Sandra Boone, 68

Sandra Joyce Boone, 68, of Wabash went home to be with her Lord at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 26, from Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.  She was born on May 16, 1949 in Peru, Ind. to Earl and Beverly (Vincent) Overman.

She was married on August 23, 1969 by the Rev. Kenneth Pickering at the Amboy Friends Church, Amboy, Ind. to Darrell Boone, who survives.

Sandra was a 1967 graduate of Maconaquah High School, and earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Indianapolis, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Possessed of a sweet and giving spirit, from early childhood Sandra dreamed of serving others through a career as a nurse. At the time of her passing, she was the executive director of 85 Hope, Wabash County’s Free Health Clinic. Prior to that, she was a school nurse and student health services coordinator for 17 years at MSD Schools of Wabash County. She had also been a school nurse at White’s Residential and Family Services. In all of her nursing positions, she loved serving the students and clients with whom she worked.

During her nursing career she was named Wabash County’s “Health Care Hero” in 2005. She also served for many years on the board of the Indiana School Nurses Association, and was on the advisory board for Indiana Wesleyan University’s Nursing Program. Sandra was also a member of the Purdue/Wabash County Extension Board.

Sandra was a member of Wabash Friends Church, where she enjoyed serving as a Sunday School teacher for grades 4-6. She also served faithfully for many years as a camp nurse for Joni and Friends Family Retreat, in Muskegon Mich., which ministers to individuals and families impacted by disability. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her family, friends, and grandchildren, and vacationing at Lake Wawasee.

Sandra is survived by her husband Darrell, and two sons, Roger (Tonya) Boone, Wabash, and Philip (Shelly) Boone, Urbana, grandchildren Randy, Elijah, and Adeline Boone. She is also survived by her father, Earl Overman, Peru, sisters Brenda (Mike) Blackburn, Noblesville, Rhonda (Roger) Blackburn (Peru), and Randy (Donna) Overman, Peru. She was preceded in death by her mother and another son, Peter E. Boone.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2 at Wabash Friends Church, with pastors Brandon Eaton and John Myers officiating. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Wednesday at the church.

Preferred memorials include Wabash Friends Church or Joni and Friends Family Retreats, 915, Harger Rd., Suite 210, Oak Brook, Ill. 60523.

The memorial book for Sandra may be signed at


Posted on 2018 May 01