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OBITUARY

Sandra Opersteny

March 27, 1965October 22, 2019

Sandra Margaret Opersteny, 54, of Marlin passed away Tuesday, October 22 at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to service time. Sandra will be laid to rest at 2:30 p.m. in Taylor Chapel Cemetery near Marlin.

Sandra was born March 27, 1965 in Houston the daughter of Charles and Regina (Stetz) Opersteny. She received bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her master’s in counseling at Texas Tech University and was a licensed physical therapist. Sandra spent the majority of her professional career at Mexia State School. After her retirement she enjoyed doing charity work at the Samaritan House in Marlin. Sandra loved living on her small ranch in Marlin, she had horses, pigs, dog and chickens. Each week she would donate eggs laid by her chickens to the local food pantry. Sandra was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin.

She is survived by her parents, Charles and Regina Opersteny; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Kathy Opersteny, Michael and Martha Opersteny, John and Gretchen Opersteny; nieces and nephews, Jessica Miller and husband Nate, Esther Opersteny, Jared Opersteny and wife Pam, Sam Opersteny, Joey Opersteny; great-niece and nephews, Caden Miller, Julian and Greta Opersteny; uncle and aunt, Alvin and Marie Stetz; aunt, Betty Stetz; friend, Ted Wilganoski; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Samaritan House, 154 Live Oak Street, Marlin, Texas 76661.

Services

  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, October 28, 2019
  • INTERMENT Monday, October 28, 2019

Memories

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CYNTHIA BUCHMEYER

November 15, 2019

Today, with great sadness, I learnt that my dear friend has past on to Our Lord. I considered her a true and a rare friend, a hidden gem, that many pass by without having the blessings of ever knowing her. I am soooo greatful and blessed, for our years , and many memories shared together, laughter, as well as tears. This young lady had a heart of gold, a love of people, animals, country and life itself!!! She would be there for you in a heartbeat, regardless of her crosses she carried. My heart is happy that she is with Our Lord, I know He is telling her, "this is my beloved daughter, with whom I am well pleased" She was a fighter and what a great example she set for us all. I know without a doubt it will be difficult to meet the bar that she set in this life.I will miss you dear Sandra, until we meet again. My prayers to your family over the loss of your daughter, sister, aunt, and my friend

cathy cocke

October 26, 2019

i have know Sandra for over 30 years and have many find memories of things we did together -from taking the train ride in Palestine when my son was around 5 years old to going to church fundraisers to hanging at her place. She had a big heart for animals and rescued and adopted A LOT. I loved visiting her to see all the new animals on her place and to see what hat she was wearing for the day, a
long g with that hunting vest. I will never forget her and will miss her dearly but know she is a great place and still caring for people and animals in Heaven. God speed my dear friend.

Salida Moore

October 25, 2019

I 've worked at Mexia State Supported Living Center for 24years and I had the pleasure of working with Sandra, very sweet person loved her job and helping the individuals we served.

Linda Stetz

October 25, 2019

Sandra always had time to stop and smell the roses. She was an adventurer. She went to as many church festivals that she could find. On her numerous trips to Houston she would take alternate routes to visit a site she has never seen before or visit a place she hadn’t seen in a while. Nicki and I had dinner with her one evening recently in Houston after her doctor’s visit. What a great time we had with her. She could tell a story and it was always a funny ending to some event going on in her life that could make us laugh right along with her. She had a great attitude and every bump along the way made her stronger. She is one of the most down to earth people I know and is loved dearly. She is having a reunion with Daddy (Raymond), Aunt Cel, Busha and Jaja, Aunt Della, Nana, and many others that were in her life and love her dearly. She will be missed.

Candice Hendon

October 25, 2019

Sandra was A very kind, patient, loving individual. She never gave up on anyone. We worked together about 4 years at MSSLC. We often conversed about God . She was a very special boss and friend ❤️ that knew how to lift people up when they were going through difficult situations. I loved her, she will be missed for a while, but we will see her again , when our loving God resurrects her John 5:28-29

Bill & Shirley Lane

October 24, 2019

Sandra was a wonderful person. Me and my wife were in an accident and my wife’s leg was broke and Sandra actually taught her to walk again. I worked with her for many years at Mexia State Supported Living Center. She was one of the best Physical Therapist and department heads that I ever worked with. We loved her very much. She will definitely be missed.

Dagmar Opersteny

October 23, 2019

Regina, Charlie and Michael: I still remember Sandra as one of the bridesmaids in my wedding. She looked so sweet all dressed in lavender that day, yet she sure knew her way underneath a hood of a car. Sandra was a smart, wonderful, caring person. She will be missed.

May God look upon her.

Dagmar Opersteny

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Sandra Margaret Opersteny, 54, of Marlin passed away Tuesday, October 22 at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to service time. Sandra will be laid to rest at 2:30 p.m. in Taylor Chapel Cemetery near Marlin.

Sandra was born March 27, 1965 in Houston the daughter of Charles and Regina (Stetz) Opersteny. She received bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her master’s in counseling at Texas Tech University and was a licensed physical therapist. Sandra spent the majority of her professional career at Mexia State School. After her retirement she enjoyed doing charity work at the Samaritan House in Marlin.
Sandra loved living on her small ranch in Marlin, she had horses, pigs, dog and chickens. Each week she would donate eggs laid by her chickens to the local food pantry. Sandra was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin.

She is survived by her parents, Charles and Regina Opersteny; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Kathy Opersteny, Michael and Martha Opersteny, John and Gretchen Opersteny; nieces and nephews, Jessica Miller and husband Nate, Esther Opersteny, Jared Opersteny and wife Pam, Sam Opersteny, Joey Opersteny; great-niece and nephews, Caden Miller, Julian and Greta Opersteny; uncle and aunt, Alvin and Marie Stetz; aunt, Betty Stetz; friend, Ted Wilganoski; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Samaritan House, 154 Live Oak Street, Marlin, Texas 76661.