Sandy Ross

Oct 21st, 1945 - Sep 22nd, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Sep. 27th, 2017 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Sep. 28th, 2017 10:00 AM


Webb Cemetery

Thu, Sep. 28th, 2017

Sandy Ross

Marion- Sandra Lee “Sandy” Ross, 71, of Marion, passed away at 8:25 PM, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Sandy was born on October 21, 1945 in Indianapolis, IN to Harold J. and Velva R. (Fine) Nokes. She married Howard B. Ross on June 19, 1965 in Dover Hill, IN. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2014.

Throughout her career, she worked at various places; including Toys R Us, Super 8 Hotel, Williamson County Courthouse and Lowes. She most recently worked at Target prior to her retirement in 2000.

Sandy was a Christian woman and a member of Community of Christ in Marion. She was an active member serving as records keeper. She was a giving person and enjoyed volunteering with the Marion Ministerial Alliance, the local soup kitchen and the Lighthouse Shelter.

In her spare time she enjoyed spending time outdoors and working jigsaw puzzles. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include-

Daughter- Sharon Pizanowski and husband George of Marion
Son- Michael Ross and wife Misty of Marion
3 grandchildren:
Todd Pizanowski of Marion
Anastasia Ross of Springfield, MO
Molly Barclay of Lexington, KY
Sister- Dana Haxton of Zephyr Hills, FL
Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 2 brothers- Buster and Donnie Nokes.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Gordon Rhine will officiate. Burial will follow at Webb Cemetery in Tunnel Hill. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to Community of Christ Church in Marion and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Sherry A Dailey

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: September 25, 2017

    She used to work for us at KJ”s Smorgasbord. She was a great person and a great friend. She will be sadly missed. RIP Sandy

  • Guest: Andrew Allen

    From: Boca Raton , Florida

    Date: September 25, 2017

    My condolences to you Mike and your family. May God continue to be with you.

  • Guest: Greg, Sandra Haxton and fam

    From: Wesley Chapel, Florida

    Date: September 26, 2017

    Offering our deepest sympathy to the family. She has been so helpful to us the last couple of years. She has been such a great Sister to Dana, acting as a sounding board for her. Soo glad we had last Nov visit, never thought it would be the last.

  • Guest: Teresa Morris

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: September 26, 2017

    Enjoyed when Sassy would.come into the soup Kitchen at Marion Ministerial Alliance. She was my go to girl whenever I needed a extra hand. She missed dearly. RIP Sassy

  • Guest: Robin Kennedy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 27, 2017

    The Lord brought Sandy into my life at the soup kitchen in Marion! What a blessing she was to my life. Until we meet again my dear friend.

  • Guest: Jane Duty

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 28, 2017

    I worked with Sandy at Target. She was a good friend and a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Tom Sprague

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: September 28, 2017

    Mike and family… Our condolences and prayers to you all.