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1939 Sandra 2022

Sandra Sue (Van Hook) Utterback

February 8, 1939 — April 3, 2022


Sandra Sue Utterback passed away in the early morning of April 3, 2022. A life-long resident of Crawfordsville, she was born on February 8, 1939, to William Alford Van Hook and Bernice Lucille Myers Van Hook.

Sandra graduated from Crawfordsville High School with the class of 1957. On September 2, 1958, she married Connie Utterback, who preceded her in death in 1990. They had five children, Hal (Jackie) Utterback, Larry (Tammy) Utterback, Michael (Tami) Utterback, Lori (Kevin) Holt, all of Crawfordsville and Lisa (Jeff) Rich of Berne, Indiana. They also had twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Sandra worked at the Montgomery County Health Department, retiring in 2005. A quiet, soft-spoken lady, her biggest passion was her family, often stating that she believed her children to be her most proud accomplishment. While her health allowed, she loved following her children and grandchildren in their activities. Countless hours were spent watching and cheering them on from the bleachers, auditorium or any other location that gave her the opportunity to watch and be supportive. One of her greatest joys was keeping the book for her beloved Athenians volleyball team during her oldest granddaughter's high school years.

She was an avid fan of the Indiana Hoosiers, Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. During her recent years she even took an interest in baseball cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. She also enjoyed a good card game spending many Sunday afternoons playing Rum with her family and friends.

Sandra attended Mace United Methodist. She took great pleasure as a participant in the Sister React group as well as the Golden Girls Bible Study.

She was predeceased by her husband, Connie Utterback, her parents, mother and father-in-law, Eleanor and Paul C. Utterback, sister-in-law, Carol Sue Utterback and a cousin who was raised as a brother, Samuel Myers.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 12 (noon) till the time of the funeral service at 2 pm with Tami Mussche officiating. Interment will follow be at Liberty Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations in Sandra's memory be made to the Mace United Methodist Church, 5546 US 136 E, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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