Sandra Eileen Knight Slavin passed away at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Belle Springs Nursing and Rehab in Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was born on Dec. 18, 1941, in West Mansfield, Ohio to the late Lloyd R. and Clara Belle (Smith) Orahood.
Sandra met her first husband, Willis E. Knight, at Don’s Hamburgers in Bellefontaine and they were married on Feb. 6, 1971. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1973. On July 3, 2000, Sandra married Joseph Slavin, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2012. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Frieda Amos and Minnie Belle Jones; and three brothers, Fay Orahood, Fred Orahood, and Francis “Fanny” Orahood; and three half-siblings.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Kristi (Gary L. Jr.) Comer of Bellefontaine; a grandson, Noah Rylee Comer; a granddaughter, Meristin LeeDawn Comer; two sisters, Lela (Greydon) Hone of Bellefontaine and Goldie Garwood of West Mansfield; a brother, Jack Orahood of West Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A homemaker, Sandra had worked in environmental services at Mary Rutan Hospital and Indian Lake Manor. She had also worked at Yeasel’s and PCPI Injection Molding. Following her retirement from PCPI, she began working concessions for Slavin’s Concessions. Sandra was a life-member of Amvets Ladies Auxiliary in Lakeview and enjoyed gardening, word search puzzles and listening to “oldies” country music. Sandra also enjoyed collecting bells and wooden potato mashers.
Pastor Floyd Lundy will officiate a funeral service at 1pm on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes Street, DeGraff, Ohio. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-8pm and Thursday from 12noon to 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd, Suite #320, Kettering, Ohio 45429-3493.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.