Sandra Colter

May 30, 2011

Sandra L. (Charnes) Colter, 73, of Colfax, Indiana passed away May 30, 2011 in Indianapolis. She was born April 4, 1938 in West Baden, Indiana to Farwell Glenn and Marion Louise (Ames) Charnes. She married Albert Leroy Colter on June 30, 1956 in Gaylord, Michigan and he survives. Mrs. Colter graduated from Gaylord Senior High School in 1956 and was employed at Miller’s Restaurant and Heritage Healthcare as a CNA. Surviving along with her husband are 3 Sons: James (Mary Ann) Colter of Valparaiso, Douglas Colter of Indianapolis, and Roderick Colter of St. Louis; 2 Daughters: Jennifer (John) Key of Bloomington, Laura (Richard) Lofland of Stockwell; 3 Brothers: Richard (Wilma) Charnes of Seymour, Alvia Lane (Mary) Charnes of Indianapolis, and Steven Lynn (Betty) Charnes of Indianapolis; 3 Sisters: Jacqueline (Robert) Hale of Rockford, MI, Kathryn Sue (Henry) Wallen of Falls Church, VA, and Virginia Ann (Walter) Hall of Hilliard, FL; 14 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be held at 10 AM Friday, June 3, 2011 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 PM – 8 PM Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery in Colfax. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis Heart and Cancer Funds with envelopes available at the funeral home.


9 Condolences for “Sandra Colter”

  1. Laura

    Mom, I am going to miss you SO much! There are no words to describe all you were to me. Thank you for all you did for us…may we always honor you in all we do.

  2. Jordan Key (Grandchild)

    I loved you very much and you will certainly be missed. You changed my life and you will always live on in my heart. Thank You, Jordan

  3. The Lashbrook Family

    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you in your time of need. May your memories be your comfort, I cherish mine of the times I spent with her. Rich, Jody, Syanne & Sadie Lashbrook

  4. Linda & Fred Regnier

    Jenny & Family, We are so sorry that the mom you knew is no longer physically with you,. We do know she will be carried in your heart forever. I am so glad you were able to spend time with her. You will have no regrets, it gives you such peace of mind. I am sorry that none of our family will be with you. We are all scattered in many directions right now but you know if we could, we will be there to hug you and cry with you. Trust in God to guide you through this difficult time. Linda

  5. Lisa (Lofland) may

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. May you all keep her close to your heart and remember all the great memories.

  6. Tara

    I am so sorry about your loss. She has left me with many memories that make me smile and chuckle. the infamous “Gotta hang together”, her great big bear hugs, “By God…..fill in the blank” ~ everytime I hear anyone say that I immediately think of her, the summer spent trying to get that cast iron pan clean and shiny ~ and her teaching me the proper way to clean cast iron (a skilll I still use today!) , and of course the jars upon jars of homemade pickles ~ I don’t think I could ever get enough of those. These are just a few of the memories of her that will live on with me. Many hugs to all of you Love, Tara

  7. Jean, Sally and Sam White

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We have many fond and happy memories when we were neighbors and grew up together. May God comfort your hearts and may the memories of a great mom and wife give you strength and hope for the days ahead. Love and prayers this day…..

  8. Jean and Larry Rohrschneider

    We were so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing from my Mom via Scott. Our thoughts are with you all.

  9. Laura

    Mom…getting ready for Thanksgiving…missing you so very much. I will never forget you always letting me “help” with Thanksgiving dinner…teaching me how to make turkey with stuffing///and everything else. I am so thankful for all you taught me.

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Archer Weston obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Archer Weston for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner