Sandra L. McKee, 72, of Pecatonica, Illinois died at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Stephenson County Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.\r\r\n\r\r\n Born February 18, 1943 in Winnebago County, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don and Doris (Anderson) Whitney. Attended Winnebago High School. She married David McKee, Jr. in Pecatonica Forest Preserves on August 24, 1991. She worked at Echiman’s Processing in Seward and then at Gray’s IGA in Rockford for 24 years, retiring in 2006. She was involved in her children’s 4-H activities and enjoyed horse back riding from a young age.\r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include husband, David McKee, Jr., daughter, Carla (Tom) Hazzard; son, Mike (Pamela) Sutton; daughter, Jody (Steve) Keister, all from Pecatonica, Illinois; daughter, Linda (Tom Yuccas) Sutton, Cherry Valley, Illinois; sons David (Jannine) McKee, Shirland, Illinois, Doug (Deanna) McKee, Durand, Illinois, Dennis (Lynn) McKee, Rockton, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers Scott (Peggy) Whitney, Seward, Illinois and Steve (Barb) Whitney, Winnebago, Illinois; sister, Ann (Randy Groves) Whitney, Seward, Illinois; brother, Dave (Cindy) Whitney, Pecatonica, Illinois; sister-in-law, Wendy Whitney, Rockford, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jeff Whitney.\r\r\n\r\r\n Memorial ceremonies will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica, Illinois with Reverend Katie Voigt of Pecatonica United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until time of ceremony Saturday. Final resting place will be in Shirland Township Cemetery.