Sandra “Sandy” Kay Talley of Springtown, TX passed away unexpectedly February 15, 2020 at the age of 51.
Sandy was born April 12, 1968 in Flint, MI. She was full of life and lived every day to its fullest. Sandy loved and cherished every friend she ever made. Her infectious smile radiated into everyone and will not be forgotten. She loved the sun, the water and loved to be outdoors. Sandy was a member of the Chula Chaser organization where she took pride in helping others and raising money for the kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. She loved the Lord and guided many people to Christ. She never knew a stranger and had a passion for life that was beyond comparison. She was preceded in death by her father Ronald Jackson Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Talley; son, Tyler Hatfield; daughter, Amber Walker; grandson, Mason Walker; niece, Taylor Reckers; stepdaughter, Courtney Talley and stepson. Chad Talley. Also survived by one brother, Ron Jackson Jr. and his wife, Irma Jackson; four sisters, Lexie Jackson, Linda Patton, Lisa Jackson and Katie Jackson; her mother, Vickie Asmus; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Dan Talley and many other grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 officiated by Lens Walker at The House of NAM Church at 9600 Watercress Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76135. Followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at, The Finish Line 12035 Camp Bowie West Blvd, Aledo, TX 76008.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Sandy to the Chula Chasers, for the Kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. Make checks payable to Chula Chasers with Memo In Honor of Sandy Talley, 900 Trinity Ct Willow Park, Tx 76087.
Jimmy Carl Strother, Vietnam War Army Veteran and proud member of National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Union 669, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on February 10, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Jimmy grew up in Fort Worth and was a 1965 graduate of Diamond Hill Jarvis High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Auguste Thurman and G.K. Strother; step-father, Bob Thurman and step-brother, Kerry Thurman.
Survivors: sons, Jason (Jennifer) Strother, John (Meggan) Strother, Anthony Strother; daughters, Amy (Jeremy) Drake, Jennifer (Philip) Brown, 8 grandchildren; sisters, Gabriele (Leon) Parham, Rosie Strother, Karen (James) Erskine; step-brother, Craig (Debbie) Thurman and step-sister, Christie Thurman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Gabriel's Hospice for their attentiveness and care.
A private family memorial service will be held with burial at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Sharon Rene Wood Oliver went home to her Lord February 1, 2020, after fiercely battling a long illness. Sharon was born October 15, 1962 in Wichita, KS. She was the fifth child of seven, born to Donald Gene Wood (Wichita, KS) and Bonnie Elizabeth Frisch Wood (Taylor, TX). Sharon was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Agnes Frisch, George and Margaret Wood; parents, Donald and Bonnie Wood; sisters, Annalisa Wood Pilney and Jody Johnson.
She is survived by siblings, Michael Wood (Gretchen) of Decatur, TX, Paul Wood (Lorraine) of Fort Worth, TX, Patricia Wood Flowers of Mabank, TX, Mary Wood Neary (Robert) of Rhome, TX and David Wood of Dallas, TX; children, Stephen Wood (Amy) of Fort Worth, TX, Bonnie Patterson (James) of Reno, NV, Brian Austin of Reno, NV, Lea Epley (Michael) of Fort Worth, TX and Frankee Jo Johnson (Jaz Thompson) of Eddy, TX; grandchildren, Steven Stone, James Wood, Drew Logan, Lara Wood, Kayla Patterson, Ashlee Patterson, Jesse Patterson, Nikoli Thor Austin, Josiah Donald Austin and Lacy Combest ...as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who she considered extended family.
Sweet sister, daughter, mother, granddaughter, cousin, aunt, and friend. We love you. We miss you. When we stop and remember that you're not here in the world with us, a tear forms...a throat tightens, but more than that, a joy swells within us, because, we know that you're out of pain and both filled with and surrounded by, the overwhelming joy and complete love found in God's presence. You were so brave these last few years....but then you always were. You walked forward through life, taking the path as it came to you. Accepting and working through difficulties and enjoying the good times to the fullest. We each treasure the private memories that we have of you, as well as those occasions when we all gathered as family. You loved well! You loved everyone. Accepted anyone. Because it was your nature...and without planning, agenda, or aforethought, you were the hands and feet of Jesus more than most. Even during your time in hospice care, you cared for those around you with love and selfless generosity. We will all join you soon Sharon....but not before you get Mom to your self for a while ❤ XOXO Bon voyage... ....If you would like to honor the memory of Sharon, remember to take the time to see your loved ones, family, and friends. Don't wait until it's too late to enjoy life with those that you love.
Clyde Dudley McClendon Jr., 64, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 18, 2020.
Clyde is survived by his loving partner in life, Eileen; son, Cody; daughter, Clarissa; grandchildren, Cody, Charla 'Jade, Irma and Alexis; sisters, Donna and Renee; several nieces, nephews and many loving family and friends.
Sylvia Lucille Mannke, age 80, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 3, 1939 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Sylvia moved to California in 1974 and resided there until moving back to her country home in Springtown, Texas in 2009 where she later passed.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, John and Hazel King; brother, Kenneth Fox; husbands, Louis Martinez Sr. and Albert R. Mannke.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Sheryl and Tony Martin, Sharlotte and Lester Farley, Sondra and Bill Vandergriff and Christina Martinez; sister-in-law, Sue Fox; grandchildren, Johnny, Sarah, Steven, Thomas, Michael, Ashley, Travis, Matthew and 9 great grandchildren.
