Imogene  Sandella


Imogene (Scroggins) Sandella was 90 years young when she passed over on November 28, 2018, in Tulsa, Okla. Born Friday, April 13, 1928, to Lola and Clarence Scroggins, she brought good luck to everyone around her. Growing up north of Columbus, Kan. she was known as the female partner in a prize-winning dance couple nicknamed the "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of Scammon, Kan".
After high school, Imogene married Louie Sandella on June 18, 1948. They raised three children, Deb, Dee and Gregg Sandella.
Imogene graduated from Pittsburg State College, and worked her way up from the accounting office at Maude Norton Hospital to hospital administrator. During these years when most small town hospitals couldn't survive financially, Imogene earned a Robert Wood Johnson grant that saved Maude Norton.
Imogene was passionately committed to do her best whether that was keeping the hospital open or raising her children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a gentle soul and generous heart. She had an ageless tenderness that touched everyone around her. Her sense of humor blossomed with age and until the very end, she brought smiles and laughter to family and caretakers.
Imogene joins those who preceded her in death: parents, Lola and Clarence Scroggins; brother, Bob Scroggins; and husband, Louie Sandella.
She is forever in the hearts of those who survive her: adult children Deb Sandella and husband, Dick Fullerton, (Denver, Colo.), Dee Sandella (Denver, Colo.) Gregg Sandella and Donna Yaffe (Tulsa, Okla); grandchildren, Walker and wife, Jessica Fullerton, (Brooklyn Heights, N,Y.), Lindsey and husband, Justin Greer, (Tulsa), Nick and wife, Cyrena Sandella, (Tulsa), Michael Booz (San Francisco, Calif.), Elena Fullerton (Sydney, Australia), and Savannah Booz (Manhattan, N.Y.); great-grandchildren, Emerson Greer (Tulsa), Knox Greer (Tulsa), and Everett Fullerton (Brooklyn Heights).
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 3, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, in Columbus, with Fr. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will follow at the Park Cemetery, in Columbus. Family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, December 2, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Mother of God Catholic Church, Oswego, Kan. Friends may drop off, or mail, memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Avenue, Columbus, KS 66725.
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Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Columbus.
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Dana Fanoele
Dec 03, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Imogene's passing. She was a beautiful, kind and loving woman. I remember she and my mom could visit for hours. I hope they are reconnecting in Heaven now.
Denise Sandella
Dec 03, 2018
Rest In Peace Aunt Imogene you will never be forgotten
Trisha Jacobson
Dec 01, 2018
Light and love to you and your family, Deb, as your Mom moves on to her next great adventure
Korey Green
Dec 01, 2018
Imogene was one of the nicest sweetest souls in the whole world there was no one like Imogene. The last time we talked we ate salad at a restaurant in Pittsburg Kansas and we had a good time catching up, we talked about New York City and Green family drama😉. I'm glad Imogene, Louis, and my Papa are all together again making each other laugh.
Jim Lefler
Dec 01, 2018
A sweet and beautiful lady with a kind and forgiving heart.
Carolyn Warren
Dec 01, 2018
I am thinking of you during this sad time. Miss you and love you always.
Shirley Smith
Dec 01, 2018
Imogene and I shared the same grandchildren, Lindsey and Nick and were able on several occasions over the years to spend time together enjoying those special grandchildren. Loved her dearly!