Sandra J. Brunskill, 73 of Mulberry formerly of Pittsburg died at 5:36 p.m. Friday June 24, 2011 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

Sandra J. Brunskill, 73 of Mulberry formerly of Pittsburg died at 5:36 p.m. Friday June 24, 2011 at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.


She was born October 7, 1937 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Harold A. and Mary I. (Hopple) Jessip.


Sandra was a graduate of Pittsburg High School, graduated with honors from Labette County Community College with an Associated Degree in Business.


She married James Brunskill on September 1, 1956 in Pittsburg; he preceded her in death on May 27, 1997.


Sandra worked for Quality Floor and National Pizza Company. At the age of 32 she began working as a foster parent and during her lifetime she was a foster parent to over 300 children.


She was a former member of the Countryside Christian Church. Over the past several years she attended several local churches and was currently attending Family Life Assembly of God Church.


Survivors include a son James Brunskill of Aurora, CO; five daughters Theresa Tarter of Pittsburg, Melissa Brunskill of Cottonwood Falls, KS, Kimberly Stone of Pittsburg, Stacy Owen of Joplin, MO, Dee Bannan of Marshfield, MO; a brother Harold Jessip of Conroe, TX; two sisters Mary Sylvia Caldwell of Frontenac, Donna Neds of Seattle, WA; 11 grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Rebecca Howell, three brothers Lyle, Perry and Michael Jessip.


Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday June 30th at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Reverend Jim Sukraw officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com  Memorial contributions can be made to help the family with final expenses, memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.