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Sandra Lou Till

Canton – Sandra Lou Till, 84, of Canton, passed away at 7:33 AM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Renaissance Care Center. She was born on August 7, 1934 in Holland, MO to Claude and Beatrice (Cooper) Heathcock. She married Farrell Till in 1953, he preceded her in death on October 3, 2012.

Sandra was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Mike Heathcock; brother-in-law, Tom Reeves; sister-in-law, Sue Till; nieces, Kathy Roth, Kerri Simone, Laurie Till and her nine dachshunds, Fritzi, Tuffy, Fritzi, Doc, Jiggs, Beanie, Kristi, Fergie, and Tuffy all that she loved very much.

Surviving are three children, Roger (Becky) Till of Lewistown, Vic Till of Canton, and Kelly Till of Los Angeles, CA; sisters, Beverly Reeves, Shirley (Jim)  Hunk, Lana Ekiss, and Stephanie (Chuck)  Hammond; sister-in-law, Phyllis Gamble; brother-in-law, Verlon Till; seven nieces; six nephews; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Sandra graduated from Southeast, Mo Teachers College and Freed-Hardeman University. She worked as a health and physical education teacher in Canton from 1966-1974 and later worked at the Fulton County Rehabilitation for several years. She was a member of Illinois Teacher Association and volunteered at Graham Hospital.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Wardell Memorial Cemetery in Missouri. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To view Sandra’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Connie Bollinger Harris

    Reply January 23, 2019 5:41 pm

    So sorry about to read about Mrs. Till she was a great teacher. Prayers to the family.

  • Sally Rogers Strode

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:04 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mrs Till passing. I had her for PE. She was so much fun. Prayers to her family! Class of 1972-73

  • Karen (Roudebush) Johnson

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sandy passing. She was a great teacher and I always enjoyed talking to her when seeing her. Condolences to her family.

  • Randall Van Middlesworth

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:25 pm

    I did not know Mrs Till well. What little I knew of her I really liked. She seemed like a very nice lady. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Eugene Etherton

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:26 pm

    Taught with her. She was always very pleasant and loved her dachasands.

  • Debra Bertrand Davis

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:28 pm

    Mrs. Till was a very nice teacher and neighbor. Hugs to her kids❤️

  • kathy wilson

    Reply January 23, 2019 6:36 pm

    She was a great gym teacher and person. RIP Mrs. Till.

  • Blanche Johnson

    Reply January 23, 2019 7:45 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Till was a wonderful lady, may she rest in Peace.

  • Libby Tallon Wertz

    Reply January 23, 2019 7:46 pm

    I was so saddened to read of Mrs. Till’s passing. I was a Sr. when she bagan teaching at CSHS, and she was one of my favorite teachers. Mr. Till was the best English teacher of my student career, and actually sent me a handout lesson from his class that had impressed me. I used that hand out often with my English classes.
    When I visited my parents, we would see them out for breakfast and I was amazed that they remembered me. I cherish those conversations we had through the years. My life was enriched by these these 2 wonderful people. Mrs. Till was a real firecracker and she will be missed; but more than that, she will be remembered.

  • Lorrie Arnett Park

    Reply January 23, 2019 7:46 pm

    So sorry for your families loss , Prayers!

  • Jan Jake Whitman Jenkins

    Reply January 23, 2019 7:54 pm

    So sorry for you family loss. She was a great teacher. She was my P.E. class 65-67. Take care and just remember she was a great teacher.

  • Rhonda Taylor

    Reply January 23, 2019 8:10 pm

    So sorry to hear of her passing. I have fond memories of Mrs. Till.

  • Becky Patchett Black

    Reply January 23, 2019 8:23 pm

    So very sorry to hear of her passing. A very good teacher. Deepest sympathy to her family.

  • Judy Spahn

    Reply January 23, 2019 9:22 pm

    She was one of my favorite teachers and loved to talking to her anytime I would see her. Great lady!

  • Beth (Bishop) Chapman

    Reply January 24, 2019 8:17 am

    Quite the lady and gym teacher at Canton SHS … would take no less than your very best. My thoughts and prayers to the family with my deepest sympathies. God Bless.

  • Carolyn Browning

    Reply January 24, 2019 8:26 am

    So sorry to hear this news. I have many fond memories of her. She was a teacher and a friend. Prayers for her family.

  • Leanne Trotter

    Reply January 24, 2019 4:48 pm

    She is at peace now. Again, this has been a rough road for Roger and Becky, Victor, and Kelly. Victor, thank you for the FB photos.

  • David Little

    Reply January 24, 2019 9:57 pm

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. A memorial donation in Sandra’s honor has been made to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation in Springfield, which helps underfunded teacher retirees to pay bills and gives scholarships to future teachers. Her fellow retired teachers in Fulton County (Fulton Co Retired Teachers Assoc).

  • Lynn and Phyllis Jarvis

    Reply January 25, 2019 9:04 am

    RIP Mrs. Till. Visited with her a little at Renaissance when Larry was there…She always called me Merna☺

  • the Kauzlarich twins (Roxanna &Ricarda)

    Reply January 25, 2019 5:29 pm

    We too attended Canton Senior High School during the years of Krider and Till. What a memorable two-some in P.E.. Our condolences to Roger, Vic, Kelly, and family at this difficult time.

  • Donna Cardot

    Reply January 27, 2019 10:50 am

    Mrs. Till was one of my favorite teachers! She was kind, sweet and so funny. She made PE class fun! She always called me Miss White. She was at Red Oaks when my mom was there. I was so surprised that she remembered me when she saw me. She is at peace now. My condolences to her family.

  • Carla Cardosi

    Reply January 28, 2019 4:57 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have great memories from high school, “P.E. teacher & cheerleading coach”! Many thoughts and prayers Roger, Vic & Kelly.
    Take Care!

  • Tony Painter

    Reply January 30, 2019 6:54 pm

    Condolences to the Till Family. Sandy was a wonderful lady. Rest in Peace🙏🏻

  • The Travers

    Reply January 30, 2019 6:58 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother, although we never met her personally we felt as thou we knew her because of all the wonderful times and memories Vic has shared with us through the years. She was loved and very blessed. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Caryn Colgan

    Reply January 30, 2019 7:19 pm

    Mrs. Till was my favorite coach and PE teacher. I am sorry to learn of her passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Mary Weaver Bowton

    Reply January 30, 2019 8:26 pm

    Thinking of you all, during this time. She was a very special lady and brought a lot of joy to her students. Vic, thank you for including us via fb on the many car rides with her and Tuffy. She was blessed to have you able to be always present.

  • Deborah (Johnson) Zaborac

    Reply January 31, 2019 9:23 am

    I am very saddened to her about Ms. Till’s death. I have many fond memories of her and our fun PE classes. Prayers for her family and frinends.

  • Deborah Johnson Zaborac

    Reply January 31, 2019 1:08 pm

    I am very saddened to hear about Ms. Till’s death.
    She was my PE at CHS from 1966-68. She made PE fun and was very encouraging.
    I went back to see her a few times before she retired; she was so welcoming!
    Prayers for her family and friends!♥️

  • Sharon Bosserman

    Reply February 2, 2019 4:53 pm

    My thoughts are with Sandy’s family! I enjoyed working under her. She was always concerned with me personally! A great lady will be missed!
    Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman

  • Karen Lane Haacke

    Reply February 2, 2019 6:04 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Till’s passing. Had the most fun and memorable times in PE with Till & Krider. She will be remembered and missed in so many hearts❤️

  • Rick and Kathy Heller

    Reply February 5, 2019 1:44 pm

    Prayers continue for Sandy’s family! We are thinking of her children and grandchildren and sisters and nieces and nephews during this difficult time of loss!

  • Elise Puhala

    Reply February 8, 2019 6:27 am

    I adored Sandy. She was one of my all-time favorite teachers at CHS. Krider and Till. Boy oh boy, the memories!!!
    I join all the others in wishing peace on the family during this sad time. She will be greatly missed.

  • Lisa (Rumler) Zimmerman

    Reply February 16, 2019 1:44 am

    Roger, Vic & Kelly, your mom has been & will always be, in so many of my memories of CSHS. She had the patience & nerves of steel. I tested her, I disobeyed her & she never quit on me. She was one of my very favorite teachers & I can only count a few of them & on one hand.
    Vic, I am so glad we were in touch with each other, so I knew where she was so I could go visit her & apologize for being such terrible student. She proved to me after all these years, just how right I was about how great of a teacher she was. She told me she didn’t remember me being a bad student. She said I was sassy but not bad.
    My sincere condolences to you all.

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