Sandra Hardy Parker, of Cambridge, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the age of 72. Sandy was born to parents, Samuel and Mary Irene (Mercer) Hardy on September 21, 1946 in Cambridge, Ohio. She grew up as the eldest of eight: Paul (Linda) Hardy; Pat (Ben) Wise; Kathy (Dave) Ridgley; Molly Dybiec; Andy (Dottie) Hardy; and Jessie Hardy.
Sandy attended John Glenn High School. She graduated with an Associate Degree From Muskingum Area Technical College (AKA Zane State College). Sandy was a veteran of the US Navy, stationed in Quonset Point Naval Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She worked in social work at the former Cambridge State Hospital. She went on to become an officer (Captain) in The Salvation Army and then served as the secretary for the New Concord Baptist church.
Sandy enjoyed, playing Scrabble, gardening, camping and fishing. Sandy gained pleasure through giving of her time, love and patience. She truly enjoyed the friendships she has made through the church and the Cambridge Heights Apartments. She was devoted to her Lord and Savior whom she loved, and worshiped.
Sandy is survived by her daughters, Karen (Todd) Jarrett; Debbie (Dean) Gingerich; Wendy (John) Curtis; six grandchildren: Misti (Joel) Gebhart; Kristen (Terry) Sampson; Tiffany Jarrett; Kaiden Jarrett; Tori (Joey) Curtis, Tara Curtis; and three great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews; and many cousins from the Cambridge and Marion, Ohio areas. She is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Hardy; her mother, Mary Irene Hardy; Brother-in-law, Gary Dybiec; Niece, Tina (Hardy) Czigans; Nephew, Billy Jackson; and grandson, Jayten Jarrett;
Following Sandy’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Burial will be at Northwood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family is grateful for the condolences. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to the New Concord Baptist Church, The Salvation Army, Cambridge Heights Apartments or the American Cancer Society.
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American Cancer Society
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Cambridge Heights Apartment
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New Concord Baptist Church
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The Salvation Army
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