Sandra Sue (Palmer) Richards, age 59, of Eddyville, passed away on Jan. 12, 2019 at home.
Sandra was born Jan. 28, 1959 in Eldorado to Darris and Sheila (Amos) Palmer. She graduated Pope County High School in 1977 and went on to earn an associate degree from Southeastern Illinois College.
Sandra was married to Larry Richards of Eddyville, who survives. They had one daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Heidi (Justin) Parrott of Maroa; two grandchildren, Avery and Colby Parrott of Maroa; her father, Darris Palmer of Eddyville; two sisters, Cindy Hall of Eddyville and Darise (Eddy) Cullum of Glendale; uncle, Marvin (Gail) Palmer of the Ozark community; three aunts, Loretta Wilson of Oak Harbor, Washington, Joyce (Jack) Selberg of Auburn, Michigan and Sandy Tobin of Plankinton, South Dakota; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and longtime friends Tamy Boaz and Sheila Beasley.
She was preceded in death by her, mother, Sheila Palmer; brother-in-law, Kenny Hall; uncles Gene Palmer, Orville Wilson and Jim Amos; mother-in-law, Gladys Richards; father-in-law, Delbert Richards, and her grandparents.
Sandra began baby-sitting in 1998 and was known as "Nanny" by the many kids she watched. Some of those include Bennett and Hilary Hughes, Grayson and Griffin Osman, Brody Hazel, Brenna Joyner and Kate Hall.
She enjoyed her morning coffee and family dinners. She liked to attend all the kids' school and sporting events. She loved to spend time with her grandkids and enjoyed spoiling them.
A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan, 9, 2019 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Eddyville Masonic Lodge No. 672, c/o Dan Rushing, 3060 Lake View Drive, Metropolis, IL 62960.