Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Shiela Joan Sander, 50, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at her residence on Saturday, March 4, 2023. She was born July 2, 1972, in Alton, to Carl Gray and Billie McCauley. She married Jon D. Sander on Feb. 20, 1993, in Alton, and he survives.

She was a receptionist for SIHF Healthcare in Bunker Hill. Shiela was a graduate of Alton High School Class of 1990. She was a member of the Woodburn Bible Church. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, quilting and axe throwing. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Jon Sander of Bunker Hill; children, David (Larissa) Sander of Houston, Mo., Cheyenne Sander of Bethalto, Shane Sander of Bunker Hill, Thomas Sander of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Waylon Novack, Ruth Marie Sander; and siblings, Penny (Larry) Carlisle of Holiday Shores, Joyce (Larry) Yost of Prairie du Rocher, and Wanda (Jeff) Street of Shipman. Shiela was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 9, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services follow on Thursday at the funeral home at 12 noon. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery in Woodburn.

Memorials are suggested to the Woodburn Bible Church. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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