Obituary: Sandra L. Catchings

Sandra L. “Sandy” Catchings, 75, of Gettysburg, died Sunday, January 28, 2024 peacefully at her home.

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Born Nov. 29, 1948 in Hanover, PA to the late Wilbur Laughman and Helen L. (Cook) Laughman.

Sandy ran a child care service out of her own home for over 30 years, and touched the lives of many children and their families. She was also employed for several years at The Best Western as a receptionist, until she retired. Sandy loved to cook, tend to her garden, and most of all, spend time with her family.

Survived by her son, Brian Kump; her four grandchildren, Olivia Fissel, Dalyce Kump, Danika Kump, Haylie Kump; one great-grandchild, Harleigh Higgs; and four step-daughters, Leigh Catchings, Meredith Miller, Laurel Herrick and Erin McCann.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Larry E. Laughman, and daughter Kelly Jo Kump.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Donations in Sandy’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( and Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Online tributes and condolences can be made at

This obituary was originally published here.

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