Sandra Kay Thornton, 72, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be at 10 A.M., Thursday, September 20, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 701 E 1st St. Ankeny. Burial will follow at Polk City Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church.


Sandra Kay was born March 17, 1946, in Des Moines to Lorene Hodges and George Stockbauer. She graduated from Valley High School. Sandra was united in marriage to Ken Thornton on June 5, 1982, in Des Moines. She was retired from Northwest Bell Telephone Company. Sandra was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ankeny and the Gideon’s Auxiliary in Ankeny. Sandra loved Christmas time and spending the holidays with her family, from the decorating to the family meals and unwrapping gifts - those were some of her most treasured memories.


Sandra is survived by her husband, Ken Thornton; 3 sons: Larry (Missy) Stock, Ray (Kim) Stock and Ron Stock; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 9 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Janet, and one infant sister.