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Harvest New Beginnings
Saturday June 26th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Harvest New Beginnings
Saturday June 26th, 2021

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Sandra Kaye Lyons

Sandra (Smith) Lyons, of Ozark, Missouri, formerly Yorkville, Illinois, went Home to be with her Lord on June 16, 2021. Sandra was born on May 12, 1942 in Bristol, Virginia to Charles and Eula (Bellamy) Smith. Sandra was married to James Lyons on October 28, 1961. She and James had two children, Mark (Terry) Lyons of Aurora, Illinois and Tracy (R. Joe) Paxton of Springfield, Missouri. Sandra was very dedicated to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the work and efforts she completed through her church. She served as an Awana leader, church secretary, and started a scrapbook group and after her victorious battle with breast cancer WINC (Women in Need of Care) group. She also served in other roles during her life as a school room mother, a Cub Scout Den Leader, VBS leader and Sunday School teacher. Sandra was currently at First Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri. Sandra and James met at East Aurora High School, part of the first class to attend all three years at the current location, and enjoyed traveling to nearly all 50 states, with their children, family and/or friends. She has also visited several National Parks and Monuments and enjoyed sharing these attractions with her children. Along with her husband and children, she is survived by a brother, Ronald (Barbara) Smith of Odesa, Missouri, her grandchildren Adam (Angelica) Lyons of Aurora, Illinois, Timothy Lyons of Aurora, Illinois, Shannen Paxton of Springfield, Missouri and Aubrey Paxton of Springfield, Missouri. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Ava and Aiden Lyons and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Services will be held at Harvest New Beginnings in Oswego, Illinois on Saturday, June 26, 2021 with visitation from 11 am to 1 pm with services to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund or American Cancer Society.

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Thoughts and Prayers during this precious time of life - Forever in our hearts!

Rose Hart from the WINC of Harvest Jun 26 2021 12:00 AM

I can not express how mom has impacted my life. She is my mother in law but after the passing of my mother, She was ALWAYS there for me, listened when she was tired and need rest, and was so so Christian based with answers and what she had to say. She would repeatedly ask if I wanted to go to church with her and the family. She WAS my inspiration of getting back into church back in the 90s and getting plugged into serving where my call was which was the HERT team (medical team for the church). She touched so many persons as we are all farmers to plant Gods seeds. We dont know when they will come to fruition but her seed planted with me did. I just hope and pray that I can be such a strong passionate farmer as her!!! I spoke to her as she lay in her bed and she opened her eyes and blew a kiss on Mothers Day. I didnt expect it and hit me pretty hard as we connected for one of the last times. She is celebrating with our Lord now and in no pain or confusion. I was so blessed to have her in my life. Thank you God for the time we had together. RIP mom

R. Joe Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

You will always be in our memories and our hearts.

Love, Carroll and Teresa Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

Sandy was such a good friend to us, we will miss her. With our deep sympathy and prayers, Al & Carrollyn

Al and Carrollyn Brady Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM