OBITUARY

Sandra Kay McKenna

July 3, 1951December 19, 2018
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Sandra Kay McKenna, 67, of Springfield, passed away at 5:48 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Springfield, July 3, 1951 the daughter of Peter and Ruth (Cantrall) Kuizin. Sandra married Jerry McKenna in Springfield, June 28, 1985 and he survives.

Also surviving are her two daughters; Jennifer Blisset and Dana (Michael) Vespa, her five grandchildren: Jasmyn and Rosa McKenna, Sterling Baldwin, Grace and Mallory Vespa, all of Springfield, her sister, Trish Sutherland of Springfield, and her brother, Peter “Bub” (Sandy) Kuizin of Los Angeles, CA.

Sandra retired in 2011 from Milliken University in Decatur, IL, as a professor of Literature. She was also an author. Sandra found great joy reading and was well known as she spent many hours at Barnes and Noble. She was a member of the Unity Church of Practical Christianity in Springfield.

The family will greet friends from 1:00 pm until time of a funeral service at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL. Teacher Pat Meeter will officiate. Cremation Rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory following the service.

In lieu of flowers, those that wish may direct memorials to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220 Kansas City, MO, 64131

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West. 544-5424

  • FAMILY

  • Peter Kuizin, Father
  • Ruth Kuizin, Mother
  • Jerry McKenna, Husband
  • Jennifer Blisset, Daughter
  • Dana (Michael) Vespa, Daughter
  • Jasmyn McKenna, Grandchild
  • Rosa McKenna, Grandchild
  • Sterling Baldwin, Grandchild
  • Grace Vespa, Grandchild
  • Mallory Vespa, Grandchild
  • Trish Sutherland, Sister
  • Peter "Bub" (Sandy) Kuizin, Brother
  • Judith Brauer, Sister
  • Patricia Light, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Polycistic Kidney Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 23, 2018
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Sandra Kay McKenna

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Terri Schoenrock-Zell

December 26, 2018

My condolences to the McKenna family. Sandra was a wonderful person to work with at EPA. I believe that’s where she met Jerry. RIP. God speed.

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Biography

Sandra Kay McKenna, 67, of Springfield, passed away at 5:48 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Springfield, July 3, 1951 the daughter of Peter and Ruth (Cantrall) Kuizin. Sandra married Jerry McKenna in Springfield, June 28, 1985 and he survives.

Also surviving are her two daughters; Jennifer Blisset and Dana (Michael) Vespa, her five grandchildren: Jasmyn and Rosa McKenna, Sterling Baldwin, Grace and Mallory Vespa, all of Springfield, her sister, Trish Sutherland of Springfield, and her brother, Peter “Bub” (Sandy) Kuizin of Los Angeles, CA.

Sandra retired in 2011 from Milliken University in Decatur, IL, as a professor of Literature. She was also an author. Sandra found great joy reading and was well known as she spent many hours at Barnes and Noble. She was a member of the Unity Church of Practical Christianity in Springfield.

The family will greet friends from 1:00 pm until time of a funeral service at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL. Teacher Pat Meeter will officiate. Cremation Rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory following the service.
In lieu of flowers, those that wish may direct memorials to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220 Kansas City, MO, 64131
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West. 544-5424