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Sandy S Large

April 6, 1958 — July 19, 2019

Sandra Sue Large was born on April 6, 1958, at Spalding, Nebraska, to LaVerne A. and Kay L. (Jenkins) Buckles. Sandy, as she was known, grew up in Ericson where she attended school graduating from Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett, Nebraska. Sandy continued her education at Wayne State and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Home Economics.

Sandy taught Home Economics at the Wynot and Culbertson High Schools for nine years before marring Kevin E. Large on November 22, 1986, at Bartlett, Nebraska. To this union four daughters were born: Lichelle, Joslyn, Halsie, and Kerbie. The couple settled on a farm near Hayes Center, Nebraska, and have resided there until present.

Sandy was active in Alliance Women, and was an AWANA Club Leader at Hamlet Union Church, where she was a member. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and baking, and she especially loved to being involved with her girls and all of their activities.

Sandy passed away Friday morning, July 19, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Sandy was 61 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Mother: Kay Buckles of Ericson, NE
Husband: Kevin Large of Hayes center, NE
Daughters: Lichelle Baar (Lance) of Hoxie, KS
Joslyn Nelson (Jake) of Bertrand, NE
Halsie Large, Mobile, AL
Kerbie Large, West Point, NE
3 Grandchildren: Hakon and Rorik Nelson, and Tinley Baar

Sisters: Linda Buckles, Ericson, NE
Lana Kruml (Mike), Ericson, NE
Audrey Smalley (Cecil), Aurora, NE
Brother: Jerry Buckles, Ericson, NE
Father-In-Law: Marvin Large
Joe (Myra) Large, of Wauneta, NE, Dean Large (Jan) of Wauneta, NE, Dale Large (Elisa) of Imperial, NE, Regina Pederson (Stuart) of Burrton, KS

Sandy is preceded in death by her Father; Laverne Buckles, and Mother-In-Law: Arlene Large

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning, July 24th, 2019, 10:00 A.M. (Central Time) at the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, NE with Rev. Stuart Pederson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Hayes Center Cemetery, Hayes Center, NE.

A family and friends gathering for fellowship and reflection will be held Tuesday evening, July 23rd, 5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. (Central Time) at the Hamlet Union Church Hall, Hamlet, NE.

A memorial has been suggested to AWANA Program of the Hamlet Union Church.

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