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 www.mottandhenning.com.