Sandra Spillman


September 17, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Sandra Spillman

Sandra D. Spillman, 77, Iola, formerly of Colony, passed away at her home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. 

Sandy was born on July 8, 1942, in Garnett, to Clem Everett McGhee and Yvonne Helen (Bain) McGhee. She graduated from Colony High School in 1960. She then attended the Joplin School of Cosmetology. Sandy owned and operated the Iola School of Cosmetology for two-and-a-half years, where she taught 23 students. During the time she was a beautician, she owned and operated beauty shops in Iola, Blue Mound and Kincaid. Sandy retired in 1999, so she could help more on the family farm. Sandy married Willard Dean Hamm in June 1960. This union was blessed with two daughters, Terri and Melissa. They later divorced. Sandy then married Decker Spillman on March 19, 1970. This union was blessed with one son, Vance. 

When Sandy’s children were small, she enjoyed sewing clothes for them and later making quilts for her grandkids and great-grandkids. She also enjoyed gardening and she canned vegetables every summer. Sandy’s hobbies were reading, doing latch hook, crewel stitchery, and yard work. Every year, she looked forward to growing flowers for her numerous flower arrangements she entered at the Kincaid Fair. She also enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family, and playing games. While Decker was working on the farm, Sandy taught Vance how to play baseball, even though she couldn’t catch or throw very well, which is something he still enjoys to this day. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Decker Spillman on Feb. 27, 2018, and her brother Gary. 

Sandy is survived by her two daughters, Terri Jackman and husband, Greg, and Missy Strickler and husband, Jeff, of Colony; her son, Vance Spillman and wife, Barbara, of Flower Mound, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jessica Feuerborn and husband, Luke, of Garnett, Crystal Dunbar and husband, Andrew, of Richmond, Zachary Jackman and wife, Linsey, of Colony, Tanner Strickler of Lawrence, Katrina Strickler and fiance, Caylor Luther of Olathe, Tiffany Davidson and husband, Devin, of Colony, Kaden Strickler of Wichita, and Mayson Spillman and Ethan Spillman, both of Flower Mound, Texas; nine great-grandchildren, Kallie, Kamrie and Karlie Feuerborn, Arabella, Aydan, Mathew, and Calan Dunbar, and Emmilene and Vanorah Jackman; sister, Delores Showalter of El Paso, Texas; brother, Ronald McGhee, of Colony; two sisters-in-law, Darline Spillman of Kincaid, and Letha Spillman of Blue Mound; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, King Kong. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday S at the Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Iola. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony First Responders and left in care of the funeral home. 

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