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Sandy (McClure) Worden, 68, of Midland, unexpectedly completed her journey in this world on January 21, 2021. She was born in Sterling, Kansas on April 29, 1952 to Audrey and Ferrell McClure. She married her best friend, Richard Worden, on September 9, 1983.


Sandy was born in Kansas, spent her childhood in Oklahoma, and her youth in Michigan. She graduated from Midland High School in 1970 and took classes at Delta College before working in various offices at Dow Corning, where she met her husband. Together they spent several years in Wales, Kentucky, and England. In 1996, they moved back to Midland to be closer to family.


While her daughters were in school, she shared her love for art history as a “Picture Parent,” was an active Room Parent, and supported the MPS Music Program. She volunteered regularly at Pregnancy Resource Center (LifeClinic Community Resources) and participated in Bible Study Fellowship as well as Moms in Touch.


Sandy was a kind and selfless woman who always went out of her way to help

others. She will be dearly missed.


She is survived by her husband Richard (Rick) Worden, daughters Amanda Worden and Heather Worden, mother Audrey Pioch, mother-in-law Patricia Sirrine, sister-in-law Linda (Mark) Steinke, brother-in-law Jeffrey (Jennifer) Worden, step-sister Laura (Dean) Moore, and step-brother David Pioch, as well as several nieces and nephews.


She is predeceased by her children Kirsty Sue Worden and Jason Glen Worden, her father Ferrell McClure, her second father Elton Pioch, her brother Jeff McClure, and her father-in-law William (Bill) Worden.


The family is planning a celebration of life event later this year when conditions are better for family and friends to gather in remembrance. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in honor of Sandy to a non-profit organization of your choice.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Worden family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Timothy & Brenda Rudd

    20 February 2021 5 months ago

    Rick, we’re so very sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Judith R. Miller

    17 February 2021 5 months ago

    Rick, I am so very sorry to learn about Sandy’s death. I met Sandy during the time we lived in the same neighborhood (Lantern Lane) and she she warmed my heart immediately. She was a beautiful and down to earth lovely gal. Please know that the Rolka kids are thinking of you at this difficult time and extending deepest sympathy.

  3. Moriah (Morgan) Yeh

    09 February 2021 6 months ago

    Mr. and Mrs. Worden were so kind to me and some of Amanda’s other college friends and twice shared their home and Thanksgiving traditions with me when I was unable to make it back to my own home. I have often fondly thought of the times I spent with the Worden’s and how welcome they made me feel. They also generously supported me in my music and art studies by traveling to attend both my senior art show and violin recital. I was so thankful to be able to keep in touch with Sandy via Facebook in the years since my graduation and I was very saddened to hear of her loss. Amanda and family – please know that Sandy’s kindness impacted my life and I wish I had known her better. You are in our prayers.

  4. Anonymous

    03 February 2021 6 months ago

    Rick (and to the rest of your family members – especially Amanda, Heather, Linda and Mark, and Jeff who we have known through the years), Julie and I were very surprised and sorry to learn of Sandy’s passing on January 21st. Sandy’s quiet, behind-the-scenes contributions at the formerly named Pregnancy Resource Center were greatly appreciated by all of us who interfaced with her there . Sandy’s cheerful and steady outlook on life were very much “Christ-like” – her positive and encouraging attitude and actions with the people God placed in her life was a real joy to watch. She did the same for me.
    Rick, since I do not have a current phone number for you, please feel free to call me at 989.689.6520 if I can be of assistance to you at this time or at anytime during the upcoming weeks or months ahead. Best, Darryl White

  5. Lynn Barkley

    30 January 2021 6 months ago

    Amanda, Please know that I pray for comfort and healing for you and your family. Your mother will always bring warm memories to me, of her sweet, gentle nature. May loving memories replace grief, and may you cherish your mother as a true gift from our Lord.

  6. Pamela Hughes

    30 January 2021 6 months ago

    Rick, I’m so very sorry to hear about Sandy’s death. As you know, we were roommates in the early years at Dow Corning. My husband and I were able to visit you and Sandy in England. One of our best vacations. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Jim Cross

    29 January 2021 6 months ago

    Rick – so very sorry to learn of Sandy’s sudden passing. We treasured our time in Radyr as Gail and I watched you guys navigate your first year of marriage! Praying for you and as you navigate this new part of your journey.

  8. Chuck & Kathy Turner

    29 January 2021 6 months ago

    Rick, Amanda, Heather and Family….Chuck and I are saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a special, bubbly Christian lady, giving of her time and talents. She will be.missed. Our prayer is that her life and the memories she provided give comfort. Your family is a reflection of the love she gave.

  9. Martha Briggs

    28 January 2021 6 months ago

    Rick, I’m so sorry to learn about Sandy’s death. She and I played softball together years ago and I so enjoyed her friendship. Know you and your family are in my thoughts as you navigate this difficult territory. And please greet your mom for me; I got to know your parents when Roger and I lived on Glendale Street early in our marriage and child-rearing years.

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