Sandra K. Highley of Washington, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born December 14, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to Raymond G. and Gertrude M. (Diedrich) Turner and passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 69 years.
Sandra married Larry Wayne Highley on December 23, 1978 in a double ceremony with Larry’s brother, Stanley and her best friend Debra.
Sandra’s working career included time working in movie theaters in St. Louis, Missouri as a teen to making candy at Sunline in Affton, Missouri, and eventually retiring after working on the electronics line at VonWeise Gear in St. Clair, Missouri. She enjoyed painting, drawing, reading, watching the Food Network channel and cooking.
Sandra was extremely talented in many creative hobbies. Not only was she a talented cook, who loved all of her kitchen gadgets, but a gifted draftsperson and artist. Through her skill in drawing and painting, Sandra often created portraits, landscapes, and nature pieces as gifts for her loved ones and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gertrude Turner; her adoptive second mother, Ruth Lantree; two adopted sisters, Joyce Douglas and Linda Graf; one adopted brother, Don Cox; and brother-in-law, Stanley Highley.
She is survived by three children, Jason Highley and wife Billie Crider of Cuba, Missouri, Aron Highley of Springfield, Missouri, Rebecca Highley and significant other Sean Barton of Washington, Missouri; three grandchildren, Michael, Haylie and Savana; one brother, Michael and wife Pat Turner of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Debra Highley of Fenton, Missouri; four nephews, Adam Turner and wife Kattie of St. Louis, Missouri, Josh Duggan and wife Teri of Millstadt, Illinois, Kenny Highley and wife Tammy of Cuba, Missouri and Eric Highley and wife Kristin of Columbia, Missouri; six great nephews, Winston and Ignatius Turner, Kenny, Jacob, Evan, and Easton Highley; seven great nieces, Kaylah Highley, Sandra, Samantha, Makaila and Hannah Duggan, Brooklyn and Amelia Highley; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.