Sandy Eads

Sandy Eads

NEWMAN – Sandy Ponder Eads, 67, of Newman passed away on Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery north of Newman.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sandy was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Tuscola.

She is survived by her daughter, Jayme Dillon, and grandson, Chad Dillon of Newman; her son, Tim Lewsader of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brothers, Robert (Sandy) Ponder, Roger Ponder, Hugh (Melva) Ponder and Steven (Carolyn) Ponder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lorene Foltz Ponder.

Sandy worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

She loved and enjoyed being around her family and friends. Sandy's strength and courage touched everyone who knew her.

Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation.

Joines-Appleby Funeral Home of Newman is in charge of arrangements.

Tim Lewsader wrote on March 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm


Thanks for sharing those words.  Mom touched the hearts of many.  Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated. 

Jayme & Tim

RICHARD.CLAPP wrote on February 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

At the present time it doesn't look like I can make it home for either the visitation of the funeral. Sure wish I could. Sandy was one of the nicest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime. Even as a kid growing up, she was quiet (most of the time LOL) and I certainly remember having a lot of good times together. Though we mourn her passing, her suffering has now ended and she is in the arms of God with no more pain. I know she will be waiting when I get there and I will get to see her again for eternity. I love you all, and am praying for you.