Marcella "Sally" Cooley

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Marcella "Sally" Cooley of Valparaiso, peacefully entered into eternal life at home, surrounded by family on July 21, 2013 at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sally is survived by her loving husband of over 62 years, Robert. They were married in Portsmouth, VA on October 21, 1950. Sally was born in Rensselaer, IN on March 12, 1932. She graduated from Teftt High School in 1950. Sally worked at Valpo University bookstore and at Tittles Grocery in Valparaiso. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church of Valparaiso and St. Josephs of Lakeland, FL. Sally was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta Flanagan; father, Russell Hall; and stepfather, Wyvil Flanagan. Sally is lovingly remembered by her son, Gregory (Theresa) Cooley of Wanatah, IN; daughter, Pamela (Michael) Thomas of Valparaiso, IN; and daughter Kay Lynn Cooley of Fishers, IN; granddaughters: Jill Cooley, Jennifer Cooley, Megan (Chad) Schultz, Brittany Cooley, Natalie Thomas, and Jana Cooley; and great grandson, Mason Lucas Schultz; as well as many loving family and friends. Sally and Bob spent many happy years after retirement at their winter residence at Lake Point Village in Mulberry, FL where they developed lasting friendships with many good friends. Sally truly enjoyed her grandchildren, entertaining friends and family, playing cards, dancing and traveling. She took up golf late in life and was so very proud of her first "Eagle" at age 71. Sally was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd. with Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. To sign a guestbook for Sally, please visit:

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Bartholomew Funeral Home - Valparaiso
102 E. Monroe St.  Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Published in The Times on July 23, 2013
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