Sandra Lou Heinlein

Sandra Lou “Sandy” Heinlein, 70, of Marietta, died Wednesday (April 10, 2013) in Marietta.

She was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Marietta, to B. Brooks and Evelyn Verna Adams Nicholson. She was a graduate of Marietta High School. In her early years, Sandy had worked for Wilson Music Store on Putnam Street. In later years, she worked as an employment counselor for Workforce West Virginia. She was a member of Putnam Congregational Church and enjoyed gospel sings. She loved sports, being a member of the Browns Backers and a Buckeye fan. She also loved to camp.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert Lee “Bob” Heinlein; four stepchildren, Darla Boyd (Don) of Fort Myers, Fla., Phillip Heinlein (Della) of Parkersburg, Bobby Heinlein (Connie) of Parkersburg and Jerry Heinlein of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Donald L. Nicholson (Ann) and Larry D. Nicholson (Naomi), both of Marietta; stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Putnam Congregational Church on Friday (April 12, 2013) at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Barbara Jackson officiating. Friends may call for two hours prior to her service at the church. Burial will be in Putnam Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Putnam Congregational Church, 707 Masonic Park Road, Marietta 45750. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is assisting the family and offers online condolences by visiting