Sandra Kay (McAtee) Carter

December 9, 1956 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 65)


Sandra Kay Carter “Sandy”, 65, of Warsaw, formerly of Trenton, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.  She was born on December 9, 1956, in Jamesport, Missouri, a daughter of Hubert Frances and Dorothy (McPhee) McAtee.

When Sandy was three years old, her mom passed away; and at the age of five, her dad passed away also.  She went to live with her aunt and uncle on the farm in Galt.  She grew up doing chores on the farm and graduated from Galt Grundy RV in 1975.  She lived for a short time in Conesville, Iowa, with her older brother Gary and working. She then moved back to Trenton and continued nursing and became a CNA and then a Med Tech. Sandy worked for East View Manor Care Center and Sunny View Nursing Home before going to work for Home Health.  In 2000, she moved to Warrensburg and worked as the housekeeping manager at the University Inn, retiring in 2005 and becoming a full time Grandma.

She met David Carter and was married on October 10, 1980, in Trenton. Together they raised their two children, Elizabeth and Matthew, and his son, Paul. 

In 1998, she met her life partner, Terry Bosley, who was by her side until the end.  She loved to be outside taking care of her flowers and her yard, going fishing, and spending time with her family.  Sandra also enjoyed doing word search and cross word puzzles, and socializing with her friends.

She is survived a daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Carter; a son, Matthew Carter and Alicia Clark; her life partner, Terry Bosley; two sisters, Rebecca Davis and Mary Mason; three brothers, Larry McAtee and Becky, Gary McAtee and Licia, and Robert McAtee; four grandchildren, Logan Carter, Ariella Smith, Avery Carter, and Chelsea Sprague; and her dog, Chancie boy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Dorothy McAtee, three sisters, Caroline Sue McAtee, Jacqueline "Jackie" Ramey, and Pauline Bennett, and a step-son, Paul Carter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton with Pastor Ron Ratliff officiating.  Burial will be in Willis Chapel Cemetery in Brimson.  Memorial donations are suggested to Willis Chapel Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at


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Memorial Service
March 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton

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