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Sandra Kay (Thornton) Murbarger

April 1, 1946 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 74)


Sandra Kay Murbarger, age 74 of Marshall, passed away at 6:50pm on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana. Born April 1, 1946 in Danville, Illinois, she was the daughter of James E. & Catherine M. (McCloud) Thornton.

She went to Rockville High School and lived in Valparaiso for 20 years before moving to Marshall, Indiana. She worked at West Minster Village in Terre Haute for 15 years.

She is survived by a son, Tom (Gail) Engle of Madison Heights, Virginia; 8 grandchildren, C.J. Engle, Marcus (Jessica) Engle, Tyler (Lindsey) Engle, Stan Borowski, Beth (Michael) Beckett, Katie (Jonathan) Hill, Josh (Angie) Hill, and Matt Hill; as well as 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janie Ryan of Marshall; 3 nieces, Lisa (Bill) Clark of Florida, Nikki Ryan of Crawfordsville, and Kyla (Shawn) Clover of Rockville; six great nieces and six great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Sandy Hill in 2013.

In honor of Sandy’s wishes, cremation was chosen with no services. Sanders Funeral Care of Kingman assisted with arrangements. Share memories and condolences online at


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