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Sondra K. Rumler

Canton – Sondra K. Rumler, 81, of Canton, passed away at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at her residence. She was born on May 13, 1939 in Canton to Rudolph and Olive (Smith) Stanfel.

Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Rick Hauk) Rumler of Mapleton and Alysia (Ben) Short of Metamora, two grandchildren, Ian and Nora Short, and her cat, Addi.

Sondra was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Janice Odorizzi.

Sondra graduated from Graham Hospital School of Nursing and retired as an RN at the Illinois River Correctional Center in Canton, IL. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton, IL. Sondra loved her cat, grandkids and loved to read. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She loved to bake and was known as the cookie lady by many.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 19, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton, IL. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate. A visitation will be held an hour prior at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. The Rosary will be recited following the service. Due to COVID-19 we will be practicing social distancing and ask that all family members and friends wear masks during the visitation and services. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or The Family. To make online condolences you may go to

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  • Karen Gilles

    Reply June 17, 2020 9:34 am

    So sorry for your loss. Sending much love and prayers to help get you through.

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:53 pm

  • Dorothy Hultman

    Reply June 17, 2020 9:36 am

    Sondra Rest In Peace you were a good friend lots of memories our deepest
    Sympathy to your family

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:53 pm

  • Judy and Ray Brown.

    Reply June 17, 2020 12:08 pm

    So sorry Andrea an Alysia for your loss. She was a sweetie. Hugs and prayers to you both and your families.

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:54 pm

  • Brenda Rose

    Reply June 17, 2020 4:17 pm

    Andrea, we’re all so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keeping you in our Thoughts and Prayers. Your CHS Classmates “WE ARE THE CLASS OF 87”

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:54 pm

  • Rick and Tanya (Skender) Games

    Reply June 17, 2020 6:18 pm

    Rick and I are so very sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Sondra, Olive and Janice were all such nice people. God bless you all.

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:55 pm

  • David Willis

    Reply June 18, 2020 7:00 am

    First i would like to say, that we lost a great person and Nurse. If it was not for Sondra i would not be here today. While working HCU on a Sunday morning i had a heart attack. Sondra defib me 2 time and gave me a second chance in life. Sondra was not only a great person, but a great Nurse. I owe my life to her quick actions.

    • Andrea Rumler

      Reply June 18, 2020 5:55 pm

  • Jean Davis Westervelt

    Reply June 18, 2020 8:01 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss of your Mom.l graduated from Graham Hospital with her in 1960. She was a very special lady.

  • Linda rumler

    Reply June 18, 2020 9:23 am

    We are so sorry to hear of our “Sis” passing. Over the years we had so much fun together. She gave us two beautiful Nieces, that we love. There was just no one like Sondra, and there will never be another. God rest her soul.
    Linda and Rod Rumler.

  • Andrea Rumler

    Reply June 18, 2020 5:54 pm

  • James Yaeger

    Reply June 18, 2020 10:45 pm

    I Loved talking with Sondra. Such a sweet lady. She always put a smile on my face

  • Francie Maurice

    Reply June 18, 2020 11:17 pm

    Lots of memories from our days at Illinois River. Condolences to her daughters , grandchildren and the rest of her family. I know she’ll be greatly missed.

  • Tammy and Mike Nelson

    Reply June 18, 2020 11:19 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I worked with her at IRCC when it first opened. She was so kind to my husband and I. I remember when she loaned us the pink toddler bed that her girls had used. I will never forget how thoughtful and supportive she was.

  • Lonn Howarter

    Reply June 19, 2020 7:55 am

    Such a wonderful lady and great to work with. So many memories of working together and laughter. She will be truly missed. Prayers to the family.

  • Virginia and Jimmy Bruketta

    Reply June 19, 2020 7:59 am

    Sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person and nurse. She will be missed.

    • Ron Hilliard

      Reply June 19, 2020 10:31 am

      Great woman and Nurse. Sondra was always smiling and kind to all of us at I.R.C.C. R.I.P.

  • Jackie Downey

    Reply June 19, 2020 3:05 pm

    So sorry girls loved your mom y’all were great neighbors and though I hadn’t seen her in quite some time she will be missed cherish the memories

  • Judy Howard

    Reply June 20, 2020 8:33 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Worked with Sandra at ircc. She made it so enjoyable loved to work with her. She will be greatly missed

  • Kandy Venyak

    Reply June 20, 2020 7:14 pm

    Sondra was a good nurse and a wonderful person. Another original IRCC Nurse gone. Sondra trained me on day shift when I started at the prison. She called it as she seen it, was fun to work with, and always alot of laughter. Prayers to her daughters and family. RIP Sondra! Another Hunky goes to Heaven. No more giving hell to idiots.

  • Monica Kline

    Reply June 22, 2020 10:01 am

    Andrea so sorry to hear about your Mom . Prayers and hugs at this difficult time .
    Your Ex Co worker Monica

  • Debbie Ford.

    Reply June 22, 2020 1:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I worked with her at Sunset. She was a great person and a wonderful nurse. She loved each and every person she took care of. Heaven really gained an Angel. Sending prayers of comfort for her family.

  • Tracy Neuendorf

    Reply June 22, 2020 2:03 pm

    She will be missed by me. I just found out that Sondra had passed. So sorry for your loss.

  • Tracy Neuendorf

    Reply June 22, 2020 2:06 pm

    She sure new how to get a laugh even when it was one of her sage words of advice.

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