Sandra Elaine Goff-Cornell, passed away May 13, 2020

We celebrate the life of Sandra Elaine Goff-Cornell, who journeyed to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Sandy entered this world in Senath, Missouri on August 19, 1949, the daughter of Bond Cleveland and Mary Ailene (Anderson) Goff.

She was a woman with simple beliefs, and held a view that was usually black and white in a gray world. Truth, love, honor, trust: these were not negotiable items in her world and were not relative , but were absolute. Ask her a question; shell give you a straight and truthful answer, even if that wasn't what you wanted to hear. When the sisters got together, the way they would cackle at something humorous with their distinctive Anderson laugh would leave a mark that you will never forget! She helped raise her sister Cindy, nurturing and protecting her in a warm, loving, motherly fashion while mom was byusy working. Sandy had a knack for providing great common sense answers to questions about life to her family. She was fiercely loyal and protective of her family, and cherished those relationships as the most precious commodity in her life.

Sandy went to high school in Benton Harbor, graduating in 1967. She served her country with honor and distinction in the United States Air Force for 13 years. During those 13 years, she served over seas in Germany, Crete and England, making many friends along the way. After her service, Sandy wore many hats, working as a corrections officer in Arizona and at Wal-Mart before retiring in 2016.

Sandy's life legacies are her relationships with her family and friends. These relationships would stir joy in her soul, light up her face and make her eyes sparkle with laughter!

Surviving family includes her mother, Mary Goff of Benton Harbor; sister Cynthia (Greg) Massey of Coloma; nieces Paige Massey of Coloma, Ashley Sousa of St. Joseph and Desiree (Jeff Weller) Goff of Kalamazoo. Also surviving are her great nieces and nephews Ashton and Jocelyn Sousa and Kovy and Shelby Weller; many loyal friends and her very special four legged life companion, Sweet Pea.

Sandy was preceded in death by her father Bond C. Goff and brother Gary B. Goff.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, visitation and burial services will not be scheduled. We ask that you take a moment on Sunday, May 24, 2020 and offer a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ for all the service members that He will guide them all home again. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be offered to the American Cancer Society or the local Animal Shelter in your area.

Services have been entrusted with Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home. Online guestbook available by selecting the link on this page.

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