Sandra A. (Sandy) Ransom, 81, of Warren, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, November 24, 2021, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Warren, PA. Born September 25, 1940, to the late Inez A. (Franklin) Burke and Llewellyn T. Burke in Warren, PA and attended North Warren Elementary, Beaty Junior High School, and Warren Area High School, where she graduated in 1958. Sandy attended Air Career School in New York City, where she graduated in 1959 and worked in the Reservations Department of Eastern Airlines in New York, then after her return to the area in the early 1960’s, worked at the travel desk at AAA in Warren. She later spent more than 25 years working in the Nursing Department at the Warren State Hospital in Warren, where she retired in1997. Sandy participated in many clubs and organizations, including more than 25 years as member and volunteer through the US Power Squadron, Antique Study Club (where she served as Vice President and President), and the Warren Library Book Club. She was an active volunteer throughout her life, including the PTA, Girl Scouts of America, as an adult reading tutor, Spent her adulthood as a member and volunteer at North Warren United Presbyterian Church. Her roles at the church included Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School worker, Ladies Luncheon Prayer Group Leader, Funeral Dinner Chairman, and Church Deacon (also serving as Deacon President on multiple occasions). Most notably, Sandy was a volunteer at Hospice of Warren County for over 30 years. She devoted one day each week to hand write personalized thank you notes to every individual who donated money to the organization. Sandy recently received Hospice’s “Wall of Honor” award, recognizing her 30+ years of volunteering. An active and enthusiastic gardener, her pride and joy were the multiple flower beds she developed over the years at the family residence, and more recently tending the community garden in downtown Warren. Sandy loved to entertain, cook, and bake; many friends and family were the happy recipients of dinner get-togethers and homemade baked goods. She is survived by her husband William W. (Bill) Ransom, who were married on March 9,1962 at North Warren United Presbyterian Church, her two daughters, Julie A. Ransom and Amy K. Ransom, both of Pittsburgh and Amy’s two sons, Parker M. and Braden W. Lutz; her sisters in law, Priscilla Quinn of Wilmington, Delaware and Lee Walker of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, several nieces, nephews, and their families. In addition to her parents, Sandy is preceded in death by her brother, Everett R. Burke and her sister, Betty E. Dickerson who passed away in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Friends will be received at the North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, N. Warren, PA., on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. A Memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Burfoot “Buddy” Ward, Pastor, officiating. Individuals wishing to honor Sandy’s memory are encouraged to donate to the North Warren Presbyterian Church (operational funds account), or Hospice of Warren County, <> 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365, or Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad Street, Youngsville, PA. 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting <> The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.