Sally Ann Martin Leahy
Sally Ann Martin Leahy, 71, of Normal, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at her home, with family members by her side.
A mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Epiphany Catholic Church in Normal, Ill. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home with the rosary recited at 7 p.m. and for an hour prior to the mass, Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Normal.Masses may be offered in Sally’s name or memorials may be made to Epiphany Catholic Church or to Advocate BroMenn Hospice or Homecare.
Sally was born Aug. 2, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa. Her parents were Bernard J. Martin and Wanda McBain Martin. She grew up in Des Moines, Ia. graduating from St. Joseph's Academy High School in 1959. She was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1962. Sally married Michael Leahy at St. John's Catholic Church, Des Moines, Ia. on December 28, 1963. She worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines until the family moved to Bloomington/Normal. She then worked at Mennonite Hospital in the Long Term and Home Care units. In 1980 she began working with Mennonite Hospice, having taught the first classes on Hospice Care at that Hospital. She worked in the Bromenn/Mennonite Home Care and Hospice unit until retiring in 2006. Sally was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, Ill., active in the School Club and Altar Society, having served as President of each organization. She helped start Epiphany's Children's Church program and Natural Family Planning classes offered by the church. In recent years, she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Sally enjoyed playing Bridge, cross stitching, traveling, and was passionate about nursing, particularly Home Care and Hospice. She gave her patients care and support up until she retired. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and loved spending time with her family and friends. No one was ever a stranger at Sally's house and never left her house hungry.
She is survived by her husband, Michael, and children, Joseph and fiancee Julie Alison, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Kristine (Michael) Morris, Bloomington, Ill.; Kathleen (Randy) Chatman, Lisle, Ill., Patrick, Lisle, Ill.; grand children Anna and Daniel Morris, Michelle, Gabrielle, Mary and Sarah Chatman; sisters Doris (John) Wilson, Scottsdale, Az.; Peggy (Bob) Casper, Winterset, Ia.; brother John Martin, Winterset, Ia.; sister-in-law, Sharon Martin, Phoenix, Az.; along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother James Martin, her sister Karen Austin and grandson Jacob Morris. Sally will be truly missed for her nursing skills and willingness to help others in time of need. A special thank you to Monsignor Powell, Dr. Kindred, his nurse Judy, and all of the Advocate/Bromenn Hospice Team.
Terry Wayne Plue
Terry Wayne Plue, 60, of West Palm Beach, Fla. died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill. is in charge of local arrangements. Terry was born June 11, 1952 in Bloomington, Ill., the son of Charles Wayne Smith and Betty J. Huffman Hinthorn. He married Margie Jones 26 years ago in Fla.
Terry is survived by his wife, Margie; his son, Jeremy Wayne Plue; his mother, Betty (Darwin) Hinthorn; and his sisters Tricia (Dave) Reimer and Dawn (Eric) Lilley. Also surviving are two nieces; one great-niece; four step-children; nine step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wayne; and loving grandparents Imo L. & Everett F. Huffman; and his special Aunt Nina Huffman Casey. God go with you, Terry boy. We all love you.