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Pastor Sandra K. “Sandy” Killfoil

June 3, 2019

Pastor Sandra K. “Sandy” Killfoil 70, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019.  She was born August 18, 1948 in Smith Center, Kansas to Orel E. and Dorothy (Portenier) White.  On Jul 7, 1984 she married Jerry D. Killfoil in Miami, OK.


Sandy was the pastor of the Church of God on Meridian Road in Newton.  She lived a life of service to others bringing the word of God to the community.  She especially enjoyed the ministry of caring for and raising up those in the hospital and nursing homes.


Sandy’s greatest joy in life was her family. She looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends and especially looked forward to her time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her husband Jerry of the home; sons:  Gary and his wife Rebecca McGuire and Steven and Madalina Killfoil; daughter Sherry and her husband Jason Barnes; sister Barbara Calloway and her husband Frank. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 


Sandy is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Carolyn (Aubushon) Keirnes, M.E. (Mel) White and her daughter Lisa (Killfoil) Lee


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with Pastor Roger Decker presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Restlawn Cemetery in Rural Newton.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Petersen Funeral Home or www.st.jude.org orhttps://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=home-btn-donate-now 

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14 thoughts on “Pastor Sandra K. “Sandy” Killfoil

  1. I love and will miss Aunt Sandy terribly. My father (Mel) and my Aunt Sandy had a stong bond that I will treasure always and am grateful that they are both out of pain. I send my love to the rest of the family and my regret that I will not be able to attend the funeral.

  2. We were so very sorry to learn of Sister Killfoil’s passing. We are certainly praying for Brother Killfoil, the family and the congregation at this time of loss. Though your loss is great, heaven has had another gain. The scriptures tell us that “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the saints “. We will be praying the Lord will be a solace and strength at this time of loss.

    Pastor & Sister Earl R. Borders

  3. Sister sandy was very special to me! We shared laughs and a bond through our Jesus!! Praying for family and friends.

  4. Great aunt sandy was an amazing caring woman. My children and I will miss her greatly.

  5. Dear Brother Killfoil, we know that Sister Killfoil’s race has been run successfully. Now she would desire you and family to continue your race with the joy and confidence that with God all His works are perfect.! Be encouraged my Brother. We love you and are holding you all in prayer. Bro. & Sis. Talbot

  6. So sorry for your loss. Our family will miss her as she was special to all of us. (The Williams family–Chris, Vickye, Dean, Stanley)
    I had the pleasure of working with her many years. She visited our family on one of her trips to Tennessee. May she rest in peace.

  7. Sandy gave me the best birthday party I had as a teenager. She was a good Aunt to our daughters. She enjoyed her family and will be missed.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Sandra. Our birthdays were in the same month of August. We would call around that time. I’m going to miss that. Our thoughts and prayers, Gary and Shirley Stone.

  9. I keep missing Barbara on the phone. I just wanted to thank her for calling me and pass along my condolences to all of Sandy’s family. She was a special lady but then you already know that. Hugs and prayers.

  10. She was such a Joy an Blessing to others. A very Godly woman with such compassion for others. She will be greatly missed. Many prayers to the Family. Margaret jones

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