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Obituary of Mae Sandell

Mae Ellen Sandell, the daughter of Oscar A. Berggren and Elfie M. (Cline) Berggren, was born April 1, 1924 at Union Township, Republic County, KS and passed away on May 24, 2012 at the Belleville Health Care Center at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 23 days.
She attended the Prairie Rose School and later graduated from Republic High School in 1941. She received the last normal training classes for teachers in 1944. Mae taught rural schools for six years, and attended K-State summer school for two summers.
On March 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Rex Sandell and to this union was born three sons: Steven, Garold(Gary) and Richard.
Mae was a member of the Republic United Methodist Church, and Republic United Methodist Women where she was an officer for many years. She was a former member of the Social Hour Club and the Sherdahl Extension Unit. Mae also served as the City Treasurer for Republic, KS for 18 years. She also enjoyed taking pictures and scrap booking.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Frank Berggren.
She is survived by her husband Rex Sandell of Belleville, KS; three sons: Steven (Evelyn) Sandell of Wichita, KS; Garold”Gary” (Ilene) Sandell of Topeka, KS; and Richard (Nancy) Sandell of Republic, KS; 6 grandchildren, and one great grandchild; sister-in-law Emma Berggren of Belleville, KS, sister-in-law Dorothy Sandell of Scandia, KS, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ruth and Don Rizek of Munden, KS; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at Two PM, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Republic United Methodist Church, Republic, KS with Pastor Roger Walls, Officiating.
Interment will be at the Prairie Rose Cemetery, rural Republic, KS.
Visitation will be from One PM until Nine PM Sunday and Monday at the
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.
Memorials are suggested to the Republic United Methodist Church.
Online condolences and information at www.
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS


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