Sandra Matthews, 72 of Amoret, Missouri passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2023 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 28, 2023, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Sandra was reunited with her beloved Yorkie Precious, and together they walked into the arms of our Beloved Savior Jesus Christ. Sandra was born December 23, 1950, in Houston, MO to Carl & Verneta (Hale) Stewart. She grew up in Houston, MO, and attended Houston High School. She worked for Continental Container Company in Lenexa, KS for 31 years. In her early years Sandra loved to take rides with her father in his eighteen-wheeler, she enjoyed family trips to Branson, MO, and Grove OK, going to yard sales, spending time with family, friends, her Yorkies, and was a huge fan and supporter of her grandson Brayden, who races Motor Cross at tracks in Adrian and Merwin. Sandra undoubtably was most well-known around Bates County as the lady with the most adorable, beautifully dressed miniature Yorkies, Precious and Little Bit. She lived in Bonner Springs, KS for more than 20 years, and moved to Amoret, MO when she married her husband Steve Matthews in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents George and Lucy Stewart, Herbert and Myrtle Hale, her parents Carl Stewart and Verneta Williamson and husband Pete, her sister Kathy Stoner, and her aunt Freida Roberts.
Sandra is survived by her beloved husband Steve Matthews of the home, her daughter Tammy Smith of Leavenworth, KS, Her Son Justin Smith and wife Heather of Evans, AR, her grandchildren Makayla, Brayden, Hunter, Jake, and Casey Dean, her siblings Carl Stewart Jr of Clever, MO, Kerry Hartman of Houston, MO, Craig Stewart and wife Christine of Success, MO, Lori Lalumia and husband Gary of Blue Springs, MO and many beloved nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.