Sondra Joyce Brandt Talavera,61, of Prairie Village ,Kansas, died
April 9, 2017 in St Luke’s Hospital South in Overland Park, Kansas.
Born in McKeesport on October 12, 1955, she was a daughter of the late
Richard Barclay Brandt and the late Nancy Rader Brandt.
Sondra was raised in White Oak and had attended the Wesley United
Methodist Church. She was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School
and Southwest Missouri State University.
Sondra was employed by Waddell and Reed for 38 years as manager of
customer services. She was an avid sports fan following all Pittsburgh
and Kansas City teams.
Sondra was a devoted mother and is survived by her beloved daughters
Blochlinger of Leawood, Kansas and Monica Talavera of Fairway,
Kansas., sister Jackie (Paul) Lapkowicz and brother Paul (Kathy)
Brandt all of White Oak, Nieces Kellie Kerston of McKeesport and Dana
(Brian }Shaner of Waterford, MI, Nephews Michael Lapkowicz of
Versailles, Justin (Laura) Brandt of Flemington, NJ, and Tyler Brandt
of White Oak, an uncle Robert Brandt of Collegeville, Pa, great
nieces, great nephew, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Rick
Brandt and aunts Jeane Rader and Lois Stewart.
Friends are welcome beginning at 10:30 am Saturday, June 10, 2017 at
the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1229 Prescott St, White Oak where
a service will begin at 11 am with the Reverend Deborah Kociban
officiating. A celebration of Sondra’s life was also observed on April
15,2017 in Kansas. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Signature
Funerals, Kansas City, Missouri