Sandra K. Russell

July 13, 1947March 9, 2021

Sandra Kay Russell

Sandra Kay Russell was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 13, 1947 to Reverend Ezra Oakley Russell and Evah Melinda (Stout) Russell. She was the youngest of nine children.

Sandra will be remembered as a strong-willed individual who loved to tease her nieces and nephews with a pinch or pull of their hair to get a “rise” out of them. She enjoyed listening to music, going for car rides, eating ice cream, having a “cokie,” and playing with balloons.

She is survived by her sister, Laura Strain, and 17 nieces and nephews and their families. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Dorothy (Guild) Anderson, Mary Catherine Russell, Charles (Ginger) Russell, Betty (Leland) Freed, Marilyn (Richard) Stafford, John (Ann) Russell, Keith (Ruth Ann) Russell, brother-in-law Ronald Strain, and niece R. Paige Abraham.

She will be buried in Farmersburg, Indiana alongside her parents who were deeply committed to ensuring Sandra had a full and rewarding life.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held by her family at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Insights Consulting, Behaviorist Micolea Jennings, and Case Manager Amanda Lawson for their care, guidance, and support over many years and for treating Sandra with great respect, compassion, and love.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Little and Sons Funeral Home.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Sandra K. Russell

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Bret Strain

March 15, 2021

I remember getting in the car and traveling to visit my Aunt Sandra at Muscatatuck as a child. My memories include how much she enjoyed riding in the car and how she LOVED Dairy Queen ice cream. I admire that my parents took the time to make the trip to visit Aunt Sandra as they were keenly aware that she needed interaction with family. My greatest joy is that Aunt Sandra is now healed in the Kingdom of God and is with her parents and brothers and sisters. I love you Aunt Sandra, Godspeed and Rest In Peace.

Laura Strain

March 12, 2021

I have so many memories of my baby sister. I loved to rock her, holding her in my arms and singing hymns to her. She was such a beautiful baby. My dad built a wooden walking apparatus on wheels that she could stand in and move around that helped her to learn to walk. She loved her ice cream!! When I visited her I would sit with her to eat the ice cream and then play with the balloons.


Larry Russell

March 11, 2021

I will always remember my Aunt Sandra with great admiration for the many challenges she faced, yet she was always happy. She loved cutting up with us nieces & nephews when we’d come to visit with Grandma and Grandpa and we knew she’d be there to test our wits sometimes. She loved to touch ( and I’m sure - be touched) but we weren’t aware of that need if it had been one. Knowing Sandra was special, meant extra special visits to Grandma & Grandpa’s house because there was extra love all around us. There was always our favorite foods in spite of Sandra needing extra attention. I will always remember visits to Muscatatuk Park with ice cream, balloons and coke
( a treat for us in those days!) Aunt Sandra is whole in a brand new and healthy presence that will enable her to express herself in a way like no one has heard before. I’m looking forward to that reunion with her — she’ll be waiting for all of us and communicate all the things she wasn’t able to while she was with us !
Much love Aunt Sandra, I know you’re here with us in spirit, while you’re in the presence of your parents, brothers, sisters and all the in-laws who are loving on you — just like you always loved on us!
Larry ( nephew)