Sandra Flynt, 60, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born August 27, 1954 at Murphysboro and married Shelton Keith Flynt on December 1, 1979, at the First Baptist Church in Murphysboro.
Sandra was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a second-runner up in the Murphysboro Apple Festival Queen. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Christian Church and P.E.O. Her hobbies included reading, cooking, playing the piano, bowling, needlepoint, latchook, with emphasis on traveling and entertaining.
She has a BA of Science degree in Medical Technology from ASU, BA of Arts degree and a major in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in English from “Ole Miss”. She worked for St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jackson County Health Department, she did the U.S. Census twice with the U.S. Census Bureau, a job she really enjoyed. She worked at SIU in the Student Health Center
Sandra was a homemaker and the best mom ever but she had other special skills and hobbies. Sandra volunteered during these years, in her son’s classrooms tutoring in math and reading, Home room Parent Supervisor, assisted in many youth church field trips. She helped with the Memory Walk for over 10 years, helped with numerous charities such as the Woman’s Health Center, World Hunger Sale, American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association, SIH, American Heart Association and Cancer Fund. Sandra stated that the volunteer hours that I have donated to these various organizations has enriched my life and helped me to gain valuable experience and knowledge.
Sandra will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors: her husband Keith of 35 years and two sons Nathaniel Koehn and Joshua Lee of Carbondale, a sister Candace and husband David Watt of Murphysboro, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Wesly Koehn, and mother Myrtle Lee Tunnel Koehn.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 5:00-8:00pm at Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale, 112 South Poplar Street.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:30pm at the Grand Avenue Christian Church 1305 East Grand Avenue in Carbondale with Pastor John Hughes officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro.
Arrangements are entrusted to Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale.
Memorials may be made in remembrance of Sandra to The American Cancer Society.