Roxann “Roxie” Santanello (nee Yocks) of Swansea, IL passed away May 8, 2023, at Mercy Rehab, Swansea, IL.
She was 81, born May 1, 1942, in Belleville, IL. Roxann was the daughter of Clifford and Florence Yocks (nee McDonald).
Mom graduated from Belleville Township where she was a Cheerleader for the Maroons, on Prom Court and a Majorette/Baton Twirler for the Bellettes Drum and Bugle Corps. She was also known as “Foxie Roxie” in her younger years.
Mom was so fun-loving and would help anyone that asked. We will miss her forever!
Roxann started her Career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an Executive Secretary. She retired when her division moved to Texas. She then worked for Norton & Bonifield in Belleville, IL and Keefe & DePauli in Fairview Heights, IL. She was also a member of Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Flo Yocks, Brother-In-Law Al Charlton and Sister-In-Law Gina Yocks.
Surviving are her two Children, Terri Dambacher of Swansea, IL and Billy (Valerie) Santanello of Belleville, IL.
Proud Grandmother of: Derek (Melissa) Santanello, Logan (Shelby) Santanello, Ricky (Zoe) Dambacher, Lauren Lambertson, and Nate Lewin.
Great Grandmother of: Alayna and Caleb Santanello, Jaidyn, Madisyn and Paityn Lambertson, and her grand dogs Sparky and Bella.
Roxann was 1 of 9 Children in the Yocks Family. Survived by Sisters: Inez (Bob) Moroni, Jeanette (Curt Agne) Miles, Bernice (Roy) Northcutt, Donna Loeffler, Myrna Charlton, Kim (Rick) Yocks Coates. Brothers: Terry Yocks, Doug (Mary) Yocks,
and many nieces and nephews.
A Family Celebration of her life will be held later.