May 24, 1921 - November 21, 2021
She was born May 24, 1921 in Turk, Kansas, the daughter of Ted (Edward) and Martha (Ferns) Skahan.
Fern was a graduate from Columbus High.
On May 20, 1940, she married James Sandella, he preceded her in death on June 2, 1996.
During World War II, she was a seamstress.
Fern and her husband owned and operated the Sandella Grocery store for over 21 years in Scammon, Kansas.
She was a member of the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church and served a term as President on the Altar Society. She also was involved in a Pinochle Card club for many years.
Survivors include; Jane DeLange,(husband Pete) of Girard, Kansas, Connie (Sandella) Haskell of Kansas City, Missouri, Paula Cordry, (husband Bob) of Rogers, Arkansas, two sisters; Patricia Blizzard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Kathryn Garrett of Louisiana, seven grandchildren; Felicia Bohrer, (husband Joel), Kimberly Washington, Kathi Piccini, (husband Paul), Shannon Dewey, Julie Saggars, (husband Aaron), Megan Cordry, Seth Cordry, (wife Hallie), fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters; Phyllis Marie Sandella, Mary Sue Stone, brother Donald Skahan, and three sisters; Mary Joe Russell, June Jones and Mona Nicoletti.
The parish rosary will be recited at 11 am, Friday, November 26, 2021 at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will follow the rosary on Friday, at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church with Father Jeremy Huser as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Scammon, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to the St. Bridget’s Cemetery Fund and / or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Fund; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. 104 West Main St. Weir, KS 66725.
Due to Covid-19, the family request everyone attending to please wear a mask.
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