McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 16, 2012

Sandra Kay Igo

From submitted reports
Submitted report

McALESTER — Sandra Kay Igo, 69, of Cordell, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Cordell.

Funeral services were Feb. 12 at United Methodist Church in Cordell with the Rev. David Croninger officiating. Burial was at Union Hatchett Cemetery in Bessie. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home of Cordell.

Born July 19, 1942, in Quinton, she was the daughter of Gerald and Virginia (Hendrickson) Smith. She was born and raised in Quinton and attended Quinton Schools.

She attended Oklahoma City University on a music scholarship in 1960. She received numerous National awards for her talents with voice and piano.

She met Garry Igo while attending school in Oklahoma City and they were married July 17, in Clinton. They moved to Washita County and raised their family in Cordell.

She had worked in advertising for many years in Washita and Custer counties.  She had been currently working at the Cordell School Cafeteria.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Cordell.

She loved being around children and most of them knew her as “Nana.” She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren.     

Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Russell and husband, Nolan, of Cordell, and Cris Igo and fiancé, Mike Tarpley, of Canute; one son, Chad Igo and wife, Jami, of Cordell.

Also, one sister, Nancy McCorkle, of Texas; stepmother, Dee Smith, of Eufaula; grandsons adopted as sons, Branton Maddox, of Cordell, and Warren Maddox and fiancé, ShyAnn Madison, of Cordell.

And, eight grandchildren, Reid, Rylan and Reace Russell, Morgan Fernando, Tanner and Connor Wells and Tierra and Sydnee Sealey, and one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Dawn Maddox.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Virginia Smith; one son, Gaylon Ward; her husband, Garry Igo, in 2002; grandparents, Lawton and Maude Smith, and one brother, Mark Smith. 

Memorials may be made to Cordell Academic Foundation.