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Obituary: Sandra Sue "Sandy" Courtney Whetstine, Columbus

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Sandra Sue “Sandy” Courtney Whetstine, 59, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born October 29, 1953, in Richmond, Indiana, to Ernest Eugene and Mary Elizabeth (Rupe) Courtney. She graduated from Indian Creek High School, Class of 1971, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Sandy retired from the State of Indiana Division of Child Services.

She is survived by two daughters, Megan Elisa (Michael) Bunch and Hanna Marie Whetstine; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Madelyn; two brothers, Jeff (Tammy) and Allen Courtney; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Phyllis (King) Whetstine; brother-in-law, Richard (Pam) Whetstine; sister-in-law, Luann (Tim) Smith; four nephews; four nieces; six great-nephews; and five great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by a son, Travis Eugene; her husband, Norman “Butch” Whetstine; her father and mother; a sister, Cindy Fryer; and a brother-in-law, Brad Whetstine.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to service time. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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