She was born July 24, 1939, in Wabash, to Charles R. and Mary A. (Brown) Keppel. She was a 1957 graduate of Wabash High School and received her B.S. Degree from Manchester College as well as a Master’s degree from Ball State University. She married Gerald L. Carter on March 7, 1959.
Sandy retired from the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County where she taught first and second grade at Southwood Elementary since 1969. After retiring from teaching, she continued to impact student’s lives by tutoring. Sandy was a member of Wabash Friends Church where she was involved with “Home Happenings”. She enjoyed reading, music, Bible Study Fellowship, scrapbooking, friends, family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Christine Curless (Jim Snodgrass), La Fontaine, Ind.; Lorri (Greg) Miller, Andrews, Ind.; mother: Mary Keppel, North Manchester, Ind.; three grandchildren: Maggi (Rich) Easterday, Wabash; Liza Miller, Andrews; Ryan Curless, La Fontaine; great-granddaughter: Megan Easterday, Wabash; brother: Phil (Nancy) Keppel, Roanoke, Ind.; a niece and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and granddaughter, Briannon Curless.
Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Funeral services will occur at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash, with Alex Falder, a former student of Mrs. Carter, officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Bible Study Fellowship via Wabash Friends Church.