OBITUARY

Sandy Hamilton Fey

June 8, 1947February 8, 2019
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Sandy Hamilton Fey, beloved wife, mother, memaw, sister, friend and colleague died peacefully on February 8, 2019, at her home in Merriam, Kansas. She was born on June 8, 1947 in Binghamton, New York. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Marc; her son, Marshall; her daughter, Alyssa Voorhies and son in law, Tyler Voorhies; her granddaughter, Emerson Grace Voorhies; her brother, Chip Hamilton, and her sister, Karen Barineau. Sandy enjoyed her work as a speech-language pathologist. She spent 12 years as a clinical supervisor in Indiana and London, Ontario, followed by over 20 years in the preschool program in the Kansas City Kansas Public School District. Through her career, Sandy met many professionals equally devoted to helping children. This shared commitment to kids became the basis for many lifelong friendships.

Sandy's passions included time with family and friends, quilting, reading and world travel. Her "get involved" attitude helped her to contribute as a role model and leader. In recent years, she was an active participant in two book clubs and three quilt guilds, and she volunteered through the Junior League and the Association of Retired School Personnel (Wyandotte County). Sandy and Marc traveled the world with stops in Germany, South Africa, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Hungary. Despite her constant "on the go" schedule, Sandy's top priority was always her family and friends. She was a proud mother and memaw, who fiercely loved and nurtured not only her children and granddaughter but their friends as well. Her capacity to give seemed to know no bounds.

Family and friends will celebrate Sandy's life on Friday, February 15, at the McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145. There will be a visitation hour starting at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleyhoge.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • Marc E. Fey, Husband
  • Marshall Fey, Son
  • Alyssa Voorhies and her husband, Tyler, Daughter
  • Emerson Grace Voorhies, Granddaughter
  • Chip Hamilton, Brother
  • Karen Barineau, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sandy Hamilton Fey

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Pam Fey Miller

February 22, 2019

Words just don't seem to be enough, especially at this time of loss. I know Sandy is in a better place and to know that brings me comfort and I hope it does for Marc and family. It seems she has left us way too soon. I feel so blessed to have known Sandy and that she was part of our family. She was a great lady, so loving and giving in all the groups with whom she shared her time and talents. The picture I'm sharing is one of the cousins not so long ago. ( July 2017) Apologies to those not in the pic.

Susan Ellis Weismer

February 21, 2019

Marc,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Fondly,
Susan

Shari Sokol

February 20, 2019

What a beautiful, well-lived life! As one of Marc's graduate students, I always looked forward to the Fey family's annual holiday parties. The ambiance was friendly, fun, and relaxed. I got to appreciate some of Sandy's talents--her chocolate chip cookies!--and got to know her better with each year and each family Christmas card and letter (I've saved them!). Sandy's life was all about love--the love she had for her family, for the children she helped as a speech-language pathologist, and for the wonderful new experiences life offered her. Her special interest in quilting was a reflection of love, nurturing, and friendship. I cherish my own memories of Sandy; they remind me to meet life's challenges with courage and good humor and to spread love to others like a warm and welcoming handmade quilt.

Rhonda Rush

February 17, 2019

Sandy and I worked together at Lamb Early Childhood Center many years ago. I remember being so surprised and happy to see her at my current job at the Children's Campus of Kansas City, Project Eagle. What I was not surprised about is her involvement still in early childhood education. My fondest memory of Sandy is when she and I were working with a group of children. It was a cooking activity. She used a paper towel to grease the pan. I thought this was the greatest thing ever! So some 30 + years later, I have thought of her every time I have to do this. Sandy, I'll always cherish that memory now more than ever. Farewell.

Janet Wikle

February 15, 2019

I knew Sandy as a quilter through Starlight Quilters Guild and Stitchworms, a small group. She was a remarkable lady who had accomplished much in her lifetime. The quilting and needlework projects she completed were awesome and so very well done. I will miss her smile. My prayers are with her family.

Barb Innes

February 15, 2019

Sandy was not only a co-worker at Lamb Early Childhood Centers but a treasured friend & fellow Pink WArrior. We shared raising our sons, books we loved, quilting, walking together for Komen, Lamb dinner group, travels and much more! If you look at her in the many KCKPS pictures.. she is never in the front but on sides, back or in middle! That was her.. she gave and gave time and energy but never wanting the limelight! She loved Marc, her kids and her beautiful granddaughter. She was a gifted professional and a treasured friend!

Carl Vineyard

February 15, 2019

Marc,
Denise and I are so saddened by Sandy's passing. She was lovely and gracious to us always. Our love to you and your family.
Best regards, Carl

Judy Wenger

February 15, 2019

I am a member of one of Sandy's book clubs, and I will miss her! She was a dedicated member of Sunflower KNEA-retired Book Club. I always appreciated her insights and contributions, particularly when she was talking about her family. I am so sorry for the loss of Sandy. I sat next to her in October and she was so looking forward to the trip to New Zealand. My thoughts are with your family and other friends.

Leona Pryor

February 15, 2019

Marc,
I was so sadden to hear about Sandy, she was a very special person that I had the please of knowing. My heart goes out to you and the kids. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Leona

Gina McCord

February 12, 2019

Sandy was truly the example of service. I met her through Junior League but she quickly became my friend. Her love of family and community was beyond measure. My heartfelt prayers of peace and comfort go out to Sandy's family. Her kind soul and sweet spirit will be missed. Thanks Sandy for your wisdom, your kindness, and being a mentor to so many. There will always be a special place in my heart for Sandy.

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Biography

Sandy Hamilton Fey, beloved wife, mother, memaw, sister, friend and colleague died peacefully on February 8, 2019, at her home in Merriam, Kansas. She was born on June 8, 1947 in Binghamton, New York. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Marc; her son, Marshall; her daughter, Alyssa Voorhies and son in law, Tyler Voorhies; her granddaughter, Emerson Grace Voorhies; her brother, Chip Hamilton, and her sister, Karen Barineau.

Sandy enjoyed her work as a speech-language pathologist. She spent 12 years as a clinical supervisor in Indiana and London, Ontario, followed by over 20 years in the preschool program in the Kansas City Kansas Public School District. Through her career, Sandy met many professionals equally devoted to helping children. This shared commitment to kids became the basis for many lifelong friendships.

Sandy's passions included time with family and friends, quilting, reading and world travel. Her "get involved" attitude helped her to contribute as a role model and leader. In recent years, she was an active participant in two book clubs and three quilt guilds, and she volunteered through the Junior League and the Association of Retired School Personnel (Wyandotte County). Sandy and Marc traveled the world with stops in Germany, South Africa, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Hungary. Despite her constant "on the go" schedule, Sandy's top priority was always her family and friends. She was a proud mother and memaw, who fiercely loved and nurtured not only her children and granddaughter but their friends as well. Her capacity to give seemed to know no bounds.

Family and friends will celebrate Sandy's life on Friday, February 15, at the McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145. There will be a visitation hour starting at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleyhoge.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.