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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Obituary - Sandy Bean

Sandra Renee Garringer Bean, 57, Liberal, MO, passed away December 29, 2020. She was born March 9, 1963 to Beverley and Junior Garringer.

Sandy graduated from Lamar High School in 1981. Sandy met the love of her life, Shaun Michael Bean in a "trust exercise" during drama class at Lamar High School. They were married December 22, 1979 and had 5 children.

She studied education at Wentworth College in 1985 and Early Childhood at the University of St Louis. Sandy was a member of the Eastern Star and was active as a blood drive coordinator for the Red Cross in Barton County. She worked for Liberal Schools for 16 years with Parents as Teachers.

Sandy was a paramedic in Barton, Vernon, and McDonald Counties. She then worked at Bates County Hospital in Butler, MO for the last 19 years as a paramedic. Sandy was dedicated to her work, but the center of her world, and her true devotion, was to her children, grandchildren, and pets. A big hole is left in their lives with her gone. She is survived by her children, Shauna Hackler (Steven) of Liberal, MO, Joshua Bean of Sheldon, MO, Carrie Bean (Dallas Hughston), Monticello, Utah, Sarah Davis (Nathan) of Lamar, MO; a much-loved fuzzy child, Buster; grandchildren, Stasha Hackler, Ashlynn Davis, and Michael Davis.

She is also survived by siblings, Rodney Garringer of Lamar, MO, Jennifer Garringer of Kansas City, Ann (Ralph) Stahl of Lamar, and Cheri (Darrell) Moss of Lamar; aunts, Betty Foraker, Nixa, Judy Welch of Clearwater, FL, Sue Sundlee of Rochester, MN; uncle, Jim Welch of Branson, MO; brother-in-law, Ron Bean (Tracy); many grand-dogs and grand-cats, and a large extended network of family and friends. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant daughter, Stephanie; a brother-in-law, Joe Bean; father-in-law, Sherrell Bean; mother-in-law, Patricia Bean; brother-in-law, Bill Kirby; and nephew, Trevor Kirby.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in care of the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday January 4, 2020 at Konantz Warden Funeral Home.

Viewing is available from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday January 4, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday January 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, MO.