Sandra L. Cruce

Sandra L. "Sandy" Cruce
, nee Crawford, 69, of Swansea, IL, born Sunday, August 24, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Ms. Cruce worked as a secretary for Phillips & Company and she was a member of the Jr. Women's Club of Belleville.

She was preceded in death by:

  • Father: Forest G. Crawford
  • Step-Father: Robert Morgan

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Maggi (Irv) Van Zummeren of Swansea, IL
  • Son: Kenneth (Kim) Cruce of Petersburg, IL
  • Mother: Lucille V. nee Shannon Morgan of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: Ronald (Linda) Crawford of Maryville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Joshua Tarr
    • Jessica Tarr
    • Michael Van Zummeren
    • Joseph Van Zummeren
    • David Van Zummeren

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 18, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Sandra L. Cruce:

    Sending you our most heart felt sympathy in the passing of a wonderful mother, and grandmother who went to almost every sporting event her grandchildren were a part of, and now will most likely be cheering from heaven in that front row seat!
    Your Wisconsin friends,
    The Schmidt family :)

    Chrissy Schmidt Sheboygan Wisconsin 53081

    Sandy was a very kind lady who loved to talk about her grandkids.
    She loved them very much in our conversations while she was a patient at the hospital. It was hard to see her so ill especially at the end. She fought a long battle but never lost her composure.

    Donna Holcomb Collinsville IL 62234

    Sandy was the best friend anyone could have. She was devoted to her family and her Grand Children.
    Rest in peace my good friend and save me a spot in heaven.
    I will always cherish her friendship that we had for 61 years.
    Love Cheryl and Jerry

    Cheryl & Jerry Gregory Bethalto Il 62010

    My sincere sympathy on the death
    of your Mother. Maggi you did
    a lot for your Mom duing these
    last few months. Prayers to all the family from a former classmate at the Academy of Notre Dame.

    Joanne (Gomric) Schilling Columbia Illinois 62236

    Our thoughts are with all you. We didn't get to spend much time with Aunt Sandy, but we are thankful for the time that we had.

    The Burwitz Family

    I am so sorry for the loss. I had the great pleasure of meeting her and working with her in the hospital. She is a very sweet lady and I will miss her.

    katiee patterson columbia il 62236