Viola Louise Kalthoff Sandidge, 81, of Marshall, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar will officiate. Organist Jeretta Hardison will lead the congregation in "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Ernest Bakert, Gene Bakert, Dennis Desmond, Robin Kalthoff, Glen Marsh and Tom Phillips. Honorary pallbearer will be Bob Landreth. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Fredrich W. Kalthoff and Eliza Salyer Kalthoff. On June 25, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., she married Charles Alexander Sandidge, who preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1994. She and her husband farmed in the area for many years and she was a Saline County resident most of her life. She was a lifelong member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles W. Sandidge of the home and Douglas W. Sandidge and Byron D. Sandidge, both of Marshall; one daughter, Cheryl V. Sandidge of New Delhi, India; one brother, Melvin Kalthoff of Marshall; one sister, Leatrice Bakert of Marshall; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.