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Lucile 'Sally' Pletsch

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 10:18 a.m. CDT

MCNABB — Lucile “Sally” Marie Pletsch, 95, of McNabb passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry.

Sally was born June 1, 1917, in Jewel, Iowa to Harold and Ethel (McCord) Fay. She married Robert L. Pletsch on Oct. 14, 1939.

She graduated in 1932 from Hopkins High School in Granville. She was a waitress and cook at Swains Restaurant in McNabb and a life-long Putnam County resident. Sally was also an avid golfer and a member of Edgewood Golf Course.

Sally was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and Emmaus Lutheran Church Ladies Aide. She served on the McNabb City Council from 1990 to 2011 and the McNabb Park Board from 1990 to 2011. She was a McBabba charter member, an election judge for Putnam County, a longtime volunteer for the Putnam County Historical Society, and also a member of the Illinois Valley Quilting Guild and Covered Bridge Quilting Guild. On May 9, 1999, Sally received a life-time membership in the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging Gallery of Ageless Achievers.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd (Karen) Pletsch of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sons-in-laws, Ben Day and Denny Chambers; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert L. Pletsch; two daughters, Patricia Day and Judith Chambers; and two brothers, Earl Fay and Carlton Fay.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, McNabb, with the Rev. Ann Ziegert officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, McNabb.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dysart–Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Emmaus Lutheran Church in McNabb.

Pallbearers will be Tony Day, Bill Day, A.J. Chambers, Christopher McQuillan, Benjamin Day and Ryan Day. Honorary pallbearer will be Jennifer Ibarra.

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