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Sandra M. Cummings

Birth Date: December 8, 1935
Death Date: January 7, 2018

Sandra M. Cummings, 82, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Imboden Gardens.

Sandra was born December 8, 1935 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Minnie (Martin) Swim. She worked at Millikin University. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Kiwaniannes. Sandra enjoyed crocheting and volunteering with the Linus Project, Baby Talk, and the hospital. She married Ned Cummings on November 8, 1953. They shared over sixty-four years together.

Sandra leaves behind her husband Ned, daughters Karen Sivils, Sharon (Matthew) Sekosky, and Carol Frantz, one sister Carol Filo, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one daughter Barbara Cummings.

The family will be hosting a memorial service at 6 PM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3465 N MacArthur Rd Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
January 12, 2018
6:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
3465 N. MacArthur Road Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Sandy's passing. We bowled together many years ago. We also worked together at Millikin University. She was such a nice person. My deepest sympathy to her family.

    Becky Wayne

  2. Sandy and I have been friends for over 40 years, we didn't see each other very often. We tried to get together at least Twice a year. She was a special person, Ned our thoughts are with you.
    Ned we will see you when it gets warmer.
    Ray & Lucy Burgess

  3. Aunt Sandy I will miss you. You were always so kind and loving when I would visit. I treasured the times we shared. Thank you for all the family stories you shared. RIP

  4. Such a kind and caring lady! She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her!. Thank you Aunt Sandy for all you have done for our family all these years. We are so sorry we can't be with you all at this time. Our Love to you Uncle Ned and your girls.

  5. Dear Ned, and Daughters Karen, Sharon & Carol

    It is with a heavy heart and great sadness I learned of my Aunt Sandy passing. She so loved her Daughter's and their Families.

    Aunt Sandy never had a negitive word to say about anyone, and I always will remember the times from my younger years going to the Family picnic in San Diego to last year coming to see you all in Decatur. She has always left me with a word from her wise years on the earth, and I always will remember this.

    There is one more Angel above us I know.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Sue O'Donnell

  6. Remebering my Aunt Sandy with special memories. She was such a kind and wonderful person. I remember her taking me to the park there in Decatur and strolling around I aways looked forward to it and the lights or lanterns on the water where like twinkling
    stars to me. Know she is in the promise land and happy. May God be with your family.

    Sincerely, Shirley Ogan

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