Sandra Kay (Gendren Erdell) Vaughn, 73, formerly of Oakland City, IN passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, IN. She was born on April 21, 1947 in Vincennes, IN to William and Betty (Whittington) Gendren. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1965 and later attended Oakland City College where she received an Associate’s Degree. She had been a homemaker, floral designer, and sold life insurance, Tupperware, Avon, and Mary Kay over the years. She was a member of Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Oakland City. Sandy was an amazing cook and, even more so, baker. Animals and people alike were always offered something to eat as she did not want anyone to be hungry. She enjoyed being a part of Phi Beta Psi, a service sorority focused on supporting cancer research. A member of the National Hot Rod Association, she had a 1929 Ford pickup that she liked taking to car shows. One of her favorite events was the Evansville Frog Follies.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Belinda Wallbank (Tom) of Zionsville; son Jeffrey Erdell (Tela) of Newburgh; her grandchildren; sister, Pamela Baldwin of Grayville, IL; and brother, William “Bill” Gendren of Princeton and step-sons Ted Vaughn and Tim Vaughn. Formerly married to John H. Erdell who was one of her many friends. Sandy was known to be especially kind and gentle and never complained about life’s challenges. For the last few years, she resided at Rittenhouse Village Assisted Living in Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer Vaughn in 2001; and brother, Robert “Bob” Gendren in 2012.
A funeral service will be held at the graveside at 1 pm (CDT) on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Otwell Cemetery in Otwell, IN officiated by Pastor Matt Malin with burial following. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7 pm (CDT) on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City and from 11 am until 12 pm (CDT) on Monday, then going in procession to the graveside. Due to Covid 19 regulations, seating for the funeral and capacity of the funeral home for visitation will be limited. Social distancing from one another is encouraged. The family wants all who come to be as safe as possible while celebrating Sandra’s life.
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