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Sandy Schupbach, 77, passed from this life to God’s embrace at Hospice House on March 12, 2013. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and stayed associated with that community her entire adult life. She adhered to their charism of universal love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. She continued her quest to know God throughout her life. She was always doing good for others and placing their needs before her own.
Sandy held many positions in Laboratory Medicine, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and was one of the founding members of Physicians Reference Laboratory in 1976. She loved music, especially Ragtime, refinishing antique furniture, cooking for others, reading, and a special love of her dogs, among many other things.
Her education was broad and diverse through college, graduate, and post graduate schools. She was interested in topics that ranged from other religious beliefs, theology, poetry, and history to science as it related to medicine.
She was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother. Those who cherish her life and memory are her sisters Sally and Harriet Bishop of Jasper AL, their children and grandchildren, and her dear friend Sr. Sharon Hayes and her family; as well as friends who date from her college years through to those who entered her life in the last several years.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Sandy’s life will take place, with the date yet to be determined. Notification will follow. Donations in her memory are suggested to Kansas City HOSPICE HOUSE or EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND: St. Therese Little Flower Church, for those in need.