|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1969|
San Francisco County
Sandra was an only child to parents George Chandler and Margaret Meriwether, primarily raised by her father and grandfather(as her mother was mostly ill and died when Sandra was age 13).
Her grandfather, Clarence, a prominent and influential businessman, founded Chandler Landscaping and Floral Company of Kansas City, with her father George as vice president; thus aiding her classical upbringing in education and social etiquette.
Additionally, an Old South cultural influence of the Meriwether lineage(her great grandfather, David Meriwether, was a confederate corporal during the civil war) played a part in her persona, as she occasionally referred to herself as a 'southern belle'(including the accent, on que) and how she missed 'black eyed peas'.
As a result, she also acquired culinary skills enabling her to throw social galas(in high heels, no less), including hor'dourves and multi-course meals for dozens of guests at a time. In essence, she became a classic lady in spirit and soul.
Her formal education included:
-Southwest High School, Kansas City, MO;
....Class of 1946
-University of Missouri, 1948-49
....[Apha Phi sorority]
-Lindenwood College, St Charles, MO;
....B.A. degree, 1950.
....[Alpha Sigma Tau sorority]
-Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO;
....B.S. Med Tech degree, 1952
....[met future husband, Jerome Stroot, there]
-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI;
....B.S. Nursing degree, 1960.
Sandra was engaged December 29, 1951 and married to Jerome H Stroot of Quincy, Ill, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
in Kansas City, MO on May 24, 1952; while he was a medical student at Saint Louis University. The reception was held at her grandfather Clarence's home in KC. She converted to the Roman Catholic faith from the Presbyterian church for her marriage.
That union resulted in two sons and two daughters, of which, one son Lawrence tragically died at the age of 26 in 1980 and is now buried with her.
Following the unexpected death of her father, George in 1954, of whom she was very close; and the passing of her dear grandfather, Clarence in 1963; Sandra was never the same and died at the young age of 40 in 1969 of an unforeseen perforated bleeding gastric ulcer. Her death had a profound impact on the family for decades to follow.
She is buried next to her father, George; and has been greatly missed ever since.
Born into Chandler and Meriwether lineages; notably, the former of the immigrant sailor "George and Jane Chandler" lineage from Delaware, 1687; and the latter of the Nicholas Meriwether I lineage from Jamestown, c1652.
Also, of note, the Meriwether lineage includes first cousin(5x removed) Captain Meriwether Lewis of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition(his mother being Lucy Meriwether, of whom her maiden name was used to christen her son).
In addition, Sandra's maternal grandmother, Miriam Klock Meriwether, was the niece of Margaret Klock who married Simeon Armour of the well known Armour Meat Packing Company founded in the 1870's.
[*also, go to Margaret Meriwether Chandler link below for more detailed synopsis of the Meriwether lineage]
"CHANDLER SUBGROUP 7b"
George Asa Chandler (1898 - 1954)
Margaret A Meriwether Chandler (1899 - 1941)
Jerome Henry Stroot (1926 - 1995)
Lawrence Alan Stroot (1954 - 1980)*
DAUGHTER OF GEORGE
NOV 4 DEC 24
SON OF SANDRA
FEB 1 APR 3
Note: Tombstone shared with deceased son, Lawrence Alan Stroot(d1980)
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Plot: space12 lot131 block8
Created by: RCS
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73632332
Happy 86th birthday! From your loving grandson. God bless|
Added: Nov. 5, 2015
86 today! You have been very much missed and loved|
Added: Nov. 4, 2015
Gone 45 years today on Christmas Eve. You never got your present the next day. We kept it wrapped for many years thereafter. You are missed. Merry Christmas. Much love, your son.|
Added: Dec. 24, 2014
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