---- — Norma A. Sandy, 71, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Woodlawn, died 8:19 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her home in Mt. Vernon. She was born Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1942, in Centralia, the daughter of Leland and Alice (Smith) Zihlman. She married Nolan Sandy on Dec. 20, 1970, in Centralia, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2011. Norma was an auditor and desk manager for Best Western in Mt. Vernon and she was a member of Mt. Catherine Christian Church, the Senior Circle and the Stitchers Quilter's Club in Mt. Vernon. She is survived by two sons, Kevin Sandy and wife Debby of Dix and Ron Sandy and wife Christy of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Tamela Fields of Kingsport, Tenn. and Rhonda Sandy of Surgoinsville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Sandy and Alex Sandy of Dix, Michael Fields of Kingsport, Tenn., Jason Fields and wife Stephanie of Kingsport, Tenn., Raven McNelly and fiance Joey Upton of Mt. Vernon, Dustin Ing of Mt. Vernon, Justin Sandy of Woodlawn and Lisa Sandy of Mt. Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Lilianna of Mt. Vernon and Gracie of Kingsport, Tenn.; and sister, Nancy Reiger and husband J.R. of Henderson, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Minister Darren Periman officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Catherine Cemetery in Jefferson County. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.