Mary H. Sandefer, age 84, of Miles City, passed away on October 18, 2013 at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.
Mary was born on June 24, 1929 in Sioux City, IA; the oldest of three children to Ovis E. & Lenora (McKernan) Harrison. She attended grade school and graduated from Central high school in Sioux City, IA. After graduation, she moved to Miles City, MT to be closer to her Aunt Francis. She married Kenneth Sandefer in March 25, 1951. Together, they moved out to their homestead on Pumpkin Creek. They had no running water or electricity at their place on Pumpkin Creek. If you asked Mary, it was the time of her life. On November of 1952, they had their first child, Kent. After three years on the homestead, they bought a place in the valley and made it their home for 59 years. In 1960 they had another child, Kathy. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and loved taking care of her family. When you walked into their household, you always smelled something wonderful baking in the oven. Mary was always eager to try new crafts throughout her lifetime. Her favorite craft was cross stitch. Mary also loved shopping, chocolate, angels and rainbows.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Kenneth of Miles City, and daughter Kathy Walker of Miles City and four grandchildren, Robert, Steven, Daniel, and Shelly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her Son Kent, Sister Jean and Brother Jerry.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Food Bank or the charity of one’s choice.