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Born June 5, 1946 in Warren, Ohio to Robert and Vera (Yoest) Talkington, passed away on September 10, 2016 at the age of 70. Sandy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved bowling, her flower gardens, fishing, and her many trips out west with the love of her life - Duke. Sandy also loved her Spartan football, Duke basketball and scrapbooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin brother, Robert; grandson, Tylor Dean. Surviving are her loving husband of 48 years, Duke; 2 daughters, Tami (Paul) Recher of Holt, Debra Shattuck of Mason; 6 grandchildren, Jessica (Kris) Jackson, Anthony (Jenn) Sparks, Victoria (David Sanford) Bowerman, Michael (Emalee) Sparks, Tyler Recher, Chase Shattuck; 12 great-grandchildren, Landon, Autumn, Karter, Logan, Liam, Noa, Zander, Jayson, Zayden, Cheyanne, Lakely, and Tucker. Many thanks to the staff at McLaren ICU, McLaren Hospice and most of all the staff at Eaton Community Palliative Care for the love, compassion and care they showed toward the whole family during her stay. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813.