Obituary: Sondra Kay Tarr

June 9, 1938 – August 7, 2020

Sondra Kay Tarr, 82, of Bedford, Indiana passed on to her Heavenly home at 5:59 a.m. on Friday, August 7th, 2020, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Born June 9, 1938, in Bedford, Indiana she was the daughter of Norma and Daniel Jenkins. She married William C. (Bud) Tarr on September 6, 1958, and he preceded her in death.

Sondra Kay Tarr was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was remembered by many as a very compassionate and caring person. Her most cherished title was “Mother” to her adopted daughter, Amy Jo, whom she cared for at home, until 10 months ago, when Amy’s new residence became White River Lodge. Amy was born out of Kay’s heart and taking care of her was Kay’s lifelong mission.

Kay was a caregiver at heart and was always more concerned about others than herself. She was dedicated to her Father, God, and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She knew His word and stood strong as a faith-filled believer. She enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation, especially flowers, as she could always identify and name any variety or species.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Kevin) Yeary, Amy Jo Tarr, and son-in-law Jeff Chastain. Beloved grandchildren; Matthew Chastain, Jason (Melanie) Chastain, Hannah (Jordan) Burcham. and Clinton Yeary. Great-grandchildren; Lucas, Peyton, Emily, Dylan, and Lillie Chastain. Step-great-grandchildren Logan and Garrett Blake, as well as many nieces and nephews. Also, surviving is her sister Carole Miller and brother James Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Norma and Daniel Jenkins, daughter Taryn Chastain, grandson David Chastain, brothers; John and Mike Jenkins and sister Susan Jenkins.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

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