ALBANY – Sally A. Rees, age 85, Albany, went to be with The Lord Sunday morning at home following an illness. Born in Nashville, TN, she moved to Indiana in 1942. Sally was a waitress during the 1950’s at various locations locally and out of town. She started her own residential and commercial cleaning business and operated until the mid 1990’s when her health began to fail. Sally was a member of Albany Christian Church and will be remembered for her compassion and desire to help others. She enjoyed flowers, cooking, and painting ceramics.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Walter E. Rees; 2 sons: Gordon Rees and Dennis Rees, Albany; 2 daughters: Carol Richards (husband: Stan) and Liz Rees, Albany; 3 grandchildren: Keylee Wright and Melissa Wright, Indianapolis, and Renee Walters, Redkey; a great-grandchild: Carter James Ayers, Redkey; several nephews and nieces including Debbie Dickerson (husband: David), Rockvale, TN, and Bobbie Jo Bass (husband: Stephen), Fayette, AL; also, special friends: Iris Bennett and Cathy Cunningham, Albany.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Jack & Margaret Burns; 2 grandchildren: Jeremy Wright and Melanie Hodgson; 2 brothers: Tommy and Robert Burns, and 2 sisters: Evelyn Hand and Catherine Huff.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany. Burial will take place at Strong Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Albany Christian Church or American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank Dr. Stewart C. Brown, Dr. Joseph Spahr, and Ball Memorial Hospital Hospice Program for their care during Sally’s illness.