PALMYRA, Mo. -- Sandra Jo Angel, 80, of Quincy, Ill., formerly of Palmyra, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Good Samaritan Home, Quincy. Mrs. Angel was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Nebo, Ill., to Mayo C. and Vera H. Joslin Shelby. She was married to Ralph L. Angel on Dec. 28, 1958, in Pleasant Hill, Ill. He survives. Sandra graduated from Nebo High School in 1955. She later graduated from Illinois State University in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in home economics. Sandra attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, to earn her elementary teaching certificate in the mid-1960s. She taught kindergarten, first and second grades, spending a total of 10 years teaching in Ironton. She later taught second-grade in Palmyra until her retirement. She was a former member of Palmyra United Methodist Church and a member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter I.E. and the Pierian Club, both of Palmyra. She also was a member of Christian Fellowship, Mississippi Valley Garden Club and United Methodist Women. Sandra and Ralph were active in their Marriage Encounter group for many years. Sandra enjoyed gardening, genealogy and baking Christmas cookies with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, cruises and keeping in contact with friends, wherever they lived. In later years, she enjoyed going to the Quincy Community Theatre and attending musical events by the Quincy Park Band. Other survivors include sons, James (Julie) Angel of Champaign, Ill., and Paul Angel of Avon Lake, Ohio; grandchildren, Matt (Autumn) Angel and Michael Angel (fiancee Tajia Cummins) of Champaign and Emily and Shelby Angel of Avon Lake; and a great-granddaughter, Clara Angel. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jay Shelby. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Madison Park Christian Church, Quincy. The Rev. Keith Ehresman will conduct. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matt Angel, Michael Angel, Shelby Angel, Tom Wellman, Kevin Hillman, Al Kennett and Jody Jacobs. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, Palmyra, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. MEMORIALS: Palmyra United Methodist Church and/or Madison Park Christian Church, or water.org , an organization providing clean drinking water for Third World countries. ARRANGEMENTS: Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. WEBSITE: lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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