Saundra Kay "Sandy" Cobbum, 75, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 6:58 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 12, 1944 in Muncie, IN to Byron & Nellie Monzelle (Hines) Jester.
She graduated in 1962 from Muncie Central High School, 1966 from Ball State University in Muncie and in 1972 with a Master of Arts in Education. She was married on November 24, 1966 in Muncie, IN to Owen K. Cobbum and moved to Syracuse area in 1966 from Muncie but had been a summer resident there all of her life. She was a homemaker and formerly worked for the Wawasee Community School Corporation as a special needs job coach.
She was a member of the North Webster Church of God where she assisted with the youth group for many years, attended the boat-in worship on Lake Wawasee in the summer, and formerly attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse. She was a member of the Lakeland Kiwanis in North Webster where she previously served on the board of directors and served on the scholarship committee. In April 2019, she received the Distinguished Member Award from the Kiwanis International for bringing in new members and her 25 years as Director of Student Leadership at North Webster Elementary, Wawasee Middle School, and Wawasee High School.
She formerly served on the board of directors for Teen Parents Succeeding in Syracuse, was a junior varsity cheerleading coach at Wawasee High School, and was very passionate about Thunder Run Wooden Boats on Lake Wawasee. She enjoyed her family and spending time on the lake. Sandy never met a stranger, was known for always helping those in need, and her compassion. She loved spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by:
Husband – Owen Cobbum of Syracuse
3 Daughters – Cathy (Rev Dennis) Ticen of Terre Haute, IN, Christy (Pat) Downey of Fort Myers, FL, and Cindy (Jason) Parent of Fort Wayne
Son – Craig (Agnes) Cobbum of Annapolis, MD
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St, Syracuse, IN with Pastor Dennis Ticen officiating. Burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Lakeland Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 138, North Webster, IN 46555.
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