OBITUARY

Sandra Ann Kershaw

November 26, 1945July 6, 2019
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Sandra A (Wade) Kershaw, 73, of Peoria passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at her residence. She was born November 26, 1945 in Monmouth, IL the daughter of Roy and Alyce Watson Wade. She married Stephen Kershaw on December 21, 1968. Sandy is survived by her husband of fifty years; one daughter, Kristin Edwards of Peoria; one son, Jeffrey (Mandy) Kershaw of Tempe, AZ; five grandchildren, Brandon and Jordan Edwards, and James, Miriam and Isaac Kershaw; one brother, Terry Wade of Peoria; and one sister, Karen (Mark) Hines of Crossville, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one infant brother, James. Sandy graduated with a BA from Monmouth College. She was a teacher at Elk Grove and East Peoria High. She was a writer and co-author of the book, At the Feet of Ordinary Women. Sandy was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. She was a voracious reader and loved the sport of tennis. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 15, 2019 at Grace Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. A private family burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home Knitting Group, or Peoria Rescue Ministries. To view Sandy’s memorials page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Roy Thomas Wade, Father
  • Alyce Watson Wade, Mother
  • Stephen Kershaw, Husband
  • Kristin Edwards, Daughter
  • Jeffrey and Mandy Kershaw, Son
  • Brandon and Jordan Edwards, Grandchildren
  • James, Miriam and Isaac Kershaw, Grandchildren
  • Terry Wade, Brother
  • Karen and Mark Hines, Sister
  • James Wade, Brother
  • Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alyce; and one infant brother, James.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Benningfield
  • Cecil Wyman
  • Jerry Trecek
  • Brandon Edwards
  • Terry Wade
  • Jordan Edwards
  • James Kershaw

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, July 15, 2019

Memories

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Bill & Eveline Durham

July 14, 2019

Terry so very sorry for the loss of your sister. Our family is sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you at this very sad time. God Bless!

Pam Miller

July 13, 2019

Steve,

Doug and I are sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. What I will remember most about Sandy is her beautiful smile and the calm way she handled any situation that came her way. There is a new angel in Heaven looking down on all of her friends and family. She will be forever in our hearts.

Shannon Lents RN

July 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you Steve, and your family, at this difficult time. Sandy was a ray of sunshine and it was such an honor to be able to care for her! I always enjoyed our Wednesday 3 pm visits. Sending prayers for peace, comfort, and love. She will be missed and will not be forgotten!

Diane Dikeman

July 9, 2019

My heart grieves for your loss. Sandy will be so missed in the Christian community, she did so much for the growth of women and the celebration of her life means so much. Sandy was a very close friend until distance separated us. Both you, Steve, and Sandy led me to the Lord many years ago and hold a special place in my heart. Sandy was so instrumental in my spiritual growth when I needed it most, not to mention the value her friendship added to my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today spiritually if she had not been part of my life. Sandy once told me that there is a season for everything and God brings the right people in our life at the right time for his purpose. My prayer for you is that God will give you comfort and peace with the anticipation of seeing her in full glory in his time.

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