Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sandra J. “Sandy” Ehlers, 60, of Davenport, will be 6p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport. The family will greet friends Thursday from 4p.m. until 6p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue or Gigi’s Playhouse. Sandy passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Davenport.
Sandra J. Leftwich was born on September 27, 1957 in Rock Island, a daughter of Earl and Joan (Talbot) Leftwich. She was united in marriage to Kenneth “Butch” Ehlers on May 13, 1978 at Church of Peace, Rock Island.
Sandy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and trying to grow exotic plants and flowers. Sandy also enjoyed rock n roll music, especially Bob Seger, Delbert McClinton, and Tom Petty and attending concerts. She was an animal lover, having dogs and cats when her children were young.
Survivors include her husband, Butch, Davenport, children: Eric (Rachel) McCoy, East Moline, Ken (Stephanie) Ehlers II, Davenport, and Mandy (Daniel) Garcia, San Antonio, Texas, grandchildren: Miguel, Julia, Katie, Jack, and Christian, and one due at the end of July; her mother, Joan Tompkins, brothers, Steven Dufur, Moline, David Dufur, Warrenville, IL, and Ken Tompkins, Davenport; and a special friend, Sue Brattain, Rock Island.
She was preceded in death by her father.