WOLF LAKE — Sally M. Gawthrop, 82, a resident of rural Wolf Lake, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at The Oaks, Columbia City, where she was admitted on April 11.
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She was born January 29, 1932, in Noble County, Indiana, 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 November 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, Elkhart; a daughter, Mary Jo (Mike) Bolin, Wolcottville; grandchildren, Ryan, Rodney, Richard and Reid Gawthrop, Jason and Joshua Fulford and Courtney and Jeremiah Gawthrop; and two sisters, Betty (Carl) McKee, Terre Haute and Sandy (Woody) Halsey, Woodburn.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Gawthrop, and a brother, Glenn Barr.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 S. Main St., Wolf Lake. Burial will be in the Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Wolf Lake Baptist Church or Heartland Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 N Main St Columbia City, IN 46725
Published in KPCNews on May 1, 2014