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Sandra "Sandy" J. Nilges, age 63 of St. Martins, formerly of Linn, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at her residence.
Sandy was born on November 21, 1951, in St. Louis, a daughter to the late Robert Lechner and Genevieve (Crowe) Lechner who survives of Hillsboro.
Sandy graduated high school in St. Louis and later attended Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City.
On June 26, 2003, she was united in marriage to Carl V. Nilges in Jefferson City. He survives of the home.
Sandy worked in the driver's license division of the Missouri Department of Revenue for 26 years before retiring.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith. Sandy enjoyed traveling, going out for ice cream, cooking especially goulash and roast beef, crocheting, watching soap operas and swimming. She loved her dogs but her greatest joy was spending time with her friends and family.
In addition to her mother and spouse, Sandy is survived by: two sons, Richard Jaegers and his wife Joyce of Linn and Scott Jaegers and his wife Jenny of Holts Summit; one step-son, James Nicholas Nilges and his wife Nikky of Linn; one daughter, Lisa Veltrop and her husband Matt of Taos; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Reyes and her husband Tom of Monroe City; one brother, Jimmy Lechner of Hillsboro; two sisters, Cathy Dennis and her husband Barry of Hillsboro and Debbie Black and her husband Jeff of Hillsboro; six grandchildren, Dilian Jaegers, Tristen Jaegers, Austin Veltrop, Cole Jaegers, Jace Veltrop and Max Jaegers; four step-grandchildren, Mason, Zac and Zoe Reyes and Harlow Mae Nilges and a grandson due in December as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a nephew, Jeremy Dennis and her dog, Alex.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Linn Public Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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