September 21, 1942 - January 19, 2013
Sandra F. Lovelace, age 70, of Independence, KY passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Born and raised in Covington KY, Sandy was a 1960 graduate of Holmes High School. For many years, she worked as a real estate broker and owner of Prestige Properties. Sandy was an avid equestrian; she bred and raced thoroughbred horses and was active in cross country and hunter jumper competitions. Her passion for horses was matched by her love for cats. Animals who needed help often found their way to her, and she tended to them by feeding, spaying and neutering feral colonies. She was never without the companionship of a beloved rescue in her home. Most of all, Sandy was a fun-loving, kind and caring person, who loved and served others selflessly. She put her family first and kept each one close, and was most proud of her new role as grandmother. She built lifelong friendships that were extensions of her family. She is best characterized by her quiet generosity that touched family, friends, and even those who did not know her. She is survived by her friend and former husband: Larry L. Lovelace of Hamilton, OH; son: Jeffrey N. (Amy) Lovelace of Cincinnati, OH; sister: Betty Waters of Taylor Mill, KY; brother: Larry Norton of Marshall, VA and grandchildren: Caroline E and Catherine E. Lovelace. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the sanctuary at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. After the service a reception will be held in the church’s Welcome Center to share memories and celebrate Sandy’s life. Memorial Contributions are suggested to OAR — Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic 5619 Orlando Place Cincinnati, OH 45227. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
I worked with Sandy 40 years ago at Marcraft Products. She was smart, ambitious and lots of fun. We went together to see Elvis Presley in concert at the Cincinnati Gardens. I am sad to hear of her passing and send my sympathy to her family.
To Sandy’s family,
Sandy was our realtor and helped my husband and I with finding and purchasing a home in 1974, and again in 2002. She was a remarkable, kind, sweet, funny, patient, lovely person. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. I spoke with her about 6-8 weeks ago and she sounded like her usual chipper self, with no indication of any illness. She was so happy about her grandbabies. Truly, of all the persons we have ever done business with in our entire lives, she is the only one I would ever shed a tear for….. and I have. Deepest sympathy to all of Sandy’s family and all who loved and respected her.
Sharon and Ralph Smith
Fairfield Township, OH
We knew Sandy though a mutual friend and became friends years ago. She was such a joy to be around and was the life of any party or get together. We have many memories. Although we live in Florida now we enjoyed almost daily emails. We will truely miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Death leaves a Heartake
no one can heal…
Love leaves a memory
no one can steal…
George & Wanda Oliver
We were truly blessed to know Sandy and enjoyed her company on our visits to Kentucy horse country and Cincinnati.
She was so much fun to be with. We are deeply saddened by her sudden passing and know how much she will be missed.
All of our love and blessings to Sandy’s family.
I am so sorry to hear about Sandy”s passing. She graduated with me, She was a beautiful and sweet lady. Even if you don’t see your classmates through the years, you still remember them. God Bless Larry and her children and grandchildren and her family, my prayers are with you.A bright star is shinning in heaven now, may you REST IN PEACE.
We met her and her friend Ralph on a oldies cruise in 1999 and been close friends ever since. She was a joy to be with and alot of fun and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.