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Loretta "Ret" Sally

August 29, 1948 ~ March 9, 2012 (age 63)
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   Loretta June "Ret" Sally, 63, of 2701 Harrison, Quincy, died at 9:21 a.m. Friday (March 9, 2012) in St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

   Born August 29, 1948 in Clayton, Illinois, Ret was the daughter of Tom and Nina Davis Sally. She entered into a civil union with Michaelene Howard on July 1, 2011 in Quincy. She survives.

   Ret was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Quincy where she served on the Board of Directors. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Ret also enjoyed crossword puzzles and had a passion for country music, singing and playing the guitar. She won a singing contest sponsored by Motorola in Quincy several years ago.

   A 1966 graduate of Payson Seymour High School, Ret was employed as a supervisor at Motorola  until their closing and then at Micro Energy. In 1987 she went to work at Harris Corp . as an Electronic Board Specialist, retiring in February 2007 after 20 years.

   Survivors include her wife, Michaelene Howard; three sisters, Zada Brown (Chester) of Payson, IL, Sheila Hankins of Payson, IL and Wilma Huffman of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Monita Nye and Maxine Sally; and six brothers, Rodney Sally, Merle Sally, Monte Sally, James Sally, Tom Sally and Kenny Wiar.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 in the Church of the Holy Spirit,16th & Locust, Quincy , by the Rev. Cathy Owens, Rev. Myrna Whitley and Rev. Bobby Riney.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the Church of the Holy Spirit.

   Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit.
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