Sandra Lee Ford, age 68, of Bussey, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.
Sandra was born in Des Moines on March 19, 1945, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Bonnie Jean (Grylls) Plum. Sandra was raised in Bussey and attended Bussey High School.
On Jan. 18, 1962, Sandra and Phillip Dean Ford were united in marriage. Sandra and Phillip shared 44 years of marriage and they were blessed with three children: Cindy, Richard and Russell. Phillip passed away on July 20, 2006.
Sandra was a homemaker and enjoyed visiting with her family and playing games, especially 31 with her lady friends. She liked to scratch lottery tickets and go gambling. She also, with her family, helped run the Liberty Recreational Center in Bussey.
Sandra is survived by her children, Cindy (Joe) Hirchak of Bussey, Richard Ford of North Liberty and Russell Ford of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Josh Ford, Makayla Hirchak, Micheal Brees and Chris Ford; and four great-grandchildren, Kennedi, Kaisey, Zoey and Stephanie. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mary Showers of Lovilia, Bobbi Plum of Altoona and Patty Sage of Knoxville; and one brother, Robert Plum of Knoxville.
Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bonnie Plum; her husband, Phillip Dean Ford; and one sister, Pam Plum.
A celebration of life service for Sandra was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Bussey Community Center of Bussey. Following services a luncheon and visiting will be held at the Community Center. A private family burial will be held at the Liberty Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established to the Liberty Cemetery Association. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home is assisting Sandra’s family with services.