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Sandra "Sam" L. Pflughoeft

August 22, 1951 — February 14, 2023



Sandra “Sam” L. Pflughoeft, 71, passed away February 14, 2023, at Hutchinson Regional

Medical Center, Kansas. She was born August 22, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of

Richard and Shirley Sheldon Blake. A 1969 graduate of Central DeWitt High School, she grew up

in DeWitt, Iowa and married Alan K. Pflughoeft, her husband of 49 years, on December 22,

1973, in DeWitt. They moved to Kansas in 1974 where she partnered with her husband to run

their farm and handled all their personal and business finances for her family. She worked at

the ASCS office and then part-time at Robson’s Card and Gift Shop in Ellsworth for many years.

Sam loved to shop and would find the best and most appropriate gifts for her family (especially

Tiara and Isabele) and friends. She loved to watch K-State Football, K-State girls Basketball, and

the KC Chiefs with her cats, Smudge and Smoke cuddled on her lap. She also enjoyed reading,

studying history, traveling, and collecting anything, including antiques. She was a member of

the First United Methodist Church, Ellsworth, where she often showcased her beautiful singing

voice, sometimes signing duets with her husband. She was loved by many friends far and wide,

especially her DeWitt classmates.

Survivors include her husband, Alan, Ellsworth; daughter, Tiara Pflughoeft; granddaughter,

Isabele; Alan’s biological son, Alan Staatz and wife Debra, Tonganoxie; sister, Clista Blake

Fischer, Houston, TX; Alan’s biological grandchildren, Dylan and Sierra; niece Tricia (John

Robert) Edgington, Moorpark, CA; nephew Martin Fischer (Seattle, WA); and great-niece Karlee

Hedin (Moorpark, CA).

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may

 be made to the Salvation Army (all funds to be used in Ellsworth County) or the Ellsworth Ministerial

 Alliance,  in care of Inman Funeral Home, PO Box 490; Inman, KS 67546. To leave a condolence for

 the family,

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

322 N Douglas Ave, Ellsworth, KS 67439

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