Josephine A. 'Jo' Sands

Josephine A. “Jo” Sands, 91, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 7:07 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN.

Mrs. Sands had worked at Wabash Magnetics for 23 years, retiring in 1988.  She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church, volunteered at Love INC and LaFontaine Center.
 
She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Huntington to Franklin and Esther Nunemaker Denton.  She married Eldon M. Sands on March 14, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1986.  

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy (Marvin) Kuntz, of Abilene, KS; two sons, Jay Dee (Carol) Sands, of Hartford City, and Randy (Kathi) Sands, of Huntington: a brother, Richard “Dick” (Joyce) Denton, of Huntington; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
 
Calling is held Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home-Huntington Chapel. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Rev. Gary Dilley will officiate.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County.
 
Preferred memorials are to College Park United Brethren Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.
 
Online condolences may be made at dealricefuneralhomes.com.