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Sandra A. Adams

Published February 09,2013

Obituary's Biography:

Sandra A. Adams, a resident of Grayslake and formerly of Galesburg, IL, passed away Friday February 8, 2013, at the age of 56. She was born April 4, 1956 in Chicago, IL to Raymond and Mildred Gearhart. Sandra was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church and a member of the choir at church for the past 7 years. She had also worked for Coleman Cable Company for the past 7 years. Sandra is survived by her son Michael (Maribeth) Adams, her father Raymond, her sisters Sharon Kilcoyne, Susan Black, Sallie Kyriazes, and Sheryl Wiegel and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Mildred. Friends of the family may visit Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9:00am to 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 11:00am at church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

13 replies on “Sandra A. Adams”

  1. Michael and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom, what an empty space she will leave. She was so involved with so many people and organizations. What a wonderful person. She will be missed greatly.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Tom and Gaye

  2. Working with Sandy during the past 5+ years I saw first hand how she was both loved and respected by all of her work associates. When we received word of her passing there was not a dry eye in the building.

    I view Sandy’s passing with great sorrow and loss having worked with her on a daily basis . . . always upbeat and with a smile, she always had time for those around her to help with work or personal assistance. Likewise, my wife who knew Sandy was saddened at the loss of this wonderful lady.

    She was unique person and her passing will leave us all less than we were before.

    Sandy, rest in peace, you fought a good battle and now it’s over . . . you’ve gone home!

    Andrea and Tony Gabriel

  3. To Mike & families: A vibrant beautiful lady has just left a huge hole on this earth. Everything that Sandy touched was blessed! What a beautiful legacy she has left. Heaven is now rejoicing. Love, Jeff & Cheryl Melhus

  4. Having Sandy as a freind was such a honor.She was always right there offering a helping hand to whoever needed it.She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her,she was a inspiration to all she fought hard not letting cancer define who she was and how she lived out her final days here on earth.May the love and all the wonderful memories stay close to your hearts forever.
    Sandy……. Thanks for being our freinds sing your heart out in heaven!
    Babette and Steve Laux and Family

  5. My condolences goes out to Micheal and the family. I have had a working and personal realtionship with Sandra for the past 6 years. I was honored to be able to be a part of her life especially when it came down to helping her with her hair to make/look feel beautiful. I can truly say I will miss her motherly insticts. The fight is over Sandy and now the main man has called you home to do your duties there. You will be missed! “GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST” REST IN PARADISE!!

  6. Michael and family,

    We are heartbroken to hear the sad news of Sandy’s passing. Two things come to mind when I think of her, she always had a smile to share with the world and how much she loved being your Mom. May your beautiful memories of her lift you up during this difficult time and carry you through. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Debbie and Kerry Swanson and family

  7. Mike,
    I remember our swim team moments in Galesburg. I always enjoyed talking to your mother. I am so sorry to read that she has left you so soon.
    Andrea Vitale

  8. I worked with Sandy at Coleman Cable, the office is just not the same without her. The few years that I knew Sandy our friendship grew. I learned what a caring, compassionate and giving person she was. She loved her family very much and talked about them all the time. Especially her son, she was so proud of him. Sandy will truly be missed by many, myself included.

  9. Michael, We are very sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person, always very energetic and a lot of fun to be around. We will say a special prayer for her and for your family. Sandy will be missed by all who knew her.
    Brent & Jeanne Zhorne

  10. Michael and family – I worked with Sandy at Knox-Warren and I know how proud she was of you, Michael.
    A wonderful lady gone too soon. God Bless.
    Joy Behrens

  11. To the family of Sandra Adams
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.

    Mark and Lorrie Byerly

  12. Michael and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, Sandy. Our thoughts and prayes are with you and your family.

    Mark and Lorrie Byerly

  13. Michael, Sharon, Susan, Sally and Sheryl:

    I was very saddened by the news of your mother/sister’s passing. I had just spoken to her about three weeks ago at which time she shared with me her decisions for her final days. She was very excited to be able to spend time with you, Michael, for your birthday and for some mother/son time. You were a very special part of her life and you were her pride and joy.

    She was a very special woman in my life. She was a very giving person and was always willing to give herself to others in need. I will never forget the times she helped me out when my son, Steven, was in the hospital three times in six months. She helped get my kids back and forth to school and she made casseroles for us so we would have meals when I was spending most of my time with Steven.

    Hang on to the great memories of the times you have shared together. These will help you get through some of the rough days that will come your way. She is your angel up above and she is watching over you all. She is finally at peace and not suffering anymore. God love such a very special person in all of your lives as well as mine.

    She will be missed, but we will see her again in another life.

    God bless you, Sandy. We love you and will miss you dearly.

    Love you all,


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