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Sandra Harlan

Sandra "Sandy" Harlan

Thursday, June 10th, 1937 Thursday, October 1st, 2020

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Sandra “Sandy” Harlan, born June 10, 1937, went home to be with the Lord October 1, 2020. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1636 E Patriot Ave., Derby. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita, Kansas. Preceded in death by parents Dorsey G. and Mary (Home) Burgess, brother Dorsey Earl (“Dee”), triplet grandchildren Emma, Ellie and Julian Harlan, and husband of 49 years, JV Harlan. Sandra is survived by her three children, Anna Scripp, Jennifer (Paul) Polk, and Jonathan (Dena) Harlan; five grandchildren, Brad (Jana) Scripp, Eric (fiancée Brianna George) Scripp, Caleb, Abigail and Gabrielle Harlan; two great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Callan Scripp. Sandra was a 1955 graduate of Topeka High School, and a 1959 graduate of Washburn University, with a BA in History with English/Political Science minors. After gaining teaching experience in Haysville and Topeka, Sandra initially planned to start KU graduate school in 1961, get her Master’s and teach abroad, but met her husband-to-be at a 1960 political watch party. JV, a KSU civil engineering graduate, enjoyed ceremonially burning her KU grad school admittance papers when they married. Sandra stayed home 25 years to raise her three children, then re-certified and began substituting in the Derby schools in 1984, ultimately teaching English at Derby Senior High full time from 1986-2000. In 1987 she finished her Master’s in Education (with writing emphasis) at Wichita State University. The name “Sandra” means protector/helper of mankind. Mom had a heart for people; young, old and in-between. She didn’t know a stranger and could (and would) strike up a conversation with anyone she came across. JV and Sandra worked 17 years as self-supporting staff with THE NAVIGATORS, whose motto at the time was “To Know Christ and To Make Him Known.” She loved to sing and used her talents at church and local singing groups. Memorials have been established with The Navigators, 920 N. Tyler Road, #201, Wichita, KS 67212-3268 and Calvary Baptist Church, Derby, KS.




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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
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    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Calvary Baptist Church
    1636 E Patriot Ave
    Derby, Kansas
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    Thursday, October 8th, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Kent Holcomb
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 |
    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    1806 N. Oliver Ave.
    Wichita, Kansas
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    Thursday, October 8th, 2020

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I am thinking of you during this difficult time. I am thankful the friendship I have gained with her daughters. Prayers to all of Sandra's children.
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We have so many fun memories at family gatherings with Sandy and the Harlan extended clan. We shall miss her and wish you all comfort and peace.
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