Sandra Lee Connelly

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sandra Lee Connelly, 74, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Sandra was born Sept. 15, 1942, in Glen Ellyn, Ill., to Russell and Martha Pauline (Walker) Ross. On June 9, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jurl Connelly in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2013.

Sandra grew up in a military family and lived in various states growing up. At the age of 16, she came to Nevada and attended school here graduating from Nevada High School Class of 1961. After her marriage to Jurl she devoted her life to being a homemaker and caring for her family. Sandra loved to sew and made clothing for her family. She enjoyed reading and was known as a very good cook. Sandra also enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a woman of strong faith and attended the Nevada Assembly of God Church in Nevada.

Survivors include her children, Tracy Connelly and his wife, Destiny, Nevada, Pam McNeil and her husband, Bill, Bronaugh, Nancy Davisson and her husband, Kirk, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Tandy Poe, Kayla Woodruff, Kyle Connelly, Amanda Johnson, Jesse Jenkins, Tucker Connelly and Payton McNeil; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Pettipas, Sparks, Nevada, and Patty Scott, Liberty, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Jurl, she was preceded in death by one son, Travis Connelly; two brothers, Jr. Ross and Billy Peter; and two grandsons, Adam Davisson and Cody Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Les Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

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