Sandra V. Scofield Bartz
Hudson - Sandra V. Scofield Bartz, (also known as "Sandy"), went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 13, 2021, at age 78. As a longtime resident of Hudson, Ohio, she was an educator, writer, speaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Her life began in Detroit, MI on September 21, 1942. At age 8, her family moved to Glenside, PA and she graduated from Abington High School in 1960. She obtained her BA degree in English from Maryville College in 1964. Then she pursued a graduate degree at the University of Maryland receiving her MA in English in 1968. She began her career in 1964 teaching English at Upper Dublin High School, PA. Upon completing her MA, Sandy became a book editor for J. B. Lippincott Publishing in Philadelphia.
W. Frederick Bartz, Jr. and Sandy were wed on May 30, 1970, and moved from PA to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Sandy commuted daily to her English teaching position at Red River High School in Grand Forks. The next move was to Clear Lake City, TX, where Sandy joined the faculty of Pasadena School District's Sam Rayburn High School. Moving to Ohio brought them first to North Olmsted and then Hudson where Sandy began teaching English at Hudson High School.
During the decade of the 1980's, Sandy gave birth to two sons. Becoming a mom meant changing job assignments from teaching other children to raising her own. She was the ultimate mom, supporting her sons Rick and Dan through school with plenty of help on English assignments. As her sons grew up, Sandy became an interpreter at Hale Farm and Village, and she also started and ran her own antique business known as Sandy's Sampler, which still exists today.
In 1990, Sandy was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. During her prolonged treatments, her faith in Christ deepened. In her 31 years as a cancer survivor, she developed an intense desire to share God's faithfulness in her life to inspire and encourage other women. Sandy relished speaking to Stonecroft Ministries' Christian Women's Clubs and Women's Connection groups around Ohio and surrounding states, telling her life story as a reflection of Christ's message of redemption, love, and hope. She wrote devotions that were published in The Anchor and The Upper Room. She was also recruited as one of the original twelve writing contributors to Sarah Young's Jesus Calling Devotional Bible. She finished her career teaching English in 2013, retiring from her final role as adjunct professor at Kent State University.
Sandy will be lovingly remembered for her boisterous laugh, her hearty prayers, her love of the history hidden in small treasures, and her relentless encouragement of others.
Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Kathryn Scofield, Sandy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred; sons, Warren F. Bartz, III, Daniel W. (Annika) Bartz; brother, Daniel W. (Judy) Scofield, and two grandchildren, Sofia and Arlo.
The funeral service was conducted by Pastor Donald Kline, Ph.D., on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Visitation was held on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Redmon Funeral Home, 3633 Darrow Road, Stow, OH 44224. Interment was held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandy's name can be made to Stonecroft Ministries, P.O. Box 8900, Kansas City, MO 64114. Online this can be done at stonecroft.org/donate/ (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)
Posted online on July 07, 2021