Sarah “Sally” Ellen Owens, 92, of Sparta, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL; born on May 2, 1928 in Billett, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at home.
Sally loved children and enjoyed their company. Cliff and Sally were one of the couples that helped start and operate the Sunshine Corner in Marissa. She always had you leaving with a smile on your face with her saying, “see you later alligator, after awhile crocodile”. She was the type of person that always went out of her way to help others.
Sally was preceded in death by her Parents – Reverend Frank W. and Elsie (Harris) Tredway. First husband – Clelan Harrell. Three brothers – Hobart, George and Dale Tredway. One sister – Frances Howard.
She is survived by her husband – Clifford Owens to whom she married in October of 1983. Two children – William Harrell of Tempe, AZ and Belinda (David) Diecker of Marissa, IL. Five grandchildren – Amanda Harrell, Jeffrey Harrell, Ryan (Suzette) Diecker, Christina (John Gerger) Diecker, and Andrew (Alison Innes) Diecker. Three great grandchildren – Connor, Madison and Adeline. Two step great grandchildren – Fin and Marlee. One sister – Martha (Bob) Philips of Ocklawaha, FL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sonshine Corner or Marissa Methodist Church.
Visitation: Due to COVID-19 restrictions that have been put in place, a private visitation will be held for the family.
Funeral: Public graveside services will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.