Sandy Kearny started having flu-like symptoms on March 24th, and in less than two weeks she passed of COVID-19 at the age of 70. She was placed on a ventilator within two days of diagnosis, and her daughter was able to put on a full body protective suit to say goodbye in person.
Sandy worked as a guidance counselor at Eureka High School since 1993 and as an educator since the 80s. The children she worked with, and her coworkers, could not comfort eachother in person due to the school being closed and restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
She leaves behind her husband, her brother, her twin sister, adult children, and numerous grandchildren.
She’s is missed terribly by her family, the children whose lives she touched, and her community.
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Sources and links to more about Sandy Kearney’s life are:
- Sandra Kearney’s Obituary
- 5 on Your Side Article about Sandra Kearney: ‘Sandy will be missed terribly’ | Eureka High School guidance counselor dies from COVID-19
- St. Louis Public Radio Article about Sandra Kearney: Coronavirus’ Storm Takes Eureka High School’s Calming Presence