Genevieve M. Sanford

May 20, 1921 - March 25, 2016
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Genevieve M Sanford of Loves Park IL; went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family  on Friday evening March 25, 2016 at Maple Crest Nursing Home of Belvidere Illinois following a lingering illness.

 

She was born May 20, 1921 in Janesville WI, the daughter of Elizabeth M (Schutt) Dewey & Glenn Arthur Dewey.  She was married to William (Bill) E Sanford on June 7, 1947 in Rockford Illinois.  Mrs. Sanford was a Winnebago County resident since February 1977; Previously she resided on dairy farms in New Milford IL; Clinton WI; and Poplar Grove IL.

 

Genevieve’s working career started at Washburn Company Rockford IL; Admiral Company; Alma Nelson Nursing Home; and she retired in May 1988 from First Assembly Church working in the kitchen preparing meals for students, church occasions, Kiddie College & for a while the Senior Living Facility.  Genevieve was always involved in the activities that her children were involved in while they were attending school in the various school districts.  Genevieve was the dedicated farm wife, who lived and breathed farming.  She raised her family to appreciate farming, the outdoors, and the love of the land that comes with it.

 

She is survived by her children; Christine L (Jerry) Willhauck of Gastonia NC; Terry (Susan)

Sanford of Belvidere IL; Lynn A (Phil Rotundi) Sanford of Tamarac FL; & son-in-law, Robert (Bob) Theroux of Rockford IL. Seven grandchildren; Scott, Laura, Patricia, Amy, Kara, Jessica & Derek. Eleven great grandchildren; Joseph, Cody, Lacey, Angelica, Abigail, Alison, Austin, Drake, Drew, Reese & Paisley. Three great-great grandchildren, Sannia, Amelia, & April. Three sisters; Betty Lerch of Rockford IL; Joan Lind of Tamarac FL; & Shirley Warnock of Prairie Grove AR; two sisters-in-law; Shirley Sanford of Darien WI; and Beverly Mitchell of Delavan WI; and many nieces & nephews.

 

Preceding her in death were; husband William E 12/22/1993, daughter Sharon E Theroux 4/17/2015; her parents Henry A & Elizabeth Linneman & Glenn A Dewey; two sisters; Donna LaComb & Henrietta Linneman.

 

The funeral will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home of Belvidere IL.  The Rev. Allan Buss of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Belvidere, IL will officiate.  Burial will be at Long Prairie Cemetery of Capron IL.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Anderson Funeral Home of Belvidere IL.

A memorial has been established to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children Chicago IL.

 

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Anderson Funeral Home of Belvidere IL.


Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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The funeral will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home of Belvidere IL.  The Rev. Allan Buss of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Belvidere, IL will officiate


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Burial will be at Long Prairie Cemetery of Capron IL.


Memorial Information

A memorial has been established to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children Chicago IL.


 

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Born: May 20, 1921
Died: March 25, 2016

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Doris Gray posted on 3/30/16

 

Doris Gray posted on 3/30/16

You have my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. May God continue to be with you and your family during this time of bereavement. Love you

 

Leslee Holmes Kelly posted on 3/30/16

I am so sorry for your loss! My your memories of your mother sustain through this sad time for your family. Good bless!

 

Caroline Seabaugh posted on 3/31/16

God has welcomed an angel home. She was an encourager, a listner, and the best Cookie Lady ever. She brightened our journey through life. My prayers are with you as you grieve her absence.

 

Diane Zabawa (The Business Insurance Group) posted on 3/31/16

Laura and Family: Saddened to learn of the passing of your Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Remember that your memories are God's gift to you; may they bring you peace.

 

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