Sandra L. Curtis

March 30, 1939 ‒ March 31, 2018

Galena, Ohio

Sandra L. Curtis, age 79, of Galena died Saturday morning, March 31, 2018 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She was born March 30, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Lester and Catherine (Johnson) Bean.

Sandra was a graduate of Westerville High School in the class of 1957 and later worked as a cook for Westerville Schools for over 25 years until her retirement.  Sandra loved to cook for her family and friends.  She made the best birthday cakes and those that knew and loved her will remember the candies she made; so beautiful and delicious they could have been sold in a candy shop.

On July 25, 1959 she married Dan Curtis at St. Paul’s Apostolic Church in Westerville.  They enjoyed trips to their second home on the East Harbor at Lake Erie, where Sandra loved to go fishing.

Sandra has been a member of St. John Neumann church since they attended worship at the middle school.

She also loved to sew and was active with “My Very Own Blanket” in Westerville.  A non-profit that made blankets for foster children. She was passionate about her flower garden as well.

You can’t talk of Sandra and her life without mentioning her love of Elvis.  She and Dan made several trips to see Mike Albert, Elvis Tribute Concert.  Most notably, a special surprise concert when they were in Las Vegas.

Sandra’s legacy will be that of her family.  She loved her husband, children, and grandchildren, everything revolved around them and what was happening in their lives.

She will be missed by her husband Dan; their children Judy (Gary) Buyer of Sunbury, Mark Curtis of Delaware, Lisa (Charlie) Thompson of Delaware, and Jack (Mella) Curtis of Marion; 15 grandchildren Andy, Justin, Tommy, Shane, Charlie, Dilon, Travis, Jessa, Skylar, Trystan, Amber, Jack, Kassidy, Sandra, and Erica, 6 great grandchildren; and her sister Bonnie Panattoni of Simi Valley, California.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Michael in 1964 and her brother Jerry Bean.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10 AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074.  Burial to follow at Burnside Cemetery in Genoa Township.  Friends may call on the family on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 with a prayer service at 7:45 PM.

Memorial contributions to Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Sandra’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at .

  • I miss my sister so much. She was like a second mother to me since Mother and Dad both worked when I was young. She always cooked the meals and allowed me to do the dishes. She taught me to sew as she was so great at it. For several years I was able to spend a vacation with Sandy and Danny. Sometimes the vacation was in Ohio, up at the lake; and sometimes in Las Vegas where we enjoyed going into the quilt shops and site seeing Hoover Dam or just enjoying the beautiful desert areas.
    I know and accept that she is at peace but will dearly miss our conversations.
    I love you sis! ’til we meet again.

  • Danny I remember all the fun you and Sandy had with us at dances and going to West Virginia with our ski group and staying in a cabin. She was always such a good cook and I did attend her ceramic classes which she made us all do well with our work. So sad and sorry for your loss but she is in heaven with the Lord and he will take good care of her until the rest of us all see her again. God Bless and may she rest in peace. Carolyn and Michael Stumph

  • Iam going to miss my aunt Sandy she would remind me of my grandmother because she looks just like her. Now they are together in heaven . With her mother and father and her brother my father Jerry bean. rest In Peace Aunt Sandy Love you and going to miss you.

  • Dan and Family, Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. We will miss seeing her at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all.

  • Danny and family,
    Diana and I are so sorry for your loss. We have been blessed to be your next door neighbors the past 20 years. I think Sandy is partly responsible for some of the weight I have put on over the years due to all the pies she has made me (we still have some in the freezer).
    Heaven has gained a great lady and the best cook in Delaware county.
    We love you Sandy and we will see you again.

    Scott and Diana Aleshire

  • Uncle Dan and aunt Sandy although I do not remember as a child seeing you we became friends on Facebook…I have spoke to Mella once in a while… May you rest in peace and uncle Dan find peace that your with the angels. Kelly Curtis ringer…to my cousin’s my deepest condolences

  • Rest in peace, cousin Sandy. Love and condolences to all the family. Murray and Mary (Johnson) Merner.

  • Dan I am so sorry to hear your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Larry & Nikki

  • I remember the good times we spent together at East Harbor on Lake Erie.

    I appreciated all you did for me when my husband died. I have so many wonderful


    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    Carol Walker