Friday, February 4, 2022

Obituary - Sandra Lee Dykes

Funeral services for Sandra Lee Moore Dykes will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. No visitation. Interment in Altona Cemetery, Altona, Missouri. Contributions to the Clinton Animal Shelter. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Sandra Lee Nash Moore Dykes, age 84 of Adrian, Missouri, born August 4, 1937 ascended to Heaven January 29, 2022. Sandy was born as Patracia Ann. At birth, she was adopted by Anna and Frank Lee Nash. After the passing of Frank Lee, she was given a second father in Earl J. Trisler. She was blessed to also be given a sister and best friend, Joanne. She grew up in many places including Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. She attended Indian Creek Elementary and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School.

She fell in love with the greatest love of her life, the wild man on a motorcycle, James Larry Moore. They got married and had 2 children of their own; Kimberlee Ann and Kevin Allen. With all of the love they had and respect for the adoption/fostering process, they decided to also foster children. They choose to raise their children in Ruskin Heights in Kansas City. She held a full-time job as an Office Manager for Midwest Refrigeration. They were also apartment building managers. Sandy and Jim created a country gospel band with their friends. After the children were grown, Jim and Sandy moved to Adrian, Missouri to start a farm.

Sandy was active in country life and the Altona Baptist Church. She always looked forward to VBS and was the church song leader for many years. She loved her time with the Ladies Group and the friendships that were made from the group.

Sandy’s home was always open to her loved ones, from family that needed a place to stay, to family and friends that were visiting from out of state, to the grand child with middle child syndrome but only lived 100 ft away, everyone was welcome and even given a room to stay in.

After retirement Sandy and Jim opened Pretty in Pink, a ceramic and porcelain doll shop. They also did many craft fairs. The grandchildren loved to go help work the booth and she made sure they knew how much she loved having them there. Her love had always been art. From sewing to painting canvas, saw blades, signs, mirrors and windows and anything she could get the paint to stick on, all the way to the ceramics and dolls. She LOVED music, she was able to play many instruments most notably the guitar and omni chord, even though she was never able to read a sheet of music. She had the gift, she played from ear and memory.

After the passing of her best friend, her sister Joanne, and the passing of her husband, she married James Dykes. They moved to Texas for a few years to spend time with their loving Texas family before returning to Adrian and buying a house together. She greatly enjoyed her family and visits from family and friends.

Sandy passed at Meadow View nursing home in Harrisonville, Missouri with the support of St. Croix Hospice. She was preceded in death by her parents Anna Trisler, Frank Nash and Earl Trisler; her sister Joanne Dykes; and both husbands, James (Jim) Moore and James Dykes.

Sandy will continue to be loved and missed by her children; daughter Kimberlee (Ed) Schoor of Adrian; their children, Sandra Schoor [Alex], Sarah (Brad) Lacer [Cassandra, John, Kelsy, and Gabrielle], and Trey (Meghan) Schoor [Allissa, Wes, Sophia, and Oliver]; her son Kevin Moore of Butler; his children Breanna (Cody) Hardie [Abigail and Marcee] and Madison Moore (fiancée Colby); and her Texas family, church families, and community.

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