Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Sandra Louise Amos

December 1, 1958July 14, 2020

Sandra Louise (Binion) Amos, age 61, of Elk Rapids, passed away on July 14, 2020. She was born on December 1, 1958 in Morgantown, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Butler County High School in 1977 and earned an RN diploma in 1990. Sandra was an accomplished nurse and dedicated over thirty years to pursuing excellence in her field and patient care. This passion fueled her to complete a BSN program at Michigan State University in 2005. She was immensely proud of this accomplishment and was a diehard Spartan fan! She is survived by her two children: Zach Amos, of Elk Rapids; and Karson (Jacqui) Amos, of Holland. Countless others lit up her life, offering exceptional friendship and care. She shared her interests of basketball, MSU athletics, cooking, and boating with her friends and family. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids on Friday, July 31 from 5:00 – 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to the American Brain Foundation at www.americanbrainfoundation.org or Gift of Life Michigan at www.giftoflifemichigan.org.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020


Sandra Louise Amos

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Scharme Gray

August 1, 2020

I went to high school with Sandy. It’s sad that we lose contact with school friends. She was always a very kind person. I’m so sorry for her children’s loss.

Joan Pendley

August 1, 2020

Binion (as we called her in Butler County) was one of a kind. Always smiling, always funny, always a friend. I’m so sad and sorry she went thru what she did near the end. To her boys, so sorry for you loss. Always remember her during the good times and not the last 2 years. Sending prayers and love to ya’ll in Michigan.

Don Wieschowski

July 31, 2020

Excellent critical care and ED clinician, cherished friend and colleague. Needed a lot of pointers on single trail mountain biking, but, she had fun trying.
I know she is in a better place after a rough patch in her journey, but, I look forward to seeing her on the other side.

Sandy, I'm sorry I only did a drive-by of your wake, but, being a chemo patient be precluded me from mingling in such a large mixed gathering. I know you would understand.
Don Wieschowski, RN, CEN

Jim Cooper

July 26, 2020

Carson and Zak and family, so sorry to here of your Moms Passing . Sandy was Vincent’s ICU nurse years ago at Munson , she was so caring . She kept me calm and to keep talking to Vince and how to take care of him ..I will never forget how kind and loving she was .
Prayers for Sandy and family.

Roy Bolles

July 19, 2020

I’ll never forget Sandy talking smack about kicking my butt one on one in basketball. She was a great basketball player, and a great heart nurse who was integral to us in the early days of the heart program. She was even better at Gift of Life.
It’s a terrible loss.

Julie Stephenson

July 18, 2020

Sandy and I became friends while working at Munson. She was a great nurse who really cared about her work in the Emergency Dept. She was keenly interested in developing the hospital’s trauma care program. I loved her dry, sarcastic sense of humor. She could hold a straight face a long time while enjoying a good prank. We enjoyed a couple rides on her boat out on Elk Lake. She loved her sons and was so proud of them. RIP. Sincerely, Julie Stephenson

Mary Young

July 18, 2020

RIP Sandy🙏🏽 Thanks for the hot tub and beers under the stars after work. 😇

Maureen Hansz

July 18, 2020

Sandy was a fellow RN atMunson. We worked in several departments and crossed paths often. She was always the best advocate of her patients. I will miss her smile.

Debbie Donick

July 18, 2020

Sandy was an awesome nurse and an excellent mentor. She always worked hard and had a wonderful sense of humor!

Nancy Shotwell

July 18, 2020

I remember Sandy as a great nurse and a very caring person. She had a wonderful smile and a great sense of humor. She will be missed. ❤️