SALLY M. GAWTHROP, 82, of rural Wolf Lake, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4 a.m., at The Oaks, Columbia City where she was admitted on April 11, 2014. Born Jan. 29, 1932, in Noble County, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Homer and Mabel (Boner) Barr. Her formative years were spent in the Wolf Lake area. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1950. On Nov. 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to James D. Gawthrop. They made their home in Noble County. She worked for several years at Monsanto in Ligonier. For seven years, the couple owned and operated the Dairy Sweet Drive-In in Wolf Lake. She was a life member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that was loved and appreciated by her family. She enjoyed flower gardening, fabric piecing for quilts and reading. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jim; a son, David (Betty Jo) Gawthrop of Elkhart; a daughter, Mary Jo (Mike) Bolin of Wolcottville; grandchildren, Ryan, Rodney, Richard, and Reid Gawthrop, Jason and Joshua Fulford and Courtney and Jeremiah Gawthrop; and two sisters, Betty (Carl) McKee of Terre Haute and Sandy (Woody) Halsey of Woodburn. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Gawthrop; and a brother, Glenn Barr. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 S. Main St., Wolf Lake, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas. Preferred memorials to Wolf Lake Baptist Church or Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.smithand sonsfuneralhome.com
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Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 N Main St
Columbia City, IN 46725
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 1, 2014