MARION — Sandra Rae Cunningham, 47, of Tampa, Florida, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at her home in Tampa.
She was born on Monday, Jan. 18, 1971, in Carbondale, the daughter of Floyd E. and Shirley Jean (Combs) Cunningham.
Sandra grew up in Marion and was a graduate of Marion High School Class of 1989, and continued her education at John A. Logan College and Southern Illinois University. She last worked as an administrative assistant in the insurance industry.
She was very active in political affairs and attended the 2017 Women’s March in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was an animal rights activist, who dearly loved her cats.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Jean Cunningham of Marion; sister, Denise (Scott) Svetly, Reedsburg, Wisconsin; brother, Brian (Janell) Cunningham, Tampa, Florida; nephew, Aaron Svetly, Reedsburg, Wisconsin; aunt, JoAnn Hall, Ferguson, Missouri; close friends, Rob Nonnweiler, Tonia Dalton, Carol Conley Leeman and Kelly Nichols; many cousins; her beloved cats, Lola and Nicholas; and friends too numerous to list.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd E. Cunningham, on July 19, 2017; her aunt, Margaret Johnson, Percy, who was like a grandmother to her; her maternal grandparents, Alex and Winnie Combs; and her paternal grandparents, Floyd F. and Helen Cunningham.
Arrangements for Sandra Rae Cunningham have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Hackman officiating. Interment will follow in Egyptian Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Energy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cat Haven Rescue and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
For additional information or to leave an online condolence of memory, visit www.wilsonmcreynolds.com or call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.