Sandra Sue Wainwright
On October 8, 2018, many of us suffered a great loss with the passing of Sandra Sue “Cole” Wainwright. She was born January 23, 1944 to Mildred Karline “Cantrell” Cole and Lloyd Edmund Cole. She spent her earliest years on Cantrell Creek where she hunted for arrowheads, played in the creek, had supper on the ground with her many relatives, and rode a wagon to Washington School. Through the years, Sandy lived in California, Oregon, Illinois, and Missouri.
Sandy did some acting and was in plays at the Pasadena Playhouse. She was a devoted mother to her four children and a wonderful friend to many. She worked a variety of jobs including psych tech, gas station manager and supervisor, and owner of Little Sandy’s Music Fantasy, a record and gift store. As gas station manager she started the conversion of the stations to minimarts. When her children were older, Sandy went back to college and earned her BA in psychology from Sonoma State University.
Sandy loved dancing, music, camping, nature, poetry, photography, and genealogy. Sandy directed and produced some lip synch shows which earned money for charities. She was working on writing her third Cantrell genealogy book at the time of her death. She had a heart full of love and listened to all with respect and consideration whether they were successful professionals or homeless on skid row.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, her stepdad, Robert Proserpi, her grandparents, many aunts and uncles and her sister, Patricia “Proserpi” Voightlander.
She is survived by her children, Kevin Cole, Karla Sue Wainwright, Kelly Eugene Wainwright, and Bradley Kole Wainwright, her grandchildren Chad Ryan Cole, Brittney Michelle Cole, Justin David Karp, Crystal Amber Jean Karp, Karalena Rose Cole, Christina Michele Wainwright, Ashley Nicole Wainwright, and Danika Jordan Wainwright, her siblings Robert Proserpi, Lisa Gable, Debra Peak, Kari Proserpi, and Raymond Proserpi. She is survived by her close friend, Jean McMahon. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and friends.
The funeral will be at 10AM October 27, 2018 at Prospect Methodist Church at the intersection of Hwy 38 and Hwy C in Marshfield, Missouri. Viewing will be from 6 to 7 PM October 26, 2018 at Fraker Funeral Home at 1131 State Hwy A in Marshfield, MO. Flowers may be sent to the Fraker Funeral Home.