Donnie Lee Kight, age, 52, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 17, 2019.
A Celebration of Donnie’s Life will take place Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3pm, at his sister Patricia home, please contact family for directions.
Donnie was a jack of all trades and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do. He enjoyed working on cars, dancing, singing and eating pizza and hamburgers, but his most favorite food was that of his sister Patricia’s cooking. He never met a stranger, because he had one of the biggest hearts. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert Lee Brashear and Margarita Picaso-Castaneda.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing, fiancé, Flancee Cecillia Ybarra; sisters, Patricia Picaso-Valdez (Ulisses) and Grace “Roseanna” Ramirez (Jaime); son, Donnie Lee Kight Jr.; five grandchildren, Xavier, Anthony, Isaac, Damien and Amiyah Flores along with a host of loving family and friends.
God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around him and whispered “come with me” with tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay, a golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. Rest in peace Donnie…
Maureen Ellen Sternfels (75) passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was born February 11, 1944, in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Makey French.
A beloved mother, sister and friend, she is preceded in death by her sister Kathy Jones and survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Zac Grimaldo, sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Patrick Kelly, brother-in-law, Don Jones, sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Dan Burger, and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Laura French, all of whom she loved deeply.
Maureen was a graduate of Nolan High School and attended Arlington State College. She retired from banking after 40 years, during which she established lifelong relationships with coworkers and customers. Spending time with family and friends along with shopping were her greatest enjoyments. Later in life, she learned to crochet and quilt. Considering her love to socialize, it is no wonder that she adored collecting butterflies. Meeting and helping others became her passion. She was a “mom” to staff and residents alike, at the Mansfield Medical Lodge where she lived. Her caring nature and loving spirit will be deeply missed.
Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.lastingimpressionsfunerals.com
Jacqueline Ann Vernon, age 63, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
Memorial Service: 2:30 pm Saturday, October 26th, at Birdville Church of Christ, 3208 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117.
She was born March 20, 1956 in Tampa, Florida to Jack and Jane Layfield and grew up in Richland Hills, Texas. She graduated from Richland High School and attended Abilene Christian University. Jacqueline worked for HEB ISD for 20 years and most recently at L.D. Bell High School. Her favorite past times were spending time with her family and friends. She loved to go to the beach at any chance possible and would say, “The beach is my happy place”. Reading and serving the Lord was a passion of hers.
Jacqueline is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her loving children, Emily Jane Vernon, Mallory Ann Vernon, Mitchell Kirk Vernon, Kelly Michelle Russell and husband, Dennis; grandchild, Sydney Russell; mother, Jane Wellman Layfield; brother, Michael Stephen Layfield and wife, Tricia; and her beloved four-legged children, Quincey and Shadow.
William (Bill) Collins, age 66, of Haslet, a loving husband, father and brother passed away August 23, 2019 following an eight-month battle with cancer.
William Harland Collins was born March 15, 1953 in Braham Minnesota to Carl and Miriam Collins, the fourth of seven children. He spent his childhood years in Massachusetts. The family later moved back to Minnesota where Bill attended J.H and H.S. He loved fishing, woodworking and working with his hands. His annual highlight was a 4th of July fireworks display which he put on for family, friends, and neighbors.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Miriam Collins, a brother Charles, and a granddaughter Brayley.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Janna Collins; children, Carrie Ann Collins and Billy(Haley) Collins; four grandsons; brothers and sisters, Thea(Russ) Troolin, Marilyn(Rev. Chuck Kackley, John(Janae) Collins, Walter(Tammy) Collins, June(Larry) Juday and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service: 1:00pm Tuesday, August 27th at North Point Church, 933 Ranch Road, Fort Worth, 76131 with Rev. Chuck Kackley officiating. Following the service, a celebration of life will immediately follow at the church. Arrangements were entrusted in the care of Lasting Impressions Funerals of North Richland Hills. For those wishing to send flowers or memorials to the family, please have them delivered to North Point Church.
Hisae Shimamoto Kanan, age 87, transitioned peacefully Sunday, August 11, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 12 noon with lunch directly following at Sheffield Family Life center, 5700 Winner Road, Independence, MO 64127.
Hisae was born April 25, 1932 in Nagasaki, Japan to Jiun Shimamoto and Sugi Tsutsumi Shimamoto. She began work in retail where she found a profound talent in becoming a wonderful seamstress, which became one of her passions. In 1954 she met the love of her life, Maurice Earl Kanan, a Navy Officer, they married and a year later she moved to the United States in 1957, where she focused her life raising her five children. She was a dedicated loving mother and adored spending time with her grandbabies.
She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sandra Grace Kanan; grandson, Kristopher Kanan and her parents.
Hisae is survived by her loving children, William ‘Bill’ Kanan, Kathleen ‘Ann’ Estrada, Frank Kanan and Tammy Turner and husband, Larry; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers, Tamio Tsutsumi and Hiromichi Shimamoto; sister, Setsuko Shimamoto Yanai; three nephews and five nieces.