Mary Jean Sands

Falls resident 47 years

Mary Jean Sands, 87, died Dec. 29, 2012. Born in Akron, she lived the last 47 years in Cuyahoga Falls. She was a secretary for B.F. Goodrich Rubber C. and a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a 1947 graduate of Mount Union College with a teaching degree in history and Hammel Actual Business College in Akron.

Preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Detritch, and husband, Stanley Sands, she is survived by daughters, Mary Katherine (Michael) Hoover of Florida and Rebecca J. (Scott Jones) Sands of Cuyahoga Falls; granddaughters, Renee (Nicholas) Andrews of Cuyahoga Falls and Jamie (Skip) Bacon of Thornton, Col.; great-grandchildren, Jared, Alanna and Adalynn Andrews; and brother, George W. Detritch of Cadiz.

Service took place Jan. 2 at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating. Interment will take place in Grandview Cemetery in Scio, Ohio at the convenience of the family. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Pet Guards Shelter, 950 Hardy Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Her video tribute may be viewed at

Arrangements handled by Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home.