Born: Aug. 28, 1947; in Pontiac, IL
Died: Aug. 2, 2014; in Gardner, IL
Sandy Jensen, age 66, of Gardner, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014, at home surrounded by her family, special friend Krystl and her "small" cat Peanut.
Born August 28, 1947, in Pontiac, Sandra Faye was a daughter of the late William Harold and Betty (Benson) Wilkey. She married Don Jensen March 17, 1967, in Dwight.
Sandy receive her degree as a medical coder auditor from Joliet Junior College and recently retired from Provena Health care. She enjoyed being with family, sewing and being a prankster with her wonderful sense of humor. Sandy was a huge Cubs fan always texting her grandson during the games. She was also a long time member of the Gardner Firebells.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years Don; one daughter Barb Jett and two grandchildren, who were her pride and joy: Lucas and Megan, all of Gardner; six brothers: Bill (Jeanette) Wilkey of Dwight, Duane (Judy) Wilkey of Adamsville, TN, Herb (Kathy) Wilkey of Braceville, Randy (Nancy) Wilkey of Gardner, Jim Wilkey of Cabery and Doug (Julie) Wilkey of Dwight; three sisters: Patsy Perry and Kathy (David) Curl, both of Reddick and Sue (Bob) Thompson of Energy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Jodi Lynn; three brothers: Wayne, Wesley and Terry Wilkey and her mother and father-in-law: Harold and Myrtle Jensen.
Visitation Wednesday, August 6th from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner. (815-237-2526) Funeral services Thursday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jan Chandler officiating. Burial Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Sandy's memory to the Church of Hope in Gardner of Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice.
Online guest book: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Published in Morris Daily Herald on Aug. 5, 2014