Sandra Sandy Banning Bowers

February 2, 1934June 26, 2011

Sandra Bowers, 77, of Liberty, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Sycamore Springs Rehabilitation Center.

Sandy was born on February 2, 1934 to John “Amzy” and Loree Hayward Banning in Fairfield. She was a member of Old Franklin United Methodist Church and was a 50+ year member of the Brookville Chapter # 449, Order of the Eastern Star. Sandy worked for GTE as a telephone operator. Sandy enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, embroidering and above all spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband: Robert J. Bowers; son and daughter-in-law: Robert L. and Debra Bowers of Liberty; daughter and son-in-law: Jo A. and Stan Minnick of Monon; sister: Hazel Brown of Shelbyville; five grandchildren: Michael D. Bowers of Indianapolis; Jason M. and Sherry Bowers of Newport News, VA; Brian D. and Kim Minnick of Evansville; Daniel R. Minnick of Smyrna, GA; Erin L. Minnick of Monon; two brothers-in-law: Roy Bowers of Liberty, Sebert Fridley of Hamilton, OH; two sisters-in-law: Linda Taylor and Dave Holiday, Mary Bowers all of Liberty, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by a brother: Amzy J. Banning, three brothers-in-law: John Bowers, Melvin Bowers, Dale Bowers; a sister-in-law: Nell Fridley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Old Franklin United Methodist Church with Pastor Rusty Hollingsworth officiating. Internment will follow in the Sims Cemetery. Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty Wednesday from 5 until 8:00 p.m. where Memorial contributions may be made to Old Franklin United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, go to


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Sue Cain

July 5, 2011

So sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely, Sue Cain

Darlene Jeffries

July 4, 2011

Bob and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Sandy.... She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed... I know my boys treasured her and so did I... You are always in our prayers.... Love Darlene and Alan Jeffries

June 30, 2011

Dear Bob and Family,
Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. May all your memories help you through this difficult time.
Peggy Chopra


June 30, 2011


June 28, 2011

Robert and family, I remember Sandy when she came to Richmond-GTE.
We used to do lunch when our schedules allowed at the telephone company, along with the other gals that transferred to Richmond. I will remember Sandy fondly and visit her when I visit my family at Sims.
In sympathy and Christian love, Martha Cromwell Hagler

June 28, 2011

Bob & Family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family with the loss of Sandy. Our hope is that with God's grace and your years of memories will heal your broken hearts. We'll keep all in our thoughts and prayers.
Howard Bowers & Family

Jason Bowers

June 28, 2011

Mamaw I hope you know how much you meant Sherry and I, and that I will miss you and Love You very much.