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Zandra L. Sidwell, 73, of Brownstown, died at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Aperion Care in St. Elmo.
A sunset memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26, at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Memorials: Second Chance Animal Rescue of Fayette County, Vandalia. Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Zandra Lea Sidwell was born on Saturday, Jan. 3, 1948, in Vandalia, to William Francis and Vernus (Chatham) Lytle of Brownstown. Zandra married Darrel Sidwell on May 10, 1968, and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage before divorcing.
Zandra was a homemaker for many years. She held many side jobs throughout the years, selling makeup and jewelry, as well as doing taxes. Later, she opened New Beginnings Resale Shop, Backroom Video and Tropical Sno in Brownstown.
She is survived by her son Darrel E. Sidwell II (wife Michelle) of Cibolo, Texas; granddaughter
Amanda Bannister (husband Brian) of Altamont; great-grandsons, Calvin and Lyndon Bannister both of Altamont; stepchildren, Brad Sidwell (wife Nikki) of Brownstown, Greg Sidwell (wife Debbie) of Brownstown, and Jill Wright of Vandalia; stepgrandchildren, Carrie Sidwell of Brownstown, Ryan Sidwell (Ketra) of Kinmundy, Sherry Sidwell of Brownstown, Breann Milano of Salem, Josh Sidwell of Vandalia and Jacob Cook of Vandalia and great-stepgrandchildren.
Zandra was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William Lytle II; and her daughter, Lynn Ann Wright.