Sandra S. Goble

July 12, 1933 — July 21, 2018

Sandra S. “Sandy” Goble, 85, of Winamac, passed away at 1:28 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. 

Sandy was born on July 12, 1933, in Logansport, to the late Ernest and Gertrude (Luttrell) Dillman. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University in Bloomington where she was also active in Phi Mu Sorority. Sandy was a kindergarten teacher who taught at Rochester, Logansport and Winamac schools for many years. On June 15, 1957, she married William C. “Bill” Goble in Winamac. He survives.

Sandy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winamac. She was always active in the community, supporting the activities of her boys. From being a Cub Scout leader to band mom making moon crater dough at 5 a.m., she was always willing to roll up her sleeves and help. For many years, she was a member of and enjoyed hosting the Ladies Bridge Club. Her kindness and desire to help and give back is reflected in the charitable funds she helped to establish with the Community Foundation of Pulaski County for the William O. “Billy” Goble Scholarship and the First United Methodist Church of Winamac. For many years, she oversaw the scholarship recipient selection for her late son Billy. 

Sandy had a love for nature and the arts. She would plant flowers and put up feeders that would attract all manners of wild birds and butterflies - so much so that her yard is even listed as a National Wildlife Federation Habitat. She was instrumental in the donation of the Gregory C. Goble River Overlook at the Tippecanoe River State Park. She was known to sponsor and donate to arts organizations such as the Indianapolis Dance Kaleidoscope and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where she and her husband, Bill, would attend performances. 

Sandy was a proud homemaker and enjoyed cooking for others, especially her boys. She was always that mom who had an extra seat at the dinner table for a stray friend or two. Ask anyone, she made awesome chicken and noodles and her apple pies were beyond compare! She enjoyed antiquing and traveling with Bill to Key West, Florida. Sandy loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Sandy would always be sure that her friends and family had their needs taken care of and was happy to help make their lives a bit easier if she could. Sandy was a woman who knew the strength of family. She knew that love was a gift that should be given unconditionally. It was often said by many that, “Everyone should have a Grandma Goble.” Sandy will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by her husband William C. “Bill” Goble of Winamac; sons: Bradley D. “Brad” [Lorri] Goble of Winamac and J. Kirby [Henry Kurkowski] Goble of Indianapolis; daughters-in-law: Suzanne Goble and Rebecca Goble; grandchildren: Hunter Goble, Shelby Goble, Samantha Goble, Savanna Goble, Brandy [Kyle Sefchek] Goble, Hanna Goble and Palmer Goble; great-grandchildren: Cash Goble and Kayson Goble; brother Dick [Patsy] Dillman of Monon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ernest R. and E. Gertrude (Luttrell) Dillman; sons: William O. “Billy” Goble and Gregory C. “Greg” Goble; grandson Blake Bradley Goble; and sister Marsha [Tom] Gates.

Private services will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Private burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Pulaski County for the William O. “Billy” Goble Scholarship or Community Foundation of Pulaski County for the First United Methodist Church of Winamac. The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of Orland and Kathryn Goble and Ernest and Gertrude Dillman.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Aug. 1, 2018)

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