May 20, 1915 — May 20, 2008
Grethel Sallee, age 93, of Willard, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 on her 93rd birthday.
She was born May 20, 1915 in Bays, Kentucky to the late Marlen and Bessie (Roark) Back and has lived in Willard for the past 56 years.
She was retired from the Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard. She was a member of the Church of the God of Prophecy in Marion. She loved to go to church and enjoyed making quilts for her family.
She is survived by 8 sons, Melvin (Joyce) Back of FL, Frank (Norma) Sallee of FL, Kelly (Mary) Sallee of Willard, Paul (Donna) Sallee of FL, Ernie (Deb) Sallee of Shelby, Larry Sallee of North Fairfield, Donnie (Connie) Sallee of Willard and Dale (Vickie) Sallee of Crestline; 3 daughters, Jewel (Ellis) Sturgill of North Fairfield, Louise (Raymond) Adams of Willard and Bernita (Alvin) Weiss of Willard; 31 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Gene Back of Kentucky and Ronald Back of Georgia; 2 sisters, Reavel Montgomery of Michigan and Evalena Puckett of Michigan.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Sallee in 1984; a daughter Ella M. Gray in 2008; 6 brothers; and 5 sisters.
Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The funeral service will be Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Church of the God of Prophecy on Austin Drive in Willard at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Scott Adams officiating.
Burial will follow at the Greenfield Township Cemetery in Steuben, Ohio. Memorial expressions my be made to the Church of the God of Prophecy in Marion, Ohio.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.