Sandra (Sandy) L. Lahr, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 24th. She was born September 13, 1946 in Wichita, the daughter of LeRoy E. and Vesta E (Ausherman) McElwain. Growing up in Wichita, she attended local schools, graduated from West High School and received her degree in Extension from Kansas State University. On January 28, 1967, she was married to Jerry P. Lahr and moved to Abilene. In May of 1969, they moved to the farm south of Abilene. Sandy became active in learning the farming process. Because of her interest in the welfare of young people in the community, she worked with youth as a para and teacherís aid in the local school districts. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Robin Dunlap, father, LeRoy E. McElwain, step-father, Forrest D. Jackson, brother Roger Lee McElwain, sister-in-law, Karen (Lahr) Razak and father- in-law, John Lahr.
Survived by: husband Jerry Lahr, Abilene; Son, Jason (Angela) Lahr, Abilene Their children Isaiah, Elisha & Lydia; Mother Vesta Jackson, Abilene; Sister Linda (Bruce) Dietler, Whitewater Their daughter Sara; Step- mother-in-law Leni Lahr, Abilene; Son-in-law Brad (Jan) Dunlap, Abilene Brad & Shellyís children, Alyssa & Cale; 2 Brother-in-laws Marc Lahr, Topeka Dan (Doris) Razak, Abilene Dan & Karenís children Ross and Jenny(Razak) Newell.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M. Monday, April 29th, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Stanger officiating. Interment will follow in the Newbern Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3:00 until 4:00 P.M. Sunday, April 28th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to Kansas Bible Camp, Mt Pleasant EP Church, Mount Pleasant EPC for Missions or Hospice of Dickinson County. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410. Condolences: http://dannerfuneralhome.net/.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Sandy L. Lahr)