Sandra Sue Hayes Behymer

A Celebration of Life Service for Sandra Sue Behymer, 65, Lawrence, will be 6 to 8 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation will take place following the service.

Mrs. Behymer passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 24, 1947 in Iuka, Arkansas to Joseph R. and Helen Leona Stewart Hayes. She worked as a custodial at KU as well as a babysitter to many children, who lovingly referred to her as “Aunt Sandy”.

She married Fred Behymer in 1996. He died January 15, 2010.

Sandy enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching western movies, traveling, camping, and watching children. She was also a member of the Cherokee Nation.

Survivors include stepsons, Mark Behymer of Tonganoxie, KS, and Fred Behymer of Thornton, CO; stepdaughters, Donna Bartkoski and husband David of Tonganoxie, KS, and Cheryl Bryant and husband Tom of Ottawa, KS; brothers, Charles R. Hayes and wife Mae of Topeka, KS, and Daniel L. Hayes and wife Gayle of Lawrence, KS; sisters, Lillie L. Beck and husband Ronald of Ft. Smith, TX, Marcella K. Gorden and husband Bob of Perry, KS, Beverly J. Hayes of Sulphur Springs, AR, and Nancy J. Roberson and husband Dick of Ozawkie, KS; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, George E. “Pud” Hayes in Vietnam.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Sandy had a capacity of love that was boundless.