Sandra Morrow, 62

Enjoyed art, travel, and sunsets

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Sandra (Sandi) Morrow, 62, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 7, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 2, 1955, she attended Westlake High School and received a B.S. degree in interior design from the University of Cincinnati. On the first day of freshman year, she met her future husband, Jim, while playing touch football. They fell in love and moved to Chicago after graduation. In anticipation of their first child, the couple came to Oak Park. 

Shortly after, she decided to take a hiatus from working in the big city to focus on her family, involving herself in every aspect of the girls' upbringing and volunteering in countless organizations in the community — the school PTOs, giving tours through the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, and leading three Girl Scout troops simultaneously (always the cookie mom). 

Many years later, she rejoined the workforce and continued to expand her circle of friends. She loved travel and the family's dedication to visiting each of the 50 states drove a 16-year vacation streak that was interrupted only by trips out of the country. 

She loved engaging with different forms of art, shopping for antiques, rescuing dogs, and capturing the perfect sunset picture. 

Throughout her battle with Amyloidosis, her strength never faltered. She bravely faced each challenge thrown at her with her family by her side. She was, and is, a source of inspiration to us all. We are so thankful for being part of a life well-lived, and we know so many others are as well. She truly made the world a better place, and she will be missed greatly. 

Sandra Morrow was the wife of James D. Morrow; the mother of Alexandra (Tyler) Krucas, Jessica, and Samantha Morrow; the daughter of Sophie and the late Robert Paul; the daughter-in-law of Elizabeth and the late James Morrow; the sister of Roberta Paul, Linda (Paul Bingle) Paul and Dana (Heidi) Paul; the sister-in-law of Thomas (Tami), Nick (Diane) and Anthony Morrow and Pauline (Rodney) Bullock and Annemarie (Chad) Irons; and the aunt, cousin and friend of many. 

A funeral Mass was held on Sept. 12 at Oak Park's St. Giles Church. The family appreciates memorials to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. 

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