Sandra Sue Antey (73) of Newton


Published on August 25 2014 5:01 am

Sandra Sue Antey, 73, of Newton died at 11:15am Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her home.

Private family services will be held with burial in the Ste. Marie Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois, 800 East Locust, Olney, IL 62450.

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Sandra was born February 25, 1941 in Jasper County Illinois the daughter of Earl Dave and Nora Francis (Heady) Rife.  She married Donald Antey on November 24, 1973 in Newton, IL and he survives. Sandy had been involved in many businesses through the years and worked as security guard Newton Power Station. She and Donnie have owned and operated the River Park Motel in Newton for many years. Sandy would like to be remembered as fun loving and always had a sense of humor.

Sandy is survived by: Husband of 40 years – Donnie Antey of Newton, IL...Daughter – Reginna Lynn Antey of St Louis, MO...Sisters – Glenda Ballinger of Celina, OH, Karen (Keith) Speckman of Celina, OH and Patty (David) Webster of Newton, IL...Brothers – Cloyce (Norma) Rife of Dieterich, IL, Bill (Norma) Rife of Atwater, CA, Steve Rife of Jacksonville, IL and John Rife of Palm Springs, CA...several nieces and nephews...and good friend Norma Jean Hall.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Loren Dale Rife, Ira J. “Bud” Rife and a brother-in-law Robert Ballinger.