Sandra Kay (Combs) Welch, 72, born July 17, 1949 in Pikeville Kentucky passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 surrounded by her family.
Sandy, known to some as Mom, Mamie, Sissy; but to all who had the privilege of knowing her called her friend. She was destined to bring joy & laughter to everyone around her and did so graciously with every breath she took! Besides immensely loving her family & friends, she enjoyed shopping with her best friend Pat, leisurely riding her bike; porch swings; collecting all things rooster and her favorite fur baby, Bo.
Sandy was predeceased by her parents, Mary & Al Combs of Newburgh, IN. Survived by her daughter, Misty Striplin of Evansville, IN; her son, Darrel Embry of Newburgh, IN; her adoring grandkids, Ian & Maci Striplin; her brother Brent Staton of Jacksonville, FL; her brother Alexander Combs of Harvard, MA; her Aunt Eula Salisbury of Titusville, FL; along with several cousins, nieces & nephews.
Her grandchildren were her world and the love they shared was undeniable. Ian says that she was more than a grandma, more than a person to everyone and his first best friend. Maci says that she was loved by all, was kindhearted and the queen of cooking.
A celebration of life will be held at Pine Company, located at 15901 Petersburg Road, Evansville, IN (formerly known as Kingmen’s Event Facility) on Tuesday, June 7th from 12:00pm-5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please just send a kind thought about her to her children/grandchildren.
Rest Easy Mom…you’ve left your mark here for all eternity!