Sandra Sutton
Central Pennsylvania Cremation Society
3125 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA
Sandra Joan (Billett) Sutton passed away in her home surrounded by her family on January 6, 2022. Sandra is survived by her younger sister, Malinda Burkey, and her three daughters, Lois Dostalik of Lancaster; Kimberley Mark of Doylestown with Kimberley's husband George; and finally, the youngest, Sally Paff of Harrisburg. She was born on June 30, 1939 and was married to Michael E. Billett; they always felt their greatest accomplishment were their three daughters, Lois, Kimberley and Sally until his untimely passing at the age of 39. Sandra remarried Ralph Sutton and they had 25 years of a loving and respectful marriage. Sandra was a self-taught and self-made woman, who against significant odds and a severe hearing handicap became a learned individual with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of issues and topics. She consistently rose to any occasion with enthusiasm and joy! Sandra's greatest loves were always her daughters and her beloved ragdoll cats (Hugo and Hannah). Sandra at an extremely young age exhibited an artistic talent and flair for interior design and gardening, which she inherited from her mother. At a very young age, Sandra began decorating window and store front displays for several well -known retail establishments. Sandra read more than 100 books on flower gardening and she knew the botanical/Latin names of all the various flowers in her garden. Her daughters often teased that their mother's flower garden was indeed a "mini-Longwood Gardens". Many of her neighbors stopped to get a closer glimpse of her magnificent display, which Sandra was delighted to share with them and answer any questions they might have. Sandra's talent for interior design and decorating was recognized by anyone that entered her home, and this talent was definitely "passed on" to her daughters. Sandra was especially proud that her home was professionally photographed and featured by the community builder/developer. Sandra also had a thirst for knowledge and read anywhere from 2-4 books per week ranging from autobiographies, non-fiction, fiction, self-help, gardening, etc. It is well known also that Sandra had a kind and compassionate spirit, peppered with impatience and a quirky sense of humor. She definitely knew what she wanted; and by Jove, she was going to get it WHEN she wanted it. Sandra loved to discreetly share her belongings with others, in the hopes of spreading kindness. Mom loved her daughters equally, and it is true that although there are similarities between the daughters, they are incredibly different. Yet when Mom needed her daughters to be there for her it was in those moments that she was proudest as her daughters always came thru in a true kind of "Sisters of the Traveling Pants" fashion. It is times such as these that we realize that life is precious, tomorrow is not guaranteed and how we come together in times of crisis can be defining moments. Sandra was, without a doubt, proud of her daughters as they loved fiercely and faced her impending passing with love, compassion, caring, and making Mother's dying wish to be at home a reality. Mom will be remembered for different things by different people. A private family gathering will be held to honor and celebrate the life of Sandra Sutton, our Mom, our now forever Angel. The family would also like to acknowledge and give thanks to the care given by Encompass Rehab of Mechanicsburg, Hospice of Central PA, One Love Home Health Care, her Primary Care Physician and also her Neighbor Dr. Stephen Prophet (who always showed Mom such care); and finally, Tracy Livick, who was a personal assistant for years and helped her in a myriad of ways; many of which improved the quality of her life making Tracy a special and treasured friend of the family. We'd also like to acknowledge all those serving in the health care industry (i.e. the doctors, nurses, aids, etc.) as they continue to struggle with being understaffed and overwhelmed by COVID cases, etc. They continue to be the heroes to all those requiring their care. The family asks that any donations be made in Sandra Sutton's name to either the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill OR the West Shore Humane Society of Harrisburg – West Shore Arrangements by the Central Pennsylvania Cremation Society. To share on-line condolences, please visit

Published by Patriot-News from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2022.
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I only met Sandy a few times over the many years I´ve known Kimberley, but to meet her was to love her instantly. Her fabulous smile was warm, inviting and genuine, just like that of my forever n ever friend Kimberley. A wonderful, awesome mother she was! Blessings to each of her daughters!
Peggy Mihalov
January 21, 2022
Love Jean-Marie and Jason
January 20, 2022
Kimberly and family, We know at times like this it is hard to see past the sorrow, but we hope that reflecting on the wonderful memories that you and your mom shared will help you through this time. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Joe & Eileen Enama
January 19, 2022
I was so saddened to read of your mom's death. She had a sweet, kind and gentle disposition, which, obvious to all, positively influenced her loving and devoted daughters. Your love and devotion to your mother is evidenced by your beautiful words. Although your hearts are breaking, your memories will comfort you always. Take care...
Georgi Ricci Hess
January 16, 2022
Family & Tracy, Such an extraordinary tribute, suited for an extraordinary woman. What a blessing and force she was in the world! I am so blessed to have had the weekly opportunity to know and truly love her, she was Iike a grandmother to me! I look forward to many opportunities to reminisce her impact in our lives! Continued prayers for all of you
Angie Shuler
January 16, 2022
Sorry to see that Sandy (Schreiner) passed away! I almost missed her obit because maiden names are almost never shone! I was s neighbor of Mike and knew them both very well! Sandy was a high school friend, lots of fun, good natured and very motivated! She had a full and wonderful life. May your memories be a comfort to you now and the days to come.
Leila Kerns Crist
January 15, 2022
We are all deeply saddened to hear of Sandra´s passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with Kimberly and the family. We´re all here for you. "Even though the person who loved us is gone, the love and joy they brought they´re family will be with them forever."
DJ Antonacio
January 15, 2022
The death of a parent is always very hard. Your mother was a very kind, sweet and generous person. All of your fond memories and knowing how much she touched so many lives will give you comfort to get through the days and nights ahead.
Livvy Harmon
January 15, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss .I had the honor of knowing this sweet lady thru the years .I know heaven had its angel back many prayers to the family she was loved by so many .
Stacey Snyder
January 14, 2022
Sally your mother sounds like she had such a full and satisfying time on this earth and wonderful daughters, family and friends to share it with, although it is never long enough. I know you will miss her dearly, but she will be with you every day watching out for her girls until you all meet again. May your sorrow turn into only happy treasured memories that warm your heart and soul.
Diane Wachtman-Munoz
January 14, 2022
My deepest sympathies to Sally and her sisters and family. Your devoted love and care was truly a blessing to your Mom. May your memories live strong in your hearts.
Lois Deckert
January 14, 2022
The only way through this is with an abundance of faith and love. You are an amazing family. Hold tight to one another. Love and more love. Lisa
January 14, 2022
I'm very sad for the passing Sandra. And my condolences go out to the entire family. I only had the pleasure of meeting her once. But I remember how full of life she was. I especially want to say how very sorry we are to Kimberly. We know this is a tough time but we are here for you. Love, Robert & Pat Falivene
Robert Falivene
January 14, 2022
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Words are hard to come by at times like this but just wanted to say Love you Aunt Kimberly!
Jason Mark
January 14, 2022
Very little can be said when sorrow touches the heart. Deepest sympathy to Sally & her family.
Cas Meltsch
January 14, 2022
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