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Sally B. Quakenbush

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CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Sally Benedix Quakenbush, gone to glory! Mrs. Quakenbush, of Charlotte, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born Sally "Sarah" Joan Benedix on Jan. 26, 1927 in rural Mantorville, Minn., she was the youngest of four children born to Cedric and Elsie VanTassel Benedix. At the age of 19, she moved to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute, where she met fellow student Aubrey Quakenbush. They were married in 1949, and she dedicated her life to supporting their call to the ministry, five years of which were spent at First Baptist Church in Clinton. She was the loving mother to four children who miss her tremendously. A longtime resident of Durham, she was an active member of First Baptist Church in Durham, and retired as chief personnel officer from the U.S. Army Research Office in 1986. Upon retirement, she moved back to Clinton, where she was involved in many church and civic groups. She served as minister of music at White Oak Baptist Church and was known and loved by many congregations in the Clinton area where the Rev. Quakenbush served as interim pastor. In recent years she and Aubrey have been residents of Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte. She is survived by her husband, Aubrey, her sister, Betty Jorgenson of Kasson, Minn.; her children, Cherrie Q. Shoemaker of Charlotte, Cristie Quakenbush of Clinton, Win Quakenbush of Buies Creek and Sandy Q. Milam of Springfield, Va.; and grandchildren David Shoemaker, Ann Shoemaker, Mark Quakenbush, Ruth Quakenbush, Daniel Milam and Sarah Milam. "Face to face - oh blissful moment! Face to face to see and know "Face to face with my redeemer, Jesus Christ who loves me so. "Face to face I shall behold Him, far beyond the starry sky "Face to face in all His glory, I shall see him by and by!" Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Clinton, preceded by family visitation in the social hall beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gideons International or the . Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home Weddington/Matthews Chapel of Matthews and Royal-Hall Funeral Home of Clinton.

Published in Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 1, 2010
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