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Sandra “Sandi” Taylor

d. July 22, 2023

Sandra “Sandi” Taylor, age 55, of Cantrall, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Springfield Memorial Medical Center.

Sandi married Timothy Taylor on June 14, 1997 at West Side Christian Church in Springfield.

Mourning her passing are her sister, Deborah Banas of Chatham, IL; Deborah’s children, Natasha, Nadia, and Garron; and granddaughter, Stella.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Kathy (John) Landis of Minocqua, WI, Vicki Taylor of Virden, IL, and Jody (Wade) Meteer of Athens, IL; two uncles, Michael Stein and Bruce Timm; two aunts, Linda Timm and Brenda Tune; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Taylor; and her parents, Gary and Kae Timm Stein.

Sandi was born and grew up in Rochelle, IL. She was a graduate of Rochelle Township High School in 1985.  Go Hubs!  She graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University and was well known in her practice, first at St. Johns and then with Memorial Home Health Care.  Most recently, she was providing in-home Physical Therapy where she traveled throughout the area to provide services to patients.  Sandi was a member of West Side Christian Church.  West Side is where she met her husband, when they both were involved with the Singles Ministry.

Sandi was a fierce advocate for organ donation.  Sandi was able to give the gift of life through her donation with Gift of Hope.  This last action was a perfect picture of the selfless, giving life she lived.  Sandi was always thinking of others and remembered everyone with birthday cards and special acts of kindness.  Known as the favorite Aunt Sandi, she will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers who all loved her.

Sandi, along with her husband Tim, loved the Husky breed of dogs and had several over the course of their marriage.  Sandi took great pride in being a Husky dog mom.

She loved scrapbooking, sewing, and reading.  Sandi and Tim traveled Route 66 and also enjoyed bike riding together.

Visitation for Sandi will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 9:30 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM at West Side Christian Church in Springfield with Rev. Mike Harney officiating. Burial will be held immediately after the services at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Gift of Hope Community Foundation.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be shared at


  1. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Sandi’s passing. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Sandi a few times through a mutual friend, Lynne Redick. Sandi was so sweet, kind and funny. I’m sure she touched many, many lives.

  3. I worked with Sandi at home care and found to be a wonderful co-worker. She cared very deeply and was a great advocate for her patients!

  4. I think we all have at least one “Sandi” story. Goodness, she was one of a kind, always thoughtful. As I type this I’m sitting at my desk with a personalized frame she crafted for me after homecoming weekend at Purdue with my son as a freshman. I cherish it. I have many more kind and funny stories to help me and will always remember. We last texted 6/29/23 checking on each other when the electricity was out.

    Sandi is missed, so missed already. I feel honored to have known her and felt her love over the years. She wasn’t a person to ask for anything in return, ever. I hope you are living well now Sandi, and receiving the best gifts of all. xoxo

  5. Sincerest condolences to Sandi’s family, friends and Coworkers. I only met her as a patient and really enjoyed the sessions.
    She will be missed.

  6. Saddened to hear of your loss! She was a great faithful neighbor!

  7. I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  8. I met Sandi around this time last year, when she began PT with my mother. She was a kind and caring therapist and a great patient advocate. Sandi truly cared about her patients. She even called me in February, after my mom passed, to offer her condolences. I was shocked to hear this very sad news, and send heartfelt condolences to her family, co-workers and friends. Rest in peace, Sandi. Thank you for your dedication to your patients.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandi’s family at this sad time.

  10. So sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. She was truly a selfless individual. She was a blessing to all who knew her- but especially to her husband, Tim.

  11. My most sincere condolences to Sandy’s family and close friends, as well as Lynne and Tabitha. I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a very nice person. I was glad to have known her as well as her husband, Tim.

  12. I’m so sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. She did home therapy for our son. We became friends and even did her taxes. She was so kind and caring. Prayers of comfort for her family.

  13. I miss Sandi’s sweet smile already….she was a loving, caring, and giving person, especially to Tim, who needed her so much through all his illnesses.

    she will be forever in my heart; see you in Heaven!

  14. My sincere condolences to Sandi’s family. I met Sandi many years ago through our investment club. She was so very sweet to all.
    I saw her for the first time in years last fall and we had a few minutes to chat.
    I will be keeping you all in my prayers. I know she will be greatly missed.
    Karen Pope

  15. Sandi was a very kind person. She came to my home for physical therapy.

    My heart goes out to all that loved her.

    Lorrie Eden

  16. I always looked up to Sandi, and for awhile longer I will keep looking “up” until I see her again one day in heaven. I’m glad she was able to help so many people in her life before God picked his flower this past week. I’ll miss her until then!

  17. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Sandi’s death. I knew her when I was a member at Westside. Later I ran into her when I was in training to become a hospice volunteer. A sweeter person cannot be found. She will be missed by so many. May God be with her family & friends & patients.

  18. I first met Sandi through the West Side Christian Church singles ministry (where she met Tim) and then later had the pleasure of working alongside her with Memorial Home Services. She was a kind and compassionate caregiver to her patients and her family and friends. Her gift was to make others feel special in the personal gifts and cards she gave. Though I am saddened by her sudden passing, I am glad she was able to donate her organs to give the gift of life to others, and I rejoice in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved Tim in her heavenly home. Prayers and thoughts to the family during your time of loss.

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