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Sandra Kay Ealy

March 15, 1945 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Sandra Kay Ealy Obituary

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Ealy, age 78, of Casey, IL passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, IL.  She was born March 15, 1945 in Casey, IL the daughter of Harold Robert Watters and Wanetta Lorene (Perisho) Watters.  In 1963 she married Duane LeRoy Smith in Casey, IL.  She later married Michael Lynn Ealy on June 14, 1993 in Terre Haute, IN.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Ealy of Casey, IL; son, Phillip R. Smith (Lisa) of Casey, IL; daughter, Pamela R. Smith of Terre Haute, IN; daughter, Dinah L. Wimbley (Jason) of Casey, IL; grandchildren, Nathaniel Smith of Martinsville, IL, Adam Smith of Casey, IL, Phillip Austin Smith of Charleston, IL, Rachel Weger of Mattoon, IL and Dustin Weger of Casey, IL; great granddaughter, Kinsley Smith; sister, Wanda Smith of Marshall, IL and nephews and niece.  She was preceded by her parents, first husband, sister, Shirley Ferguson and granddaughter, Kayla Smith.

Sandy was a 1963 graduate of Casey High School.  She continued her education at Lake Land College, graduating with a Medical Coding and Health Information degree.  Sandy worked as a telephone operator for Alltel from 1966 – 1984, where she became chief operator after 18 years.  She retired as a customer service representative for Walmart in Charleston, IL.  Sandy loved to read and was an avid quilter.  She enjoyed collecting porcelain dollies, cooking and canning.  

Private family services and burial will be held in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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