Sandra Sommerfield

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Sandra A. “Sandy” Sommerfield, nee Jones, 70, of Belleville, IL, born March 14, 1949, in Leavenworth, KS, died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at her residence.

Sandra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She loved good food and socializing with her many friends, enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, crafting and flower gardening. She had a contagious smile and personality that could brighten any room. Nothing was more important to her in her later years than loving, caring for and attending her grandchildren’s many activities and events. She was also known for championing the causes for special needs children; taking an active role in bringing about awareness and providing suggestions to local school boards to enable advancements and improvements to their curriculums more suited to their unique educational, social and spiritual needs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Robert “Bob” Sommerfield, whom she married on May 30, 1970, and who died on April 8, 2013; her parents, Paul F. Jones and Charlotte A., nee Leeman, Jones; her father-in-law, Robert Sommerfield; her mother-in-law, Mary Sommerfield; a sister-in-law, Joyce Sommerfield; and a brother-in-law, Bryon Sommerfield.

Surviving are two children, Robert “Brent” (Stacey) Sommerfield of Millstadt, IL,
and Amy C. Sommerfield of Belleville;
three grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, and Carly Sommerfield;
two brothers, Paul F. Jr. “Rusty” (Terry) Jones and William “Bill” (Donna) Jones;
a sister-in-law, Shelly Sommerfield;
dear friends, Judy Layman and Elaine Lensing;
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10:15 a.m. graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


8 Comments on Sandra Sommerfield

Dan Layman said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2020 at 2:50 PM

I am sorry for your loss. May the peace and comfort of Christ be with all of you.

  • Granville
  • OH
Judy Costello said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2020 at 8:53 PM

So sorry for your loss Brent. My prayers are with you at this most difficult time

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Scott Buchanan said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2020 at 2:55 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God Bless your family and friends.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Carrie said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2020 at 8:41 PM

RIP momma Sommerfield, you will always be loved and never forgotten , you will always be the brownie queen ..... my thoughts and prayers are with the family!!!!

  • Caseyville
  • Illinois
Judy Layman said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Sandy, my best friend. I am going to miss you so much, life will never be the same without you. We shared so much together over the past 30 years, good times, sad times, laughter and tears. You were so kind to everyone. I am so fortunate to call you my friend. I love you dearly and will cherish the memories we made and hold them close to my heart forever. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Scot said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Aunt Sandy is one of the kindest people I have ever known. I will miss her laugh and the love she always showed me and my family. I am happy she is out of pain and reunited and laughing with Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sommerfields. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Olathe
  • KS
Elaine Lensing said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2020 at 12:07 AM

Sandy was my "best friend" for 30 years. We laughed together so many times. I will miss her terribly. Sandy found the good in each of us. Sympathy to all in your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rhonda said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2020 at 6:37 PM

Sandy was a very dear friend to me. I met her thru her daughter Amy. May you Rear in peace with Bob. You will be miss . Prayers goes out to the family of Sandy.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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