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Sandra LewisSandra Kay Lewis, 71, of Battlefield, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born November 5, 1947 in Kansas City MO, to Fred and Roberta (Block) Botham. Sandra was a lifelong resident of the Randolph and Monroe Counties, as well as the Springfield, MO area. She graduated from Northeast R-IV High School in 1965; where she went onto attend Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. She served honorably in the US Army as a nurse. She also had over 30 years teaching experience; she was a RN Instructor and LPN Coordinator at MACC, and most recently Health Occupations at Ozark Technical Community College in Springfield, MO. Sandra was an amazing nurse with a real love for her profession. She had a special passion for working in obstetrics, specifically Labor & Delivery. She had such a big heart, her love overflowed from her family onto the new mothers and babies she helped care for. She was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church of Cairo, MO. In her free time, Sandra loved cooking, teaching, traveling, and spending as much time as she could with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Roberta and her brother, Ray Botham. Survivors include her beloved husband, Dr. Daniel A. Lewis DO of Battlefield, MO; children, David Lewis of Columbia, MO, Amy (Brett) Henry of Fulton, MO, Matt (April) Lewis of Battlefield, MO and Tim (Darrelene) Lewis of Rogersville, MO; grandchildren, Caden and Kennedy of Columbia MO, Nathaniel VanBoening of Maryville, MO, Kaylee Rybolt of Auxvasse, MO, Carley VanBoening of Fulton, MO, Jordan and Emily Lewis, of Battlefield, MO and Maygon Matlage of Nixa, MO; great grandchildren, Oaklee VanBoening, of Maryville, MO and Blair Wammack of Nixa Mo; three sisters; extended family and close friends. Services celebrating Sandra’s life will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 am at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, Moberly, MO. Interment will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO, with full military honors. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, Moberly, MO. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the American Parkinson Disease Association, St. Louis Chapter, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
I learned so much from this Great Nurse....She touched so many lives. Prayers for her family.
Nita Coale Sep 22 2019 6:36 PM
Sandy and I were in the 1965 Cairo graduating class. She and I both went into,Nursing and we talked about what we planned to do in the nursing field. I only saw her a few times since then, and knew she was battling health issues, but I remember her as sweet, kind, caring, with a smile that showed her beautiful heart and soul. She was so good in and for Nursing. I can only imagine those same caring actions toward all My prayers and sympathy to her family and friends as you mourn her loss. May you be Blessed with Gods loving Presence.
Diane Hibbs Heitman Sep 20 2019 10:35 PM
I met Sandra when I moved to Cairo my freshman year of High school. Sandra was so kind, willing to help anyone that needed it, and I never saw her be mean or angry with anyone. Our world was very lucky to have had Sandra in it. Our prayers go out to her entire family.
Nardra Mitchell (David) Sep 20 2019 4:43 PM
I first met Sandra when we moved to Jacksonville when I was in the fourth grade. We were in a small class of about 8 or 9 through 6th grade at Jacksonville and then moved up to join the 7th grade at Cairo. She was a good friend with a sweet spirit and kind heart, always had a smile, and laughed at my stupid jokes. It is no surprise she followed her mother into the nursing field. I do not remember ever hearing a harsh word from her. Sandra, Terry Newton and I also went to Cairo Baptist Church together and our moms were good friends and in the same extension club. I remember us playing together at many of the club socials. She was an important part of our Class of '65 and the first member we have lost! She was a blessing to me, and I am thankful God put her in my life. Her pain is gone; she has been set free and is now in the arms of Jesus! My heart goes out to Danny, her children and grandchildren who she dearly loved and her sisters, Sue, Ruth, Debbie and Pam. May God give each of you peace and comfort and fill your hearts with precious memories! Bonnie (& Richard) Brockman
Bonnie Brockman Sep 20 2019 4:08 PM
When I think of Amy's momma, I reflect on the times she would visit Amy and children in Paris on a frequent basis. She loved her family and it was so visible. On many occasions we played cards, we visited, we laughed and poked fun at one another. I know she struggled with her health over recent years and am sorry for the loss.
Julie Hall Sep 20 2019 10:58 AM
Mrs. Lewis is still to this day one of my favorite instructors. As I finish up my ASN degree I continue to think of her and the things she taught me in high school, at the beginning of my nursing degree pursuit. She made a huge impact on her students lives.
Taylor Thomas (Morton) Sep 19 2019 10:51 PM