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Sallie A. Kelley

January 6, 2016

Rossville—Sallie A. Kelley, 61, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Rossville.

She was born March 4, 1954 at Topeka the daughter of Cornelius and Lorraine Gale Lee Cummings. She was raised in Rossville and graduated from Rossville High School. Sallie lived most of her life in the Rossville community.

Sallie had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Payless Distribution Center for 28 years and the past five years at Frito Lay all in Topeka. She was an avid KSU fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Mark and a sister Sue.

Survivors include her daughter, Waunita (Gary) Smith, Rossville; her son, Shawn (DeeAnna) Kelley, Wathena; siblings, Michael (Barbara) Cummings, Topeka (Willard), Ellen (James) McFarland, Carbondale, Alice (Ron) Andrick, Topeka and Amy (Chris) Rawejasli, Topeka; 3 grandchildren, Mark Smith, Darcy Smith and Molly Kelley.

Inurnment graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 14, 2016
at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. A family visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Piper Funeral Chapel in Rossville. Memorial contributions may be made in Sallie’s name for her grandchildren’s educational fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 642, Rossville, Kansas 66533

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13 thoughts on “Sallie A. Kelley

  1. I know I have moved and haven’t seen everyone for so long. Sallie was such a wonderful person growing up and a great friend to have. She was a great sister, mother and friend. I have missed seeing her and sorry I haven’t lately but please remember the memories as they will get you thru. Sallie helped me a lot when I lost my brother – just to have a person to talk to. Prayers to everyone

  2. I watched Sallie grow up across from my childhood home into a hard working young woman who raised two wonderful children. She always spoke whenever we saw each other. It is sad to lose someone so young but keep your memories close and in time they will be less painful.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss. It can be hard to find the right words to say at a time like this. Thankfully, we can echo the stregthening thoughts that we find in the Bible. At Revelation 21:4 it tells us that the God of all comfort will soon do away with all suffering, sickness, tears, and death. Along with what we read at John 5: 28, 29 we have a solid hope for the future. Until then, may your loving memories bring you relief during this difficult time. Your family has my sincerest condolences.

  4. I have know Sallie my whole life she was family to me even though we weren’t related she will be missed by a lot of people she impacted everyone she came into contact with but she is in a better place and will always be in our hearts

  5. Waunita,Shawn,and family,
    Sorry for your all’s loss god took another one to young to be his angel but she’s at peace and no more pain and suffering.
    Well I got the wonderful pleasure of meeting Sally while living in Rossville and down the street from them for many years. She was a wonderful mother always going to watch her children or grandchildren in all there sport event’s. She always had a friendly smile or wave to everyone that she ever meant. And was a great friend and she will be greatly missed until we meet again one day RIP SALLY

  6. We ALL loved her so much. She was a terrific mother, grandmother and friend to so many people. Shawn and Waunita are the amazing, truthful and kind people they are today due to Sallie’s guidance and unconditional love. Her legacy will live on!

  7. Wuanita, Shawn & families,
    Sallie was a one in a million, a diamond in the rough and one of the best people we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing for so long. She always had a smile, something good to say or a helping hand for anybody. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in your loss. May she rest in peace and God Speed……..until we meet again ole’ friend!
    ~The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr. ~ Mick, Tami & Haylie Jo

  8. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. Sally was one of the kindest souls I have ever met. She was not just a mother, sister, grandmother and aunt to those around her but also a friend. My heart aches at the loss of such a beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of heartache and loss.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Sallie for 12 years. She was a very special person, and friend. She will be greatly missed.

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