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Sally Jo Hopper

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Hopper Sally Jo Hopper, age 60, of Galena, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus following a two year battle against cancer. She was born on July 4, 1956 in Kenton to Guy W. Heil and Patty (Jerew) Basinger both of Kenton. Sally graduated from Kenton High School in 1974. She went on to earn degrees from Columbus Business University and The Ohio State University, during which time she met her husband to be Thomas W. Hopper. She served in the US Navy and Navy Reserves retiring as Lt Commander. Sally was a dedicated senior accountant with The Ohio State University Alumni Association and served as the Zoning and Planning Commission Clerk for the village of Galena for almost 30 years. She enjoyed a passion for Scouting, serving as assistant scoutmaster of her son's Troop 387 and had previously been their den leader with Pack 247. Not one for the sidelines, Sally was an active participant in all that she did. She was also attended Liberty Presbyterian Church. Determined and fiercely loyal she was an amazing wife and mother. She also enjoyed crafts, traveling, and looking forward to the next Scouting adventure. Sally was someone you always wanted on your side. Most proud of her family, she will be remembered as a fighter and for her extraordinary ways. In addition to her parents Sally is also survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, Thomas; sons, Andrew N. and Zachary W. Hopper; brother, Ashley S. (Kathy) Heil of Kenton; nephew, Austin C. Heil; nieces, Jessica A. (Jesse) Denardo, Kristin L. (Brian) Ulrich; and great-nephews, Avery, Conrad, and Cooper. She was preceded in death by her daughter Abigail, Andrew's twin in 1997. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Friday funeral service at the DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scout Troop 387, 5860 Cheshire Rd., Galena, Ohio 43021. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 25, 2017
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