Sandra M. Wittenmyer, age 77, better known as “Sandy” to her loving husband Steve and all of her friends. She was affectionately called “Mom or Grandma” by all the children that loved her so. Sandy died peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Loganville, GA during the early morning hours, of Nov. 10th 2017. Sandy was born on May 17,1940 in Toledo, Oh. She attended DeVilbisss High School, where she graduated in 1958. She was one of five children to the parents of Nathan & Irene Warrington. On July 12,1958, Sandy Warrington married Stephen Wittenmyer which started a marriage lasting 59 years and will continue till eternity.
To all those that knew Sandy and got to visit her at home, much like her mother Irene, Sandy was happiest when cooking for those that stopped by for a quick visit or stayed for a great home-cooked dinner. Most adult friends and family will remember her famous Canadian walleye or Lake Erie perch fish dinners which was her husband’s favorite, that only she could make to his liking. To all others and the kids in the family, it was Sandy’s southern style crispy edge pancakes that was a real treat…. definitely worth getting out of bed early for. However, Steve would tell you that only her country fried mush and plain black coffee was worth getting out of bed for. And for those that were fortunate enough to see the cooking ritual in Sandy’s kitchen……all was well in her world when her husband complimented her by saying ….”Honey, that was just the way I like it”. Sandy always knew that a way to a man’s heart was through his stomach, but everyone around knew that it was more than food, that made up their forever love.
Sandy’s life included a few paths of health challenges along the way, but there were many more roads of happiness and love for everyone that entered her life. Sandy never met a stranger and always offered a helping hand, followed by a sincere “Bless You”….even if it was just a sneeze. She went on to volunteer her time and resources to many individuals and organizations along the way. When of the proudest times of her life was being elected President of the Women’s Auxiliary American Legion Post # 0233 in Loganville, GA. She proudly served this position for 3 years and received numerous awards and accreditations because of her efforts and dedication. Sandy also received the National Women’s Auxiliary President of the Year of the award.
Sandy is survived by husband Stephen 81, and their daughter Tracy A Drath 58, son –in-law Dennis G Drath who resides in Scottsdale, AZ. and granddaughter Kara M Drath 36, and her two grandsons, Ayden N Gilliam 15, and Mason A Gilliam 12, of Brownsburg, IN. Funeral services will be held at Tom Wages Funeral Services on Sunday Nov. 12, 2017 from noon – 3PM. Steve and Tracy offer a sincere “Thank You” to all the family, friends and care givers that assisted and cared for Sandy during her final days. The family requests that any donations be made in Sandy’s name to Soldiers Connection P.O. Box 291 Loganville, GA 30052, Soldiersconnect@bellsouth.net. Also request that you think of Sandy and smile, the next time you enjoy a great fish dinner or home-made pancakes. And may “God Bless You”.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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