Sally A. (Burns) Rees

Born: Wed., Feb. 2, 1927
Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2012


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2013
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 04, 2013
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

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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.

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   Posted Tue January 01, 2013

stewart brown
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
To Walter and the extended Rees family: It was an honor and a pleasure to participate in Sara's medical care. She and the rest of the Rees family will always have a special place in my heart. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and in the days, weeks and months ahead. Dr C

Debbie Dickerson
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Uncle Walter,Elizabeth,Gordan, Carol, Dennis

I know how much you all loved Aunt Sarah and how much she loved you guys!

One thing is for sure, she never held back! So, many times she told me how much she loved me and how beautiful I was! (Her words) She always said she raised 2 girls in the north! But, she had 2 girls in the south as well that she counted as hers as well!

I will always remember how much she loved me... And her beautiful smile!

Love, Debbie

Patricia (Carey) Glass
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Dear Family,
I was saddened to hear of Sally's passing, she was such a dear lady. I remember how thoughtful and generous she was when my great aunt, Hilda Miller, lived across