Obituary of Sandra Leone
Sandra J. Leone
Age 83, of Morris, IL, passed peacefully Monday morning, August 14, 2017 at Park Pointe Healthcare. She was born July 23, 1934 to the late Julia (Bundy) and Roy Myers in Endicott, New York where she was raised and educated, graduating from Endicott Union High School, class of 1952.
She is survived by her best friend, Beth Hobby, her brother, Gary Myers (Joyce) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., her sister-in-law, Cheri Myers, several nieces and nephews, her friends of Peace Lutheran Church in Morris and many others in the area.
In addition to her parents, Sandy is also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Skip Myers.
Sandy received a degree in Accounting from Howard Community College in Columbia, MD after which she worked as a cost accountant at General Electric. Then, upon relocating to Orlando, FL, she and Beth founded Ladybug Landscapers, which grew to become the largest female owned grounds maintenance business in central Florida. After 8 years of enough azalea bushes and palm trees to last 3 lifetimes, the decision was made to move to Morris in 1986 to be near family.
Sandy’s career led her to positions with the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, Senior Services of Grundy County, and establishment of the Bucket Brigade, a residential and commercial cleaning company.
In her free time she appreciated attending a good, lively auction, going to garage sales and antique malls where she oftentimes had a booth, specializing in curiosities purged from her own collections.
She was an enthusiastic animal lover, and was especially devoted to her dog, Foxy and her cats, Rosie, Sammy and Suzy. An accomplished athlete, Sandy played softball in her younger years, and once shot a hole-in-one on the golf course.
She loved nothing more than to putter around in the garage repairing clocks, polishing candlesticks, and straightening up the messes left by others! She was creative, interesting and had an incredible dry wit!
A private celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials in her name can be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice. As it was Sandy’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory. For more information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com