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Nancy Kay Sanson


Nancy Kay Sanson, 76, of Girard, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL with her family surrounding her with their love.

Nancy was born Oct. 15, 1947, in Springfield, a daughter of Philip Church Cherry and Helen Louise Allen Cherry.

Nancy graduated from Girard High School with the class of 1965.

She married Gregory Lynn Sanson, on April 9, 1966, at First Christian Church, in Girard. They later divorced.

After 25+ years working as an Administrative Assistant III, Nancy retired from the Illinois Department on Aging in 2012. She also served as an Illinois’ Election Judge and was active in the Macoupin County Republican Womens’ Club. In her earlier days, she worked for her father at the family business, Cherry’s Country Store and in the finance department at Walmart in Springfield.

Nancy was a member of First Christian Church in Girard, devoting her life to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Nancy is survived by her sons, Philip Shannon (Dawn) Sanson of Auburn, Allen “Brandon” (Lori) Sanson of Girard; daughter, Keely Lynn (Paul) Perrine of Carlinville; grandchildren, Clark Philip Sanson, Morgan Hannah Sanson, Tanner Eugene Page, Tucker Cain Sanson, Brenna Lynn Sanson, Jacob Lance Clark, Paul Alexander (Olivia) Perrine, Kaylee Nicole Perrine, and Kelsey Lynn Perrine; five great-grandchildren and two on the way; sisters, Betsy Bilbruck now of Girard, Julie Cherry Boente of Carlinville, Kathy (Terry) Hopkins of Girard; sister-in-law, Dawn Cherry of Girard, and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cindy Sidwell; brother-in-law, Paul Joseph Sidwell; brother, James Philip Cherry; brother-in-law, Robert Bilbruck; nephew, Scott David “Howie” Long; grandson, Gregory Darrell Sanson and granddaughter, Hannah Lynn Sanson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, 4 to 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, Girard.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2024, at First Christian Church, Girard, conducted by Kathy Hopkins and Kyle Hawkins.

Burial will follow in Girard Cemetery, Girard.

Memorials may be made to Girard Fire and Rescue.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements.