Martha Sanford

Martha Jean "Jeannie" Sanford

Tuesday, July 25th, 1944 - Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Martha Jean “Jeannie” Sanford, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at her home in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born July 25, 1944 in Miami, Oklahoma, the daughter of Clyde and Mary (Boswell) Cox.

Jeannie married Stephen Sanford on June 18, 1966.

Jeannie had a generous spirit, lively personality, and spent many years advocating for people with disabilities.

She is survived by Steve, her husband of 52 years; son, Ryan and his wife Adrienne, and their two children, Molly and Megan of Nixa, Missouri; son, Brent and his three children, Tayler, Colby and Carlie and great granddaughter, Layla, all of Springfield, Missouri; and daughter, Rebecca.

She is also survived by her sister, Sue Lamb of Stockton, California; brother, Johnny Cox and wife Beverly of Republic, Missouri; brother, Billy Cox of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Cookie King and husband Wayne of Republic, Missouri; sister, Judy Bruton and husband Tom of Springfield, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jeannie Kieser of Springfield, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Mary Cox.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00-5:00 pm Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Victory Baptist Church, 252 N. Nicholas Road, Nixa, Missouri.

Private interment will be held at Delaware Cemetery, 1194-1198 Delaware Town Road in Nixa, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jeannie’s name to “A Sporting Chance”, 1501 E. Pythian Street, Springfield, Missouri 65802.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Victory Baptist Church
    252 N. Nicholas Road
    Nixa, Missouri 65714
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  • Interment

    Delaware Cemetery
    1194-1198 Delaware Town Road
    Nixa, Missouri 65714
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    Interment will be private

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Pamala McGee

Posted at 09:23am
Thinking of family with the deepest and most caring sympathy in the loss o Jeannie, long time special friend. Pamala (Dodson) McGee

Linda Salsman

Posted at 02:37am
To All - I cannot find words to express my sympathies for your loss. Jeannie was one of a kind, a fantastic wife, wonderful mother and true friend. I was also blessed to know her for many years. She will lovingly be remember through each family member and friend. Keep those memories flowing till we meet her again. Miss you Classmate of ‘62 and praying God’s loving comfort to for all. 😢 Linda and family.

Nancy Johnson

Posted at 04:46pm
From a high school classmate, condolences. My memories of Jeannie are filled with laughter and a kind-heart. Nancy (Evans) Johnson.

Bruce and Carolyn Brashers

Posted at 08:30pm
Steve you have our deepest sympathies for you and your family Jeanie will be missed by many. Bruce and Carolyn

Sheryl Buttram

Posted at 01:52pm
Steve, Ryan, Brent and Becca: My life is ever changed for the better because of Jeannie! She taught me how to be an advocate, stand strong in what I thought and how to be a true friend! I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. My prayer for you all and the rest of the family is that God will wrap you in His arms and give each one of you peace and help you carry on as each day passes and we will see her again! We love you all and are here for you!

Jo Etta Pendleton Posted at 01:53pm

So sorry to hear the passing of our classmate from the class of l962, I remember her as being lots fun and also being a great friend, wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Love to the family Jo Etta Thompson Pendleton

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