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Saundra Hull

Saundra Kay (Sandy) Covey Hull, 67, passed away at her home in Spring, Texas, Sunday evening, July 21, 2013. She was born to John and Lorraine Covey on Oct. 1, 1945, in Blackwell, Okla.
The family moved to Iola in 1955 and Saundra graduated from Iola High School in 1963. As an IREM property manager, she relocated several times and lived in Bettendorf, Ia., Chicago, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Ark., and Houston.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lorraine and Bill Sheets, Diamond City, Ark.; husband Jimmie (Jay), son Jacen, grandsons Payton and Jaden, Spring, Texas; stepdaughters Jina Jenacaro, Jarrin Harrison and stepson Jimmie Hull, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Carolyn Wilkins, three nieces and a nephew, Oklahoma City. A private memorial service was today in Spring. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or Children’s Miracle Network in lieu of flowers.

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Calvin Christy

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