Sandra Eilene (Bath) Kirkham, 81. born in Canton, II, passed away on January 30, 2021 in Powell, Wyoming.
Cremation rites will be performed at the Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. Wy. There will be no visitation or services per her request.
Sandra (Sandy) was born in Canton, II. to Quentin Bath and Charlene (Wright) Bath on November 12, 1939. She graduated from Canton Senior High in 1957 and continued her education at Brown's Business College in Peoria, IL. She married Ellis Kirkham Jr. on June 14, 1958 in Canton, II.
She worked as a phone order operator for Sears & Roebuck in Canton for many years. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Cub Scout Den Mom. Crafts were an important part of Sandy's life, from ceramics to china painting to quilting and sewing. Sandra loved to read, especially westerns. But she didn't limit her activities to the in-doors. She also loved traveling, camping, going into the mountains and hunting and fishing with Ellis. She kept a log of their many adventures. Most importantly, though, she was a loving grandmother and particularly to her grandsons Bryan Jr. and Matthew who resided in Powell in their youth.
Sandra Is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Shirley Bath (died in infancy), and Sharon (Montis) Swanson, son Bryan Robert Kirkham, and great-granddaughter Eliza Kendra Shaye Kirkham and great-grandson Judah Kirkham.
Sandra survived by her husband Ellis Kirkham Jr, children Morgan Ellis (Robin) Kirkham and Nelson Wayne (Starr) Kirkham, sister Anita (Larry) Fraikes: grandchildren Karesse (Joshua) Helsner, Quentin Ellis (Alyssa) VanDermay-Kirkham, Sabrina Ellene Van Dermay-Kirkham, Bryan (Jennifer) Kirkham, Jr., Matthew (Breana) Kirkham James (Lyndsey) Tyler., All sha D.C. (Mike) Kirkham-Bohanan; and great grandchildren Maya and Kall Kirkham, Eleanor (Nora.) and Reagan Kirkham, Nathaniel Shaw and Ellis Helsner and Rowan Heisner, and Elyse Van Dermay-Kirkham, lazic R.C. Kirkham Bohanan and Noell D.R. Kirkham.
The family of Sandra wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Sarah Durney and the staff at the Powell Valley Medical Center.
When Ellis and Sandra relocated from Central Minds to the sweeping plains and mountains of Wyoming they totally and completely adopted the lifestyle and ethos of a native-born resident. They loved the west and wanted to be no where else.