PEORIA - Sandra L. Roberts, 76, of Peoria, Ill., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Peoria, Ill., to Howard and Mildred (Avery) Palmquist. She married Kenneth Roberts on Feb. 25, 1956, at Paris Avenue Church of Christ in Peoria, Ill.
Sandra worked for Mellow Cream Donuts in Peoria Heights and Woolworth Department Stores early in her career.
Sandra was an accomplished swimmer, earning numerous ribbons and trophies during high school. Her hobbies also included crocheting afghans and bowling. She was a member of the Peoria Women's Bowling Association and the 600 Club.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Roberts of Peoria, Ill.; four children, Kenna Wingfield of Peoria, Ill., Karen Lovell of Peoria, Ill., Kineta (Ron) Swan of Peoria, Ill., and Kenny (Shannon) Roberts of Washington, Ill.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her sister, Shirley Davey of Peoria, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Howard "Sonny" Palmquist; and one sister, Beverly Comstock.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery.
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