Sandra J. Body-Garven

December 31, 1935 ‒ May 26, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Sandra J. Body-Garven, age 81, of Fredericktown, died Friday May 26, 2017, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. Sandra was born December 31, 1935 in Chesterville to Hoy and Aileen (Smith) Hartwell.

Sandra served as lunch cashier at the Fredericktown Public Schools for over 30 years. She was a member of the Fredericktown Church of God. Sandra enjoyed camping, going on road trips with her friends, one of her favorite spots to visit was Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie. She spent many years serving as a Girl Scout- Brownie leader in Fredericktown.

Surviving are her son John (Melissa) Body of Mount Vernon; her daughter Jan Lashley of Mount Vernon; 7 grandchildren Christy, Jenny, Eric, Jessica, Larysa, Aaron and Emily; 11 great grandchildren; her brother James (Kathy) Hartwell of Fredericktown; her sister Donna Johnson of Martinsburg; and the Garven family. Besides her parents Sandra was preceded in death by her husband’s Roy E. Body and Dewey Garven Jr.

Friends may call from Noon until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Pastor Richard Prater officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown Church of God, 19535 Zolman Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored, to have been selected, to serve the family of Sandra J. Body-Garven.

  • Dear family of Sandy .So Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was a dear friend and good Christian . She will be greatly missed by all the knew het. So sorry I can’t be at he funeral I’m recovering from a broken hip. I’ll be praying for God to grant you Pease knowing she has run her race and won her heavenly home. Gerri Reed

  • To Jan, John and family members:
    So sad to see this news and remember Sandy with fond memories. She was a good
    friend of my mother’s Jackie Letts, and I had so much fun spending time with her in the Intermediate Building while an aide there. May the Lord send peace and comfort to you at this time and may the memories you hold in your heart be with you forever.

    Janet (Letts) and Rich Hiles

  • My condolences to Sandy’s family. I remember her well from not only the school lunchroom but she was my Brownie leader when I was a child. I always had so much fun with her as our leader. RIP Sandy as you go home to be with the Lord. ~Roberta Snyder Harris

  • We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of Sandy’s family. We share in the loss of this sweet spirit, and always enjoyed talking to her and sharing stories. She certainly leaves a legacy of family love and community service. She will be missed. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our sincere sympathy to Jan and family. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Sending prayers to you Jan and your whole family….we never want to face things like this but its all a part of life…..take comfort is knowing she is with her husband now.. love you Jan…

  • Jan and Jack,
    Your Mom was such a precious and great Christian lady! I have such wonderful memories of her, and your Dad, through Girl Scouts, camping, OCCL, our parents being friends, and church. My prayers are with all of the family during this most difficult time. Love, Melanie (Carpenter) O’Hara

  • Sorry to see the info about your mother.
    When we were in school, we rode the bus driven by Irl Willits and waited
    together @ Rt. 95, for the bus.

  • So sorry Jan for your loss. Sending prayers for peace at this time to all the family. Loved your Mom and will never forget the time we spent with her. She is at peace now and remember all the precious memories you had with her. Sending Love to all.

  • She was ahead of me in school, but I have fond memories of her. She was always quiet, but always smiling and very pleasant to be around. Have always liked her. Was blessed to have had some of her relatives in school, too. Thoughts and prayers to all of you for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

  • Jan, Jack and families:
    So sorry for the loss of your mom. I haven’t seen her for a few years but always enjoyed talking with her when I would run into her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jack and Jan and families,
    Your mom was a very sweet lady. She was kind and patient in her job as the lunch cashier at the school. She was a good friend to co-workers.
    Praying for peace and comfort at this sad time of your loss.
    Neighbors, Dallas and Deanna

  • I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. God sees your tears and soon promises a better future where He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away, Revelation 21:4. May you gain comfort from the days ahead

  • Jack and Jan our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I remember her through scouting and workinking at the school. She was a wonderful woman. All our love to her family members

  • Sandra was a good friend. I always enjoyed her visits and telephone calls. She will be greatly missed.
    I send my condolences to the family.