Sandra Kay Sutton, age 77, of Chillicothe, passed away at 3:13 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria, following at week long hospital stay for COVID-19.
Sandy was born on April 9, 1944 in Peoria, IL to Leo and Eva Gramke. She married Richard Sutton on March 13, 1965. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a baby sister, Sarah; and her brother, Jerry Gramke, who passed away two days prior to her passing.
Surviving are her son, Rich (Michelle) Sutton of Dunlap; her grandchildren, Caleb (Megan) Aeschliman of Troy, MI, Joshua Aeschliman of Peoria, IL, Hannah Sutton of Bartonville, Sarah Sutton of Pekin and Tessa Sutton of Dunlap; and one great-grandson, Carter, of Troy, MI.
Sandy was a loving and caring daughter, mom, and grandma. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life and she could always be found cheering them on at one of their sporting events or activities. She was a dedicated daughter to her mother, Eva, caring for her daily for several years prior to her death in 2012. Having lived in Chillicothe her entire life, she had many lifelong friends. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler, traveling throughout the U.S. to many tournaments. She enjoyed working in her yard, taking walks around town and staying active at the community center. She will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew her.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Rev. Keith Lindgren will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com