Sandra Fay Wendling (Tackett)


Sandra Fay Wendling (Tackett) age 72 passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21st in Gardner, Kansas.  She was born on June 13, 1947 in Carrollton, Missouri and was raised in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She graduated in 1965 from Excelsior Springs High School.

She was survived by her three children, three siblings, 12 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was a friend to many and loved by all. Her dog, Molly, will miss her dearly.  She recently relocated to Excelsior Springs from Olathe, Kansas. She loved that she was able to come “home”.


A service of celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe, Kansas.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorial donations be sent to: 

Excelsior Springs Museum

PO Box 144

℅ Sandy Wendling Memorial

Excelsior Springs, MO 64024


  1. Gary Wilhite on December 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    R.I.P. class of 1967 ESHS

  2. Emily on December 27, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    A beautiful woman inside and out, teaching love, friendship, and forgiveness through demonstration to everyone. If only we could all follow her example, what a perfect world it would be.
    I love you, Mom and not a day will go by that I miss your inspiration, wisdom, courage, and our “squishy” hugs!
    The last words you said to me, “See ya’ later” were perfect for me because I know that I’ll see you later.

  3. Judy Johnson on December 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    My dear sister will be missed by so many. She was a strong woman, mother and friend. I will miss her everyday. With love, Judy

  4. Ressa Roehr on December 27, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Rest in Paradise Sandy! Emily and Anthony I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family!
    Sincerely Ressa

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