Sandra “Nana” Bailey Ives, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Mt Pleasant the evening of May 31, 2023 after a long battle against Lung Cancer. Sandra was born August 11th, 1946 in Ashwood, SC and is predeceased by her father William (Bill) D. Bailey and brother Richard R. Bailey, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Joseph M. Taska; mother Helen T. Bailey; siblings Barbara B. Riggan, and Michael D Bailey; children Ashley H. Ives, Eric (Kathryn) G. Ives, and Mardi I. Jordan; stepchildren Jason (Kristin) M. Taska; grandchildren Boykin (Ashleigh) B. Jordan, Drake M. Ives, Grayham H. Ives, Ashley H. Ives, Jr., and Anne L. Ives.
Sandra was a graduate of Camden High School in 1964 and lived most of her adulthood in Camden, Isle of Palms, and Mt Pleasant, S.C. She loved playing the piano and organ in her spare time and during Church services at St Andrews Church and Beulah in her earlier years. She was an artist who enjoyed drawing, painting, stained glass, making flower arrangements, and volunteering in acting/producing at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden. She was a member of Hobkirk Garden Club, Historic Camden, a hair stylist for many years with her mother at Kutz and Kurlz, owner of Clean Sweep, and a long time employee of Mulberry Plantation. Most of all, she loved her family and spent most of her final years watching her grandchildren play various sports.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County located in Camden, SC. A private family service will be held at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt Pleasant Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life in Camden SC at later date this summer.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.