Sandra Gillum


Sandra Kay Gillum, 64, a former Garden City resident, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Goessel.

Sandra Kay Gillum, 64, a former Garden City resident, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Goessel.

She was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jim and Virginia Jones.

She married Kenneth Fairchild. On Oct. 2, 1976, she married Jackie Dale Gillum Sr., in Leoti. He died Oct. 27, 1988. She also was preceded in death by her father.

A resident of Goessel since 2012, Mrs. Gillum was a homemaker. She also helped with her husband Dale's business. She enjoyed people and pets, playing cards and board games, and helping out at school at the Head Start program for many years.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Ray Fairchild of Hesston, Rodney Dean Fairchild of Hutchinson, and Jackie Dale Gillum Jr. of Wichita; her mother, of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Mike Jones of Phoenix; a sister, Diane Gillmore of Gualala, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials to the Sandra Gillum Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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