Sondra Sue Townsend
Sondra Sue Townsend, 74, of Newberry, Indiana, loving mother and Nanna, passed peacefully at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. She was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of Wendell "Bub" Booher and Delores Gould. On Sept. 20, 1968, Sondra married Terry Lee Townsend.
Sondra was a past member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary at Crane. She retired in 1987 from truck driving and bartending to become a full-time Nanna to her growing number of grandchildren. She continued to devote all her time and efforts into caring for her family full-time.
Family left to cherish the memory of Sondra includes daughter Amber (David Holloway) Townsend of Odon; son Brad (Nancy) Townsend of Elnora; six grandchildren, Heath (Jordan) Schultz, Bryan (Krissy) Schultz, Bailey Conklin, Wendy (Ben) Thorsell, Stetson (Courtney) Townsend and Mariah Malone; 13 great-grandchildren, Dominic, Alaina, Landon, Kailee, Josh, Olivia, Gracie, Finn, Vincent, Quinzel, Maverick, Carter and Emerson; brother John Booher of Linton; sister Debby (Jim) Davis of Bloomfield; many nieces and nephews.
Sondra is preceded in death by her husband, Terry Lee Townsend; her parents; daughter April Townsend Malone; son Thomas Lee Townsend; three sisters, Betti Michael, Dixie Rippy and Lisa Miller.
Funeral services honoring the wonderful, loving life of Sondra will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon, with Pastor Debbie Payne officiating. Sondra will be laid to rest in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, east of Newberry.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to help with Sondra's funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Townsend family entrusted all arrangements to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at
Published on November 20, 2019


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