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Sandra L. Maris

March 19, 1935 — February 14, 2023

Sandra Lee Maris, age 87, of McCook, NE passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Wauneta Care Center in Wauneta, NE.

Sandy was born March 19, 1935 in Detroit, MI to parents Harold Lee and Vera Mae (Stuetzer) Bush.  She was one of three siblings who attended school in Detroit, graduating from Detroit High in 1953.

On August 28, 1955 in Detroit, Sandy married the love of her life, Ervin Lee Maris. The couple became parents to nine children. Sandy was a member of McCook Christian Church where she attended Bible study and was a part of Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed crocheting potholders, tending her garden in the summer months and growing flowers. Sandy donated to the local blood bank up until the age of 65 and continued to help with local elections as her health allowed.  Her family was very important to her, as was spending time at the Senior Center where she shared meals and conversations with others and was a friend to many.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin Maris; daughter, Deb (Dan) Petty; son in laws, Todd Baker and David Skraback; granddaughters, Dawn Salyer, Amber Hernandez and Heather Schrauth; and a brother, Harold “Hal” (Dory) Bush.

Those left to celebrate her life include her children, Don (Diane) Maris of Eureka, MO, Roger (Jennifer) Maris of McCook, Michael (Tanya) Maris of Gering, NE, Marie Baker of McCook, Shirley (Cliff) Riener of Palisade, NE, Karen (Carl) Riemann of McCook, Jane (Jim) Foster of Bartley, NE and Mary Maris of Emporia, KS; sister, Sarah Jane (Jim) Hanson of St. Clair Shores, MI; brother in law, Delbert (Roberta) Maris of McCook, NE, thirty three grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren with four on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends

Thursday, February 23, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, February 24, 2023

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

Nebraska 56A Spur, Maxwell, NE 69151

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