Sarah 'Sallie' Hoefling
Sarah J. "Sallie" Hoefling, 81, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.
Born December 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Anna (Gootee) Williams. A graduate of Washington Catholic High School, she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Science degrees from Indiana University School of Education. She retired as a fourth grade teacher, having taught for 30 years at Washington Catholic Elementary and North Elementary. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Monday Afternoon Club, Tri Kappa, Arts and Flowers Garden Club, and the Divine Will Prayer Group. She was an avid reader and golfer.
Sallie was preceded in death by her husband, John J. (Jack) Hoefling, whom she married on October 22, 1953. She is survived by two sons, Lee (Karen) Hoefling, of Washington and David (Franny) Hoefling, of Washington; one daughter, Lynn (Jeff) Stafford, of Monroe City; six grandchildren, Sarah (Derek) Graber, of Evansville, Amy (Brian) Cortez, of Marietta, Ga., Ryan Russell, of Evansville, Lauren (Justin) Wilson, of Washington, Nicholas (Melissa) Russell, of Washington, and Emily (John) Crouch, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 12 great-grandchildren, Ava, Jack, and Lily Graber, of Evansville, Zoe Cortez, of Marietta, Ga., Zabree, Brooklyn, Kingston, and Aaralyn Russell, of Evansville, Dominic, Leo, and Cecilia Wilson, of Washington, and Bella Russell, of Washington.
Surviving are two sisters, Carol (Bill) Olsen, of Washington and Mary Lynn (Rodney) Bell, of Jasper; as well as sister-in-law, Linda Myers, of Washington. She is preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Clark; and three brothers, Joseph, PJ, and Bill Williams.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Reverend Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with a wake service beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to St. John Cemetery 101 North Meridian Street Washington, Indiana 47501 and to the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 760 Washington, Indiana 47501
Published in Courier Press on Mar. 20, 2014