Sandra Jean Beals, age 66, Goreville, Illinois, formerly of Salamanca, New York died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Heartland Hospital in Marion, Illinois following a short term illness.
Born on January 18, 1943 in Salamanca, New York she was the daughter of the late Jack V. and Jean Sweigart Beals.
Ms. Beals graduated from Salamanca High School Class of 1961.
She worked as an Office Manager at the FBI in Washington, D.C. until 1988 when she returned home after the death of her father.
Ms. Beals was a member of the Martha Washington Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Washington, D.C. and the former Mizpah Chapter #162 of the Order of Eastern Star in Salamanca, New York.
She moved to southern Illinois in 2006 where she remained until her death.
Surviving are: 2 sisters, Jackalyn Beals, Salamanca, New York, Judith (Larry) Hughes, Goreville, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Sunday from 4-7 P.M.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday morning at 9:00 A.M. with Pastor Tim Griffith, of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
E-condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.