OBITUARY

Jearldean "Sandy" Harter

July 6, 1926March 9, 2019

Jearldean “Sandy” Harter, 92, of Hot Springs, walked through Heaven’s Gate Saturday, March 9, surrounded by her loving family.

Sandy, whose nickname was given as a nod to her red blonde hair, was born July 6, 1926. She was the sixth daughter of the late Tom and Alice Sanders.

It was a different day and time; Sandy wished to continue going to school past the 8th grade, the highest grade her local school, Pleasant Hill, offered. So from ninth grade until her senior year, she would get up while it was still dark, walk a mile to get to Highway 70, and catch a bus to Lakeside School. At Lakeside, she became a star basketball player before graduating in 1944.

Sandy married Orris Kirby Harter at the home of Arthur and Vera Cook in September of 1946. They were married over 60 years before he passed in June 2010.

A longtime downtown fixture, Sandy cashiered at Spiegel and managed both The Darling Shop and Mangles Dress Shop. Some days she would stand in the display windows and watch as Mayor Leo McLaughlin rode in his buggy down Central Avenue pulled by his favorite horses, Scotch and Soda. After many years in retail downtown, Sandy went to work at the Rehabilitation Center from which she retired.

Sandy was greeted at the gate by her parents, her husband, and five of her sisters- Arlow Hillis, Bernice Gregory, Fay Sanders, Ruth Mann, and Violet Shores, as well as, many friends and co-workers. Her memory will be cherished by her sister, Emma Sanders; many nieces and nephews; a host of friends who knew her as “Aunt Sandy”; and her family at The Community of Christ.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Floyd
  • Justin Winton
  • Robert Tankersley
  • Lukas Tankersley
  • Ron Ussery
  • Larry Wehman
  • Jeff Louden, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bobby Harter, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Louden, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Community of Christ c/o Marc Stewart

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Jearldean "Sandy" Harter

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Abby Castle

March 17, 2019

Aunt Sandy you will be missed! You are such a blessing to me and my family . Knowing your in God’s hands now and forever! Can’t wait to see you again! We love you so very much! 😘💕❤️

Tim Jones

March 13, 2019

I miss you Aunt Sandy. I love you Aunt Emma. May God give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Tim Jones

Loretta Mullican

March 12, 2019

I worked at Darling Shop when I was 16 (I am now 76) and Sandy was the manager. She was so kind and patient with me and I learned a lot from her. Blessings to her family.

Rachel Jones

March 11, 2019

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY