Obituary of Sandra Woods

Sandra Kay (Laws) Woods, age 75, a resident of Bronson, KS passed on to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

Sandy was born in Kansas City, KS on August 26th, 1947. She was the first child and only daughter of Lyman Allen Laws and Evelyn Ivon (Crowder) Laws.  After moving to California at the age of 18 she met her future husband, Charles Austin Woods.  The two love birds quickly started their adventurous life together.  They married on October 27th,1968 in Fort Scott, KS and went on to have three sons, Randell, Christopher, and Brian. Nevada, Iowa, Arkansas, and Texas were all states they called home until 1989, when they planted roots in Sandy’s beloved childhood hometown of Bronson, Kansas.


Sandy lived life to the fullest. She loved traveling, reading, listening to music, playing pinochle, crafting, collecting chicken decor, picking up a great find at a garage sale or antique store, occasionally pulling the handle on a slot machine and cheering for her favorite Chief’s player, Travis Kelce.

Family was by far the most important thing in her life. When her health took a turn in later years, it never held her back from any event she wanted to attend.

She enjoyed talking, laughing, telling stories of the past and spending time with family and friends.

Sandy was always the biggest fan of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids at sporting events and everything else they participated in.

She was extremely proud of every family member, always celebrating each accomplishment in their lives and supporting them during hard times.

Sandy had a deeply loving passionate, opinionated, and devoted personality that drew others to her.  She was a “people person” who never met a stranger. She was always in the loop about the latest happenings and eager to share her thoughts on any topic. As the Woods family grew throughout the years, Sandy continued to be the glue that brought everyone together for holidays and other events.

Through example, Sandy taught the importance of shopping local, having traditions, honoring family and loving the Lord.


Sandy is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Woods of Bronson, KS; three sons, Randell and wife Sayda of Chanute, KS, Chris and wife Lael of Bronson, KS, Brian and wife Megan of Bronson, KS; two brothers, Ron Laws and wife Karen of Palacios, TX, Allen Laws and wife Karen of Magnolia, TX; nine grandchildren, Jordan, Logan, Alena, Kaydra, Makiah, Mackenzie, Daulton, Cayden and Nataliah; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Copelan and Bryson; and many nieces and nephews.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents and several other family members, including her beloved Grandmother, Ethel Crowder.


Funeral services will be held at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Visitation will begin at 1pm, with the service following at 2pm.

Burial will follow at Bronson Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to the Sandra Woods Memorial Fund and may be left in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main PO Box 347, Fort Scott, KS. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at



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