Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sandra Sue "Sandy" Koepp, 66, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

She was born April 2, 1944, in Grayville, Ill., the daughter of Homer and Goldie (Smith) Booten. On Sept. 4, 1965, in Aurora, Ill., she was united in marriage to Roland Ernest Koepp, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, William John "Bill" Koepp and his wife, Vikki, of Channahon, Ill.; one daughter, Sheri Buchanan and her husband, Bill, of Shell Knob; a sister-in-law, Bernice Ericson and her husband, Arthur, of Dover, Del.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.

She received her elementary education in Grayville, Ill., and graduated from Gardner High School in Gardner, Ill. Most of her life was spent as a machinist for Caterpillar Tractor in Aurora, Ill., from which she retired. In May, 2004, she moved to Shell Knob to make her home.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Bro. Ed Plummer conducted the services. Burial was at Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.

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