Sandra Schlauch, 63, Big Prairie

Sandra L. Schlauch of Big Prairie passed away at her home Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

Sandy was born Nov. 7, 1949, in Akron to Edmond Taillon and Rose (Sylvester) Motz, and married David L. Schlauch on Aug. 7, 1968. He survives.

A 1967 graduate of West Holmes High School, Sandy and David started in the dairy business and created Velvet-View Farm. Recently, she helped to create and operated Velvet-View Farmstead Yogurt. As a 4-H adviser for the Ripley Ringleaders, she spent many hours helping members with their dairy projects.

She shared her faith and talents with the congregation of Ripley Church of Christ. Her roles included teaching the little ones for many years, decorating the church for holidays and adding insights to the renovation projects. Her greatest contribution was the design and creation of the new preschool wing known as "Down on Jesus Farm."

By far her most important role in life and what brought her the most joy was taking care of her family. She will be forever loved and missed by her children, Debra (Steve) Gilbert and Aaron (Brandi) Schlauch; grandchildren, Ethan and Rachil Reynolds, Jacoby and Jamison Gilbert, Logan and Wyatt Schlauch; brothers, Gordon Taillon and William (Louise) Taillon; and a sister, Mary (Tom) Bulger.

Her parents and a brother, Eddie Taillon, preceded her in death.

Services were Monday, Dec. 17, at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with the Rev. Dean Hammond officiating. Burial was in Ripley Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ripley Church of Christ "Down on the Farm Fund," 12298 County Road 330, Big Prairie 44611.

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