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Barbara Ann Sands

May 23, 1936 — February 17, 2021

Barbara Ann Sands entered into the arms of Jesus on February 17, 2021. Her life may have ended, but her love lives on. Born on May 23, 1936 to Violet Evelyn and Carl Edward Ellis. Barb was the 4th child born on Henry Street in Steubenville, OH. During her younger years, she looked forward to playing games in the street with the other neighborhood children. Barb’s first interest in life was piano. She took lessons to play when she was in the 4th grade. Thus, began a life long joy of playing for various churches. Barb attended elementary school at McKinley and walked 2 miles to Harding Junior High School. During her early adulthood, Barbara pitched on a girls fast pitch softball team called the Ohio Buckeyes. Some of her favorite moments in time were pitching shut-outs and no-hitters. She attended senior high school at Big Red High School, which is where she met the lifelong love of her life, John Sands. They eloped and married on September 16, 1953. Barb found another love when she became a mother. As a mother, she had endless love for her children. She loved nurturing them and watching them grow. She considered being a homemaker one of her proudest accomplishments. She took pride in the fact that she created a loving, inviting, good home for their children to grow in. Barb loved church, singing in the choir and enjoyed making Easter Candy for the church to sell. Barb loved the color blue, baby-sitting, camping, traveling and going on cruises. Barb was a bright light in her community and family. She had the ability to draw others to her. Wherever she went, she made friends. Her inspiration, dedication and commitment to her family was immeasurable. What a gift God gave her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Edward and Violet Evelyn (Davies) Ellis and brothers, Robert Edward, Carl Richard, and Charles David. She is survived by her husband and four children: John (Kimverly) Sands, Jr. of Owings, Maryland; Vicki (Danny) Sullivan of Cheltenham, Maryland; Karen Sands of Lothian, Maryland; and Patricia (Frank) Quattrone of Castle Rock, Colorado, and eight grandchildren Michelle Sands-Kortie; Jamie (Travis Ferrer); Tiffany Sands; Brandi Quattrone; Frank (Anna) Quattrone; Ashley (Anthony) Trubiano; Joshua (Emily) Sullivan; and Samantha (John Pearson) Sands and great-grandchildren Cody Kortie; Lexia Kortie; Elsia Sands; Colton Ferrer; Tyler Stevens; Danica Quattrone; Aria Quattrone; Frank Quattrone; Aspen Quattrone; Toni Mae Trubiano; Lily Heppe; and Mason Heppe; and many nieces and nephews. Services provided by Lee Funeral Home, Owings, Maryland. Visitation is on Wednesday, February 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, February 25th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with funeral service in Lee Chapel following the viewing at 11:00 am. Pastor Robert Wagner will officiate the services. Interment is at Lakemont Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. If desired, you can send a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or https://act.alz.org/site/Donation NEW GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING VISITATION / SERVICES. - 50 to 75 people max at any given time in Funeral Home. - Limit visitation to 15 minutes in visitation room to allow for others to express their condolences. - Funeral Services in Chapel limited to 70 people with four (4) people per pew. - Masks and six foot social distancing still applies. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Barbara Ann Sands please visit our Sympathy Store.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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