Sandra “Sandy” Marie Keaton, 72, of Rankin
Sandy was born on February 18, 1943, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Altas and Eula Mae (McBride) Cox. She married Paul Richard Keaton on September 4, 1959, in Danville. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2012.
She is survived by one son- John (Kim) Keaton of Rankin; one sister- Estella Crawford of Hoopeston; and several nieces, nephews and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and three sisters.
Sandy attended John Greer High School. She worked for several years at Bell Sports in Rantoul. She was a past member of the Hoopeston Church of God and Hoopeston VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, sitting on her porch and spending time with her family and friends. Sandy would always give a helping hand to anyone in need.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Union Cemetery in Rankin, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Sandy’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.