Sandra Kay Melhouse

Obituaries in Shawnee, OK | The Shawnee News-Star
Obituaries in Shawnee, OK | The Shawnee News-Star
Resthaven Funeral Home

Sandra left this world and entered into her Father’s kingdom on Sunday, January 9, 2022. She is free of the bondage of her disease now and able to get back to her business of keeping order!

After meeting in high school and dating the love of her heart through her college career at the University of Oklahoma, Sandra married Richard “Dick” Jones in 1956. They had 3 children, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Kelley. They moved to Shawnee where Dick ran one of his family’s businesses, W.R. Jones Co., till his death in 1998. They were happily married for 41 years. They lost their 25 year old son in 1983 who was married to Valerie Bostwick. Sandra was a second mom to many over the years. She and Dick took in some kids as her own family. She would share her opinions whether asked for or not, but loved deeply nonetheless. Her smile was memorable, her heart was huge, her cooking was always delicious and hot and she would do your laundry if you left it at her house. She and Dick would be your home away from home if you ever needed one.

She then married her 2nd love, Ron Melhouse in 2000 and they lived happily in Shawnee until his passing in 2012. She started struggling with early dementia and it got progressively worse after Ron’s death. She put up a good fight for many years. She lived at Belfair the last 3 years of her life and stole many hearts there. 

Sandra is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Cahill from Ft. Worth, TX and grandson, William Cahill; Kelley Chlouber and her husband, Steve from Shawnee; Cade and Elizabeth Chlouber, grandchildren from Shawnee; Cole and Mykaela Chlouber, grandchildren from Marlow, OK, granddaughter Caylin Chlouber from Shawnee. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Judy Landis from Edmond, Ok; nephews Todd Landis and his wife Christi; Tim Landis and his wife Michelle and many close friends whom she called family!

Sandra was pre-deceased by her son, Jeffrey Jones  and her niece, Leslie Landis.

We are now celebrating her life on Saturday, January 29th at Resthaven Funeral home at 1:00pm. Her body was laid to rest on Thursday, January 13th at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Shawnee by her son and her first love.

Posted online on January 14, 2022

Published in Shawnee News-Star

Obituaries in Shawnee, OK | The Shawnee News-Star
Obituaries in Shawnee, OK | The Shawnee News-Star

Sandra Kay Melhouse

Resthaven Funeral Home

Sandra left this world and entered into her Father’s kingdom on Sunday, January 9, 2022. She is free of the bondage of her disease now and able to get back to her business of keeping order!

After meeting in high school and dating the love of her heart through her college career at the University of Oklahoma, Sandra married Richard “Dick” Jones in 1956. They had 3 children, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Kelley. They moved to Shawnee where Dick ran one of his family’s businesses, W.R. Jones Co., till his death in 1998. They were happily married for 41 years. They lost their 25 year old son in 1983 who was married to Valerie Bostwick. Sandra was a second mom to many over the years. She and Dick took in some kids as her own family. She would share her opinions whether asked for or not, but loved deeply nonetheless. Her smile was memorable, her heart was huge, her cooking was always delicious and hot and she would do your laundry if you left it at her house. She and Dick would be your home away from home if you ever needed one.

She then married her 2nd love, Ron Melhouse in 2000 and they lived happily in Shawnee until his passing in 2012. She started struggling with early dementia and it got progressively worse after Ron’s death. She put up a good fight for many years. She lived at Belfair the last 3 years of her life and stole many hearts there. 

Sandra is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Cahill from Ft. Worth, TX and grandson, William Cahill; Kelley Chlouber and her husband, Steve from Shawnee; Cade and Elizabeth Chlouber, grandchildren from Shawnee; Cole and Mykaela Chlouber, grandchildren from Marlow, OK, granddaughter Caylin Chlouber from Shawnee. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Judy Landis from Edmond, Ok; nephews Todd Landis and his wife Christi; Tim Landis and his wife Michelle and many close friends whom she called family!

Sandra was pre-deceased by her son, Jeffrey Jones  and her niece, Leslie Landis.

We are now celebrating her life on Saturday, January 29th at Resthaven Funeral home at 1:00pm. Her body was laid to rest on Thursday, January 13th at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Shawnee by her son and her first love.

Posted online on January 14, 2022

Published in Shawnee News-Star