Norma J. Sands, 74, of Wood River, passed away at 4:25 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
She was born on December 29, 1939 in Grayville, the daughter of the late Charles G. and Annagil (Kimbro) Rush.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Mark Barnes of Cottage Hills; one son, Brad Sands and Lori Smith of Edwardsville; two grandchildren, Alex Barnes and Jessica Barnes, and many nieces and nephews. She was a great friend to many.
She was formerly employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Works as a packer. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Wood River. She was also a member of the AARP.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Galen Rush and Charles Rush; and one sister, Charlene James.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites were accorded.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.