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Sandra Jean Volturo, 85, of McAlester, died on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.
Memorial services will be today at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. D. Scott Vandenheuvel officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kenneth Miller, Larry Bishop, Clyde Pigg, Tom Crowl, Bruce Hall,
Jerry Grubbs, George Lampton and Benny Durant.
Sandra was born on March 10, 1932, in McAlester, to Gene and Geneva Violett Penix. She attended grade schools in McAlester and graduated from McAlester High School. Sandra then attended East Central University.
She married Paul Volturo on March 29, 1952, in McAlester. They were married for 65 years. She also worked for the McAlester Clinic for Dr. Murphy, and the McAlester Regional Health Center as a transcriptionist. She worked at First Presbyterian Church as a financial secretary, and for Steidley - Neal Law Firm.
Sandra was member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder and a member in UPW Matha Circle. She sang in The Chancel Choir, was a member of the Stephens Ministry and also the Fortnightly Literary Club, as well as, an original board member of Hospice of McAlester.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Volturo, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and David Smart, of McAlester; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Hilda Volturo, of Milton, Florida; granddaughter, Debbie Hall, and great-grandson, Saxon Hall, of Pensacola, Florida; a granddaughter, Heather Howard and Marty Medley, of McAlester, and a great-grandson, Rowdy Medley. Grandson, Captain Christopher Volturo, United States Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, and great-grandchildren, Canyon and Kaiyah Volturo, of Pensacola, Florida; granddaughter, Melissa Flick and spouse, Joshua, of
Pensacola, Florida; great-grandson, Noah Flick, of Pensacola, Florida; sister-in-law, Ceceila McCullar, of McAlester; special friend, Mozell Proctor, of McAlester, and many surviving members of the Volturo and McCullar families.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Richard Penix, and a brother-in-law, Bill McCullar.
Published on October 17, 2017
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