Sandra K. Bell

Sandra K. Bell, 76, died April 4, 2020 at The Ranch House in Garden City. She was born October 18, 1943 in Stafford, KS the daughter of Otto E. & Helen M. McLaughlin Hicks.


Sandra graduated from St. John High School in St. John, KS in 1961. On August 12, 1967, she married Bob R. Bell in St. John, KS. They were long-time residents of Lyons, KS before moving to Garden City in 2016. A homemaker, she enjoyed handy work, bead work, woodcarving, and cooking. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lyons, KS where she volunteered with the Shut-In Outreach and Operation Christmas Shoe Box programs. She was also a member of the Rice County Quilt Guild.


Survivors include her husband, Bob R. Bell of the home; three children, Edward and wife Selena Bell of Manhattan, KS, Laurie and husband Chad Ulrich of Garden City, and Robert and wife Elizabeth Bell of Ft. Worth, TX; a brother, Don and wife Christy Hicks of Branson, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Nolen, Noah, Eli, Ian, Holden, Lily, Cody, and Annie; and many nieces and nephews. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Alicia Kay Bell; three brothers, Max Hicks, Larry Hicks, & Jim Hicks; and two sisters, Peggy Redmon and Noreen Fletcher.


A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at a later date. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to The Ranch House in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.