Sandra Whetstone

Died: August 2, 2020
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Sandra Boyer Whetstone, of Lima and Waynesfield, died August 2, 2020 in Virginia at the age of 74 from a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

She was born to Ralph Boyer and Katherine Morrissey in Lima, Ohio. She attended Lima Central Catholic High School and Mary Manse College where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to receive a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Cincinnati. In 1976, she married Douglas Whetstone and moved to Waynesfield. She accepted a teaching position and taught 5th grade for 35 years. During that time, she started a popular chess club for her students. She was an avid gardener. You could find her often working in her yard and sharing gardening advice with friends, family and neighbors. She loved traveling to places like England, Alaska, Colorado and summer vacations in Michigan where she enjoyed fishing. Above all else, she loved spending time with her family. Sandy was a generous, compassionate and loving mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Douglas Whetstone; two daughters and their spouses, Keelan McClymont (Ryan) and Molly Smith (Geoff); four grandchildren, Amos, Abel, Alma and Rowan; Sandy is also survived by two sisters, Peg Hoagland and Jo Johns, and a brother, Ed Boyer.

The family will be holding a private graveside service at Fairmount Cemetery. For those who wish to honor Sandy, please consider a memorial donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, https://www.lbda.org/donate, or the Allen County Children’s Garden, http://limachildrensgarden.com/support-us/

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LuAnn (Holt) Lause posted on 12/6/20

Doug, Keelan and Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. We had so much fun together when we worked at WG. We had many fun trips and i and wonderful visits ar your farm. Those were days that made many great memories. Sandy, your Mom, was a great fun loving person. May she rest in peace!!!!!


Dan and Kerry Boysel posted on 8/17/20

Doug, Keelan and Molly, Our hearts are broken at your loss. Sandy was always so kind and open to us as a young, growing family in Waynesfield. Kerry and I have thought of your family often and it has brought us great joy to have known you. We wish to help lift the burden you feel, knowing we can not, think of the joy Sandy not only gave to you but to us who had the chance to know her. Again a prayer for your family through this time.


Jaimee Hulsmeyer posted on 8/17/20

My greatest condolences go out to Mrs. Whetsone's beautiful family. I was a student of hers at Waynesfield Goshen from 2002 - 2003. As one of her students, she nominated me for the People to People student ambassador program, and I was chosen to go on a trip to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy at the age of 12. This trip opened up my world. It opened my eyes to different cultures, different places, and new experiences. Since this trip, I have been traveling, studying, and relocating around the world, which has afforded me the greatest opportunities and brought me some of my greatest friends (and my husband). I thank Mrs. Whetstone for this honorable nomination every day. Thankful for her support and her relentless vision for her students. Sending love from Amsterdam.


Ray & Debbie Grover posted on 8/14/20

Doug, Keelan and Molly, We were so sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. I'll always remember her pleasant smile. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Ray and Debbie Grover


Dawn Vaught (Byrd) posted on 8/13/20

I was very saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. What a wonderful woman. I, like so many, was one of her 5th graders. (Many moons ago.) She was one of my favorite teachers. I have never forgotten the lessons she taught us...or the fun times in her classroom. Mrs. Whetstone introduced me to one of my favorite authors, Jules Verne. I loved sitting under the wooden table in her room during silent reading time. When my daughter got her for 5th grade...i was so glad. She helped her grow and learn a lot. Thank you Mrs. Whetstone, you will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.


Amy McKamey (Keiser/Ridenour) posted on 8/13/20

Dear Doug and girls, I am so sad to hear of Sandy's passing. She taught me in the fifth grade and was one of my favorites. I remember being a little intimidated of her because she was very matter of fact, but I also knew that she was fair and really cared about me. Her expectations were high, which made me work harder. I appreciated her so much! Praying for you and all who knew and loved Sandy, aka Mrs Whetstone.


Greg Gogley posted on 8/12/20

So sorry for your lost ,may God be with all of you at this sad time .


Pamela D. Doepker posted on 8/12/20

Dear Doug, Keelan and Molly So sorry to hear about the passing of Sandy. I have many found memories of her. Playing softball, our days at the Detention Center and Architectual Escapades in Lima. Again, so sorry for your loss! Mike and Pam Doepker