Sandra Kay Will, nee Cobert, 62, of O'Fallon, Ill., was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Moline, and went home to Jesus on Wednesday evening, Nov. 10, 2010, at the de Greeff Hospice House in St Louis, Mo.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, with the Rev. Don Gibson officiating. A simple luncheon will follow. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to services at the funeral home.
Sandy graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island with a B.A. in math and education. She taught junior high in Dwight, Ill., until her marriage to John gave her the opportunity to travel, living in Europe for three years. They moved to O'Fallon in 1993.
Sandy was a well-liked, long-term substitute teacher in O'Fallon. She was a dedicated wife and mother and a loving daughter, homemaker and friend. Sandy was generous with her time and talents, as many friends have received her handmade craft and needlework gifts over the years. She was a PMCO of AMOO Caldron in Rock Island, a deaconess at Broadway Presbyterian Church in Rock Island and a member of New Creation Presbyterian Church in O'Fallon, where she creatively supported the youth program.
Sandy is survived by her husband, John Will, of O'Fallon, whom she married June 20, 1975, in Rock Island; her mother, Lois O. Cobert, nee Gochanour, of Rock Island; her daughter Stephanie (Chris) Foster, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; her son, Randy (Heather) Will, of Milwaukee, Wis.; her four younger brothers, Clifford (Deb) Cobert Jr., of East Peoria, Ill., Michael (Sarah "Sally") Cobert, of Rock Island, Steven (Dawn) Cobert, of Middleton, Ohio, and Jeffrey Cobert, of Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Jerome Cobert Sr.
Sandy and her family have kindly requested that no flowers be sent, but rather, memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Will are requested to any cancer research fund or to Dentistry Handicap, Humanitarian Foundation, 430 Beecher Road, Gahanna, OH 43230. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting wheelanpressly.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.