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Sandra Kay Dayton 1948 - 2019
Sandra Kay Dayton 1948 - 2019

GREAT BEND — Sandra Kay Dayton, 71, of Great Bend, Kan., passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Hays Med Center in Hays, Kan., with family and friends by her side. She was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Liberal, Kan. to Roy and Eunice (Hutson) Broadfoot. She married Steve Dayton on Sept. 9, 1966, in Fargo, Okla. He survives. 

Coming from Alva, Okla. in 1969, Sandy worked for the Great Bend Public Library for 25 years as the children’s librarian.  This was a big part of her life as she loved working with children. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend. Sandra loved spending time with her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She touched the hearts of many and was a true blessing to all who knew her. Her favorite thing to say to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was “Love you Big!” and that she truly did.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Eunice Broadfoot; sisters, Margaret Ann Broadfoot and Maybelle Mitchell: brothers, Karl Broadfoot and Benny Broadfoot. She is survived by her husband, Steve Dayton of the home; sons, Matt Dayton (Lara) of Overland Park, Kan. and Mark Dayton (Shane) of Derby, Kan.; daughter, Melissa McNeill (Scott) of Overland Park, Kan.; brothers, Danny Broadfoot (Jacque) Beaver, Okla., Ronnie Broadfoot (Kareen) of Smithton, Ill., and Troy Broadfoot of Coweta, Okla.; and sister, Nancy Elliott of Texas; plus seven grandchildren, Grace Whitson (Scott), Emilie Dayton, Camden Dayton, Elise Dayton, Caleb Dayton, Kaylee McNeill, and Braden McNeill; and two great-grandchildren, Malachi Whitson and Eden Whitson. All of these she loved and touched deeply. 

Family will be receiving friends, from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home. Please join us in celebrating her life, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend, with Pastor Seong Lee officiating. Private Family Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery North. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Funeral arrangements by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 26, 2019