Some songs from 1961

Sandra Lee Sigler
Sandra Lee "Sandi" Sigler, passed away January 29, 2024, at the age of 80 years. She was born March 14, 1943, in Manilla, Iowa. Sandi was daughter of Edwin "Eddie" and Marcella (Wiese) Johnson.

Sandi grew up in Manning, Iowa, with her two sisters Barbara and Kathy. There she graduated from Manning High School in 1961, and worked in the family clothing store - Johnson's Department Store. Sandi later attended beauty school and obtained her license.

Sandi gave birth to her daughter, Thea, in 1963. Her son, Chad followed in 1973. Her children were her pride and joy, and she cared for them fiercely. The impact Thea and Chad have had on this world are her continuing legacy.

Sandi held a variety of jobs in her working years. She worked as a homemaker raising her children, provided home care, dispatched for the sheriff’s office, and made sure that the students at Emporia State University never went hungry. In all that she did, a common theme resounds: Sandi cared for others.

Sandi made holidays and birthdays special, always spoiling the ones she loved. She created special memories of flying kites on Easter and playing BINGO on Christmas. Always strong and determined, Sandi lived her life by the words of Frank Sinatra and would proudly say, "I Did It My Way."

Left to mourn Sandi's passing are her daughter Thea and husband Doug Bower of Haysville, Kansas; son Chad and wife June Henkelman of Valley Center, Kansas; grandsons Craig and wife Sara Bower of Wichita, Kansas; Steven Bower of Springville, New York; Chandler and wife Kylie Henkelman, of Quinter, Kansas; granddaughter Kirsten Kedrowski of Hays, Kansas; great-grandsons Braxton (Steven) Bower and Camden (Craig and Sara) Bower; and her beloved rescue dog, Beau.

Sandi was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Marcella Johnson; and sisters Barbara Wieland and Kathy Moore.

There will be no public memorial service. The family will gather for a private family celebration of Sandi's life at a later date.

In honor of Sandi's life, memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Helping Hands Hospice or Furever Friends in care of Charter Funerals, 501 West Sixth Avenue, Emporia, KS, 66801.