Sandra Kay Moore

Sandra Kay Moore, 73, beloved mother, sister and aunt passed from this life on Friday, August 1, 2014 following a complicated illness with ovarian cancer. A longtime resident of Lawrence, Sandy was born Oct. 8, 1940. Sandy attended Oklahoma State University and received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University in 1960; also, a masters degree from Harvard University in 1973.

She married Edwin S. Moore Jr. they later divorced. They have two sons, James Edwin Moore and Gregory Lance Moore, both of Lawrence.

Sandy was an English professor at Haskell University until her retirement in 2014. She was an active golfer and could be found on the Alvamar Country Club fairways in her spare time. Sandy was a season ticket holder to both KU football and women’s basketball. Sandy cherished her sons, family and friends and was always happiest when she was in their company. She enjoyed the writings of Maya Angelou.

The family requests memorials to, Sandra K. Moore Scholarship in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday August 9, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A Rosary will precede the Mass at 10 AM.

Messages & Condolences

From Barbara Salvini...

Greg and James,
Please accept my innermost condolence to you both, and to your extended family.I know this is a painful time for you all.
Your mother’s journey has ended; however, your journey has just begun, without her. This is indeed a time to reflect on one’s life and the inevitable for all of us. If there is work that we need to do on ourselves now is the time, for all, we all, really have is… Now…

From Myra Starr...

I just learned of Sandy’s passing a few moments ago. How I loved and appreciated this dear woman! She was a voice of wisdom and loved Haskell. She was a great teacher but was not afraid to step into leadership where needed. She did not shy away from anything. It was a privilege to work with her. Her going is a great loss. I extend my condolences to her family and her Haskell family.

From Thomasine, Stan Ross and sons Aaron & Lucas...

Greg & James: How thankful we were to have known Sandy. Her support of the Haskell Alumni & our students meant a lot. Her expectations of her students were high, because she knew they could accomplish anything…how proud we were of her & her accomplishments.

From Trish Reeves...

Greg and James,
I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I was fortunate to be on the English faculty with your mother, and was told by countless students that they learned to write and/or became the fine students they were, because of the rigor of your mother’s classes. They knew they were lucky to have had Sandra Moore as their professor.
Trish Reeves

From Kim McLain...

Greg and James,

My sincerest condolences on your mother’s passing. I know how much you loved her and I wish there was a way to ease your grief and pain. You are in my prayers.

From Mrs. Ted(Shirley) Coulter...

Greg and Edwin:
Your mother was a colleague of both Ted and me at Haskell and we enjoyed working with her. I know how much she enjoyed playing golf–she would ask Ted how she could improve her game. Deepest sympathy in your loss. May precious memories of her be treasured. Shirley Coulter

From Wally and Sue Allen...

Greg and Jamie,
Wally and I are so sorry for your loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your Family. Corky was a unique person with a quick smile and outgoing personality. While I was in college, she often visited my family in Henryetta. They loved her visits, and my brothers treated her like a sister. She was truly admired and respected by all who knew her, and known as one who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Cherish your memories–she was an incredible person. She may be gone, but she will always be in our hearts.
~Love and prayers,

From Susan and Lynn Metzger...

Sandy always had a wonderful smile and loved to be with her friends. She was also very proud of her family. Greg, we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you. With deepest sympathy, Susan and Lynn Metzger

From Cathy Ledeker...

Sandy was an elegant woman whom I had the pleasure of getting to know through KU football and basketball fan
gatherings. She was always lovely and had a wonderful smile for everyone. She enjoyed her work at Haskell and talked about it often. I will miss her and my heart goes out to her family during this sad time. With deep fondness, Cathy Ledeker

From John R. Van Nice...


My friendship with Sandy goes back many years. I am so sorry for your loss and am feeling the sadness and pain in your heart. The pain will ease but the memories will always be there.


From Cory...

Sandra Moore made a positive impact on my life. As a student of her’s, she let me know that it wasn’t okay to provide sub-part work. She made it clear that you bring your best to the classroom.

From Libby Moore...

Jimmy & Greg, I know your hearts are heavy but you took great care of Sandra (or Corky as I grew up knowing her). She will be missed, but treasure all the memories she left you. Be strong and you have many family and friends with you on this journey. John 14:1-4 Prayers be with you both.. Love you both–cousin/Libby Moore

From Clenece and Jim Hills...

We are so sad to learn of Sandra’s death. She made many important contributions to our world and she will be missed.
Clenece and Jim Hills

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