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Scannell, Sandrae K
Sandrae K. Scannell, 72, of Galesburg, died Friday, August 9, 2013 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, with her granddaughter by her side.

Sandy was born March 5, 1941 in Macomb, the daughter of George Kelly and Marjorie Helen (Clemons) Lashbrook. She married Roger Scannell on November 26, 1959 in Galesburg. Sandy is survived by her husband, Roger of Galesburg; one daughter, Tamara (Jim) Guest of Bettendorf, IA; two brothers, Larry (Verla) Lashbrook of Galesburg and Terry (Marilyn) Lashbrook of Houston, TX; and two sisters, Linda (Bill) Briggs of Donna, TX and Colleen McPherrin of Galesburg. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tracy (Nate) Kennis, Joshua Scannell, Megan Guest, James Jimmy Guest, and Zachary Guest; four great grandchildren, Abigail, Samuel, Kasia, and McKenzie; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Roger Todd Scannell in November 2001; a nephew, Mark Weedman; and a brother in law, Bill McPherrin.

After graduating from Galesburg High School in 1959, Sandy went on to beauty school in Galesburg. She worked for Knox County Mutual Insurance as the executive secretary to the board for 17 years and then for KCCDD as the secretary to the board for 10 years, retiring in 2000. Sandy loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. Burial will follow in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation will be 4:30-7:30p.m. Monday at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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