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Sandra Kay (Klingler) Riley

April 6, 1949 — January 11, 2024


In Loving Memory of Sandra Kay Riley
April 6, 1949 - January 11, 2024

Sandra Kay Riley, a strong-willed and loving woman, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2024, in Lancaster under FairHope Hospice. Born on April 6, 1949, Sandy brought immense joy and warmth to the lives of those around her. She was a devoted mother, a cherished friend, and a beloved member of her community.

She found fulfillment in her work as a manufacturer, leaving a lasting mark in the pottery industry. Sandy's talent and skill were appreciated and acknowledged during her tenure at Hartstone Pottery, where she dedicated many fruitful years.

Beyond her professional achievements, Sandy's true passion lay in being a homemaker and nurturing her family. She was the epitome of love and selflessness, raising her children Ruth McCafferty, Jason Hammer, and Champ Fraunfelter with grace and devotion. As a grandmother and great-grandmother, Sandy radiated pure joy whenever her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren entered the room. Known for her generous nature, she found immense pleasure in showering them with love and spoiling them with affection.

In her leisure time, Sandy found solace in the pages of books and the excitement of a good game of BINGO. She reveled in the thrill of casting her line and the serenity of outdoor adventures, particularly when camping and fishing. Sandy's adventurous spirit remained undeterred throughout her life, and she cherished each moment spent exploring the great outdoors.

Sandy also played an active role in her community as a proud member of the Roseville American Legion Auxiliary Post 71. Her commitment to serving others and supporting veterans was commendable, and her contributions will be remembered fondly.

Sandra Kay Riley touched the lives of all those fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Ruth and son-in-law Tom McCafferty, son Jason Hammer and daughter-in-law Heather Hammer, son Champ Fraunfelter and daughter-in-law Kimberly Fraunfelter, as well as her dear siblings Susan Pletcher, Beverly (Vic) Myers, Stacey (Randy Hinkle) Klingler, Danny (Ann) Klingler, Dale (Jody) Klingler, Christy (Matt) Renick, Lori (Bryan Quinn) Klingler, and Angie (Christopher) Driggs. Her memory will also be treasured by her grand and great-grandchildren, Sara, Michelle, Tommy, Sarah Rose, Heidi, Ashley, Courtney, Erica, CJ, Cordell, Halley, Faith, Beau, Reese, Jeremy, Junior, Jonathan, Declan, Carsen, Peyton, Reed and Adalynn.

Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Cyril William Klingler and Betty (DeGarmo) Klingler, her husband, Stanley William "Mike" Riley, her sister, Donna Nelson and her step-mother, Judy Klingler.

To honor the life and legacy of Sandra Kay Riley, a public viewing will be held at Goebel Funeral Home on January 14, 2024, at 2-4:00 PM. This will be a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together, share stories, and celebrate the beautiful soul that Sandy was. In keeping with Sandy's wishes, she will be cremated following services and buried next to her husband, Mike in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Sandra Kay Riley will forever remain etched in our hearts, serving as an inspiration to love unconditionally, cherish family, and embrace the joys that life has to offer. May her spirit soar free as we remember her with love and gratitude.

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services

36 North Buckeye Street, Crooksville, OH 43731

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