDAGE and family of Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Quentin PARMAN and wife of Darlington, Mo.; a niece, Deborah Sue
JENSEN and family of Raytown, Mo.
She began her teaching career in the Millor county school north of Albany, then taught
in Helena and Bethany, Mo., grade schools before joining the Albany, Mo. high school where she taught French and English, in
some instances to two generations. The 1968 Comet of the Albany R-III School District was dedicated to her teaching
She kept in touch with many of her students and friends until her long illness made communication all but impossible. She
was a member of the Missouri State Techers' Association and the First Baptist Church of Mount Ayr.
She never complained though she bore such a heavy
cross if silence for so long. The personnel of the rest home provided the best in professional care and her devoted did evertying humanly
possible for her. However, the things human hands could not do must have been provided by the Indwelling Spirit of the
Holy Trinity, enabling her to end her long illness with a smile on her lips.
Funeral services were held June 10, 1989, from the
Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Carmen LAMPE. Music was provided by Mrs. Keith SACKETT,
Mrs. Gary BICKERS and Mrs. Roger TRULLINGER.
Casketbearers were Max BUCK, Ron JENSEN, Nathan JENSEN, Gene LARSON, Roe GREIMANN and Ellis MAUDLIN.
She was buried beside her parents and infant brother in the Lone Star, Mo. cemetery near Albany, Mo.
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