|Sandra L. Swank age 72, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM at OSF St Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
Sandra was born on June 25, 1941 in Galesburg, Illinois the Daughter of Robert Mack Hale and G. Maxine Canon.
She is survived by her Son, Marty Barber of Princeton, IL, 3 Sisters: Bobbie (Walter) Philbee of Elmore, IL, Sherry (Jack) Bremer of Oak Run, IL, Judy (Ronnie) Rice of Victoria, IL, Sister-In-Law Cindy Hale of Williamsfield, 3 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Brother, William "Bill" Hale, Step Father, Tom Sherman and Step Mother, Maurine Hale.
Sandra was initially employed by Bradley University and later began practicing as a Registered Nurse. She was the founder and owner of Sandy's Turtlerific Daycare in Chester, IL and later opened the Malt Shoppe Teen Center in Williamsfield. She was the former local President of the AFSCME. She served as a Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church. Sandra enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, sewing, card making and cooking. She was an extremely giving person, who wanted to help anyone in need.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. The Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 AM. Rev. Jennifer Lynn Bradford Seder will be officiating. Memorial donations may be left to the donor's choice. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.