Joan A. “Sandy” Defenbaugh, 90, of Peoria, IL dies

Joan A. “Sandy’ Defenbaugh, 90, of Peoria passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018.
She was born on January 10, 1928, the daughter of Chris Daniel and Irene Frank Allenbach. She was married to William Ellwood Defenbaugh Sr. on June 17, 1949.
She graduated from Ferry Hall in Lake Forrest, Illinois, and Mt. Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C., and worked at the Peoria Credit Bureau. She was a member of the Junior League of Peoria and she performed volunteer work at Forrest Park Foundation and Institute of Medicine and Rehabilitation and was a past member of Methodist Hospital Service. She was a member of and taught Sunday school at First Federated Church of Peoria. In recent years she was a champion at playing Bridge.
She is survived by Bill Defenbaugh Jr. of Ely and Ann Defenbaugh, and two grandchildren: Elise and Hannah Defenbaugh.
. She was preceded in death by son Chris and her husband.
Memorial services will held at First Federated Church on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.