Sandra L. McGinnis (nee Lanning), 70, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home while under the care of hospice. Born August 2, 1943 in Lorain, Sandra graduated from Lorain High School.
For many years, she worked as a custodian at First United Methodist Church in Lorain. Prior to retirement, Sandra worked most recently as a bartender at the Moose Lodge #552 in Lorain for over 20 years.
She was a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Lorain, the Moose Lodge #552 in Lorain and the VFW Post 1662 in Amherst. She enjoyed playing Bingo, camping, and taking family vacations when her children were younger. She also enjoyed annual trips to Las Vegas with her husband, celebrating many anniversaries and Father’s Days there. Her greatest joy always came from spending any time with her children and grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray B., Sr.; her sons, Ray, Jr. (Tammy), of Elyria, and Mark (Becky), of South Amherst; her daughters, Kathy (Robert) Chesnick, of Lorain and Lori (James Conkle) Beecher, of Lorain; son-in-law, William Horinek, of Lorain; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Karol Casserman of Canton and Laura Colvin, of Dover, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father and his wife, Leroy and Nora Lanning; her mother and her husband, Evelyn and Victor Ragnoni; her daughter, Jodi Horinek; and her brother, Bill Bodine.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 31, 2014, from 2 until 4 P.M. and 6 P.M., until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Pastor Dorsey will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made, in her memory, to: Susan G. Komen, NE Ohio Chapter; 26210 Emery Road, Suite 307, Cleveland, OH 44128 (or www.komenneohio.org) or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area, 23215 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122.