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Sandra J. Small

POSTED: July 2, 2014 11:20 a.m.

Sandra J. Small, 74, Pratt, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth.
She was born on July 18, 1939 in Strong City, Kan. to Arnold and Lila (Campbell) Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a Wal-Mart employee. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Pratt and she graduated from Derby High School.
She married Guy Basil Small Oct. 14, 1957 in Wichita. He preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a grandson, Justin Martin; two granddaughters, Rachael and Heather Thurber; and a brother, LeRoy Carpenter.
Survivors include three sons, Ron Small, Ellsworth; Lonnie (Colleen) Small, Medicine Lodge; and Roy (Gina) Small of Winfield; four daughters; Vicki Ryan, Winfield; Rita (Gary) Thurber, Ellsworth; Christi (Dale) Bailey, Ellsworth; and Kathy Small, Wichita; two brothers, David (Leslie) Carpenter, Independence; and Ernie Carpenter, Wichita; one sister, Francis (Richard) Stone, Wichita; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Calvary Baptist Church, Pratt, with Pastor John Kissell officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.
Larrison Mortuary of Pratt is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at


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