Sandra M. Hands, 64

March 19, 2009

NOV. 13, 1944-MARCH 17, 2009

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sandra Marlyn Via Hands, 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Nov. 13, 1944, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mildred Combs Via.

She attended Brooklyn Park High School in Baltimore.

She had worked as a waitress at Coolfont Resort for many years.

She is survived by four daughters, Kimberly Stotler and Tracie Sottile, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., Kellie Tritapoe of Berkeley Springs and Tina Hands of Frederick, Md.; four sons, Ricky Hands of Baltimore, Lance Hands of Norfolk, Va., Brian Abbot of Chestertown, Md., and David Hands of Lexington Park, Md.; her life partner and companion of 26 years, Joe Childers of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Robin Fleegle of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Carroll Via of Stephens City, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Kathy Spitzer will officiate. Burial will follow in Great Cacapon Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Joseph Childers, 3166 Mauzy Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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