Sandra “Sandy” Carte

March 28, 1939 ‒ January 27, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

LEXINGTON: “Life is better when you’re laughing.” Sandy filled her life and the lives of those around her with laughter, giggles and smiles. Sandy was known for bringing out the best in others and she will be dearly missed.

Sandra Marlene “Sandy” Carte passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 in Presidential Center in Marion surrounded by her family. She was 77.

She was born March 28, 1939 in Mansfield. Sandy graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1958.

On February 6, 1960, she married Carol “Buck” Carte and they shared 56 wonderful years of marriage together. She worked at HPM in Mount Gilead, where she worked for many years as a machinist.

Sandy enjoyed doing many things including sewing and quilting. She would jump at a chance to go shopping, especially if it included going out to eat. She was a card shark and enjoyed playing any card game including euchre, poker and canasta.  But above all, Sandy was known for her cooking. It was said that a Carte family function could not start until Sandy brought the cheese plate. Her specialties included biscuits and gravy, chicken and noodles and potato soup.

She is survived by her loving husband Buck Carte; children DiAnn (Les) Morgan of Caledonia, Nancy Moodispaugh of Mt. Gilead and JoAnn (David) Cianciolo of Marion; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings Connie Ramirez of Texas and Robert (Paulette) Jaynes of Lexington; special cousin Carie (Gary) Rogers of Mt. Gilead as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents Aut and Edith (Jaynes) Lowe she was preceded in death by a brother Ronald Eckstein and her aunt Helen Miller that raised her.

The Carte family will receive friends Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service honoring Sandy’s life will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Ratcliff will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

For contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral. Please, make checks payable to the Ronald McDonald House.

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  • We join the family in their loss. Sandy was a special lady. She always made us feel like part of the family. We will miss her. Thoughts and prayers to each and every family member. With love Steve & Phyllis Lyles

  • Sandy and I hired in the same day at HPM. She was always a true friend and will be sorely missed. Special Memories. My prayers are with the family.

  • My sister will be by all and now we have a new Angel. I loved you so much. You will missed by so many.

  • I had the pleasure of getting to know Sandy while we worked together at HPM, running the radial drill. Sandy trained me on the machine and was so patient and kind. Her smile and her gentle spirit made her special to me. I so sorry for your loss.

  • Buck, My wife and I are sorry to hear about Sandy. All three of us worked together at H.P.M for years. You have our condolences and prayers. MIKE BEAM

  • Buck & family Sorry for your loss & our loss of our wonderful sister-in -law .
    Will miss her,Love & Prayers.. Audrey & Bob …

  • We all spent a lot of time together at H.P.M. So sorry for your loss Buck .
    Only good memories . prayers for all of you.

  • To Uncle Buck,Diann,Nancy,Joann and the rest of the family sorry for your loss but as always remember there are no more pain and suffering for Aunt Sandy ! She is soaring high and seeing everyone she has missed . If you all play your cards right you will be reunited some day ! Love her and will miss her just because I’m not near doesn’t mean I don’t think about all of you all . I love all of you and wish I was there for you love to all !!!!! Mike & Patty

  • So sorry for your loss Buck. We all spent a lot of time together at H. P.M:
    a lot of good memories. Prayers for your family.

  • Sorry for your loss Buck.We all spent a lot of time together at H.P.M. A lot of memories. Prayers for your family.

  • So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. God has gained another angel. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy (Bolding) DeIuliis
    Mt. Vernon

  • Dear DiAnn, Les, and family…..I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Nancy & Jo I’m so sorry for your loss & your Dad & family are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you both, God Bless

  • To JoAnne, Nancy and the rest of the family my condolences goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.