December 15, 1941 - March 8, 2017
Sandra K. Chamness, age 75, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her home. She was born on Monday, December 15, 1941, in Marion the daughter of Robert and Ruby Pearl (Frye) Beasley Sandra attended school in Crab Orchard and was a graduate of Crab Orchard High School and continued her education at V.T.I. She was united in marriage to Danny L. Chamness by the Native American religion in Jonesboro, IL and later on June 6, 1996, in Paducah, KY and together they have shared over 20 years of marriage. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Marion and followed the Native American Religion and was a member of Heyde-Pillow Post No. 1301 Ladies Auxiliary of Marion. For many years she was employed as a secretary and office employee in the Williamson County Court House and most recent was a meter reader for the Coal Valley Water District. Her family was her life, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the time she spent at the Knights of Phythiast “K.P.” Lake with family and many friends. She loved to find any reason to gather the family together to enjoy a good meal and fellowship. She loved to crochet, supplying her family and friends with blankets and baby blankets. Sandra loved her family and her many friends and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Danny L. Chamness of Marion; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Glen Ragain and Trish Sullivan all of Marion; three granddaughters, Mindy and Jason Boswell of Dykersburg, Chelsi and Jesse Marks of Creal Springs, and Demya Gunn of Marion; one grandson, Brandon Ragain and wife Miranda of Johnston City; five great grandchildren, Caleigh Ragain, Jaxon Marks, Sydney Boswell, Mattelyn Marks and Kaiden Ragain; her sisters Treasa’s children, Kim Fleming and husband Kevin and Kyla Parker all of Marion; other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Treasa Derring and one grandson, Robert Dale Ragain. Arrangements for Sandra K. Chamness have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion, IL. The time of the visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Following the time of visitation, the funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Brett Beasley presiding. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Shed Cemetery in Marion, IL. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to, “Hospice of Southern Illinois” and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For additional information please call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Sandra K. Chamness, age 75, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her home. She was born on Monday, December 15, 1941, in Marion the daughter of Robert and Ruby Pearl (Frye)... View Obituary & Service Information
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