Sandra Jean Cole
February 28, 1949 - July 03, 2017
Sandra Jean Cole, 68, of Pana, died Monday, July 3, 2017 in Pana Community Hospital. She was born February 28, 1949 in Taylorville to the late Donald & Edith (Slifer) Bilyeu.
Sandra was a member of the Knobs Baptist Church, Tower Hill and had worked as a sales associate. She enjoyed coon hunting with her husband, and she loved her children & grandchildren very much.
Sandra Jean Bilyeu married Leonard Derald Cole on September 7, 1973 in Herrick. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children: D. Trevor (Jennifer) Cole, Herrick, IL; Leonard Cole, Springfield, IL; and Jeremy Cole, Decatur, IL; step sons: Darrel (Marci) Cole, Bingham, IL; John Cole, Ramsey, IL; grandchildren: Zachery Cole, Trevor Cole, Sydney Cole, Johny Cole, Jr., Jennifer Cole, Jessica Cole, & Dalton Lee Cole, whom she helped raise; great grandchildren: Pizley, Zayley, Brantley; and brothers & sisters: Donald “Lonnie” Bilyeu, Darrell Bilyeu, Stanley “David” (Kathy) Bilyeu, Cindy (Melvin) Russell, Dennis Bilyeu, Mary (Joseph) Dudra, Earl Bilyeu. She was also preceded by her granddaughter, Alicia Renee Cole.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 in Knobs Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Randy Miller officiating. Burial will be in Twin Pines Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time in the church.
Memorials may be made to Knobs Baptist Church, Tower Hill.