Amy Lynn Fancher, age 34, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Shelby County, Illinois. As a dandelion dispenses a seed to ensure existence beyond death, Amy will live on through her children Devan, Lacey, and Elizebeth.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. Judy Poe will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. Burial will be at Watson Cemetery in Watson, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pagel Funeral Homes, 100 N Olive St. St. Elmo, Illinois, 62458 to help with funeral expenses. The family requests that guests wear jeans and Chicago Cubs shirts to the service.
Amy was born on April 13, 1985 in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Sinkler Jr. and Kimberly (Pontious) Sinkler. Amy was an excellent cook, a diehard Cubs fan, enjoyed adult coloring, doing makeovers with her twin daughters, and spending time with family and friends. Amy was very protective of her family. Amy’s true passion in life was children, especially her own. She was always the fun adult because she never lost her child-like sense of wonder and was often having as much fun as the kids. Many have witnessed and benefitted from her desire to help and care for others. She never turned away anyone in need. Amy never wanted anyone to feel un-loved and welcomed others to whatever she had, even if she was struggling also. Her gentle spirit often meant that she had several extra kids staying in her home. Amy’s death will leave a hole in the lives of those who knew and loved her. But, each act of kindness done in her memory will continue her legacy.
Amy is survived by her parents, Robert Sinkler of Effingham, Illinois and Kimberly Sinkler of Watson, Illinois; son, Devan Pontious of Heartville, Illinois; twin daughters, Lacey Goldstein of Heartville, Illinois, Elizebeth Goldstein of Heartville, Illinois; five brothers, Kyle Sinkler of Effingham, Illinois, Jimmy Hickman of Watson, Illinois, Ricky Boerckel of Watson, Illinois, Ryan Sinkler of Wayfield, Missouri, Tim Deutsch of Wayfield, Illinois; two sisters, April Sinkler Bryan of Edgewood, Illinois, Amelia Sinkler of Mason, Illinois; paternal grandmother, Nancy (Ivan) Miller of Louisville, Illinois; maternal grandparents, Norman and Gayle Pontious Sr. of Iola, Illinois; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Amy was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Sinkler Sr. and maternal grandmother, Darlene Pontious.