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Sandra Perry

Sandra Perry

Sandra Gale, nee Wiles, Perry, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on June 13, 1945 in Madisonville, KY; passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mrs. Perry was a homemaker.  She was a very devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Marissa where she served as a teacher of Joy Kids.  She was also a member of the choir and had previously served as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.  Sandy loved to travel and most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Blain and Margie, nee Dame, Wiles.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years – Verlin “Butch” Perry whom she married on July 3, 1963 in Beardstown, IL.  Her children – Nicole (Jarrett) Jasper of New Baden, IL; Joshua Perry of Marissa, IL.  Her grandchildren – Quinn Jasper; Jace Jasper; Landen Perry; Payten Perry.  Two brothers – Jerry Wiles of Cleveland, TN; Terry Wiles of Washington, IL.  Three sisters – Paula West of Las Vegas, NV; Patty Winters of Shawneetown, IL; Jenny Rigsby of Shawneetown, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00noon with Revs. James and Deborah Harkness officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Edwina "Winnie" Hearell Earl says:

    Butch, Nikki, and Josh. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. U have not lived in Marissa, since my mother, Betty Erb, passed away. I have always admired Sandy as a wonderful person and friend!

  2. Lisa Klingeman-Reynolds says:

    She was a good lady who watched me grow up. You all have my sympathy and prayers

  3. Cathy Light says:

    I am truly saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. My condolences to her family. Sandy will definitely be missed here in our small town. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and many friends. May God give Sandy’s family the strength they need to continue to live in their memories they made together. God bless you All🙏

  4. Derek Schmeiderer says:

    Thoughts and prayers for healing to the Perry family for your loss. Rest in peace Sandy.

  5. Marje Thudium says:

    So sorry for the loss of Sandy.She will be missed very much.Condolences to the family.

  6. Melissa Ezell says:

    To My Illinois Cousins,
    I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing! She was such a sweet and loving lady who knew the importance of family. I always enjoyed seeing all of you at family reunions and memorial services (sad and times of celebration as well)! I wish I could be with you on Monday. My heart and love is with all of you. Please hold each other close:-)
    Missy Smith Ezell (Duke and Julia’s Oldest Daughter)

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss Sandy here at the library. She volunteered every summer with TWIGS. The kids will miss her smiling face, as will I and my staff.

  8. Madelle Dickerson says:

    We are so saddened by the loss of Sandy. She was a true lady who loved everyone but most of all her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Evie Elliott says:

    Sandy was a great person and a lot of fun. I remember her with loving thoughts. Never easy losing a loved one. Prayers, Evie Elliott

  10. Nanette Campbell says:

    My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all: Butch, Nikki, Josh and her adorable grandkids. Sandy was the sweetest lady, always eager to serve. I always admired her style and grace. She is my favorite fashionista! I will miss her dearly.

  11. Karen Forsythe Knight says:

    I’m saddened to read this news. Sandy had a beautiful smile and always made me laugh. My sympathy and prayers for her family for comfort and healing.

  12. Russell Coulter says:

    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a very nice woman.

  13. Brent Kilman says:

    My condolences to the Perry family. Sandy always had a smile and a kind word. May she rest in peace and may God give comfort to the family.

  14. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Another beautiful woman…may she, by the mercy of God, RIP. Sympathy to her family.

  15. Brandon & Katie Waeltz says:

    We are so sad to hear this. Our hearts ache for you all. She was the sweetest! Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Jean Macke says:

    May God comfort your family as you suffer the loss of your dear wife, mother, grandmother, friend. Sandy always made me feel like she was glad to see me and hear about my life. I pray that she is joyfully living her just reward.

  17. Marilyn Lea says:

    I am so sorry about your loss. She was such a sweet lady, we loved talking to her at the games. Butch, Niki and Landen and the rest of the family, you are all in our Prayers. God be with you.

  18. Stan and Bev says:

    I was so sad to hear this. I just saw her at Memorial out patient when we got blood test. I went to school with Sandy( Bev) . Much love to y’all and our deepest sympathy. Always a sweet lady. Stan and Bev


    Butch, Nicole, Josh & Jarrett; I am deeply saddened. Though we saw each other rarely the past few decades because of the miles that separate us, the cherished bond of our families’ 40 year friendship remained strong in my heart. It goes without saying how much my parents, siblings and I loved Sandy dearly. My heart grieves today, but we have this blessed hope that we shall someday all be reunited together with our great God in Heaven. Much love to you all, and mine and Christi’s prayers are uplifted.

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