Sandra Jean Sires, 74, of Strasburg, IL, passed away at 5:41 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, IL, with Rev. Paul McGhghy and Rev. Glenn Strohschein officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Sandra was born on September 23, 1944, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of James Leroy and Dorothy Isabel (Yeaman) Bell. She worked at the Windsor IGA for many years. Sandra was a member of Seasoned Citizen Club and Crochet Club both in Strasburg, IL. She married Donald Lee Sires on June 3, 1967, in Rock Island, IL and he preceded her in death on August 12, 2015.
She is survived by her daughters, Tonya Sue White (John III) of Sullivan, IL, and Michelle Lee Sires-Iffert (Curt) of Fairview Heights, IL; seven grandchildren, Aaron David Louer (Cassandra Morgan), Christopher Michael Louer, Isabella Grace Iffert, Olivia Danielle Iffert, Makayla Faith Iffert, Catherine Alexis Louer Tanner (Butch), and Kaitlyn Aryana White; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Stanton Bradley Louer, Ryker Leo Torma, Tatum Noelle Torma, Grace Ellen Tanner, and Kade Phillip Tanner; special family members, Cheryl Lee Harmon (Tom) of West Buxton, ME, and Ronald Lee Hackett (Christina) of Kerrville, TX; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Bell of Champaign, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Larry Lee Bell; and infant sister, Carolyn Ann Bell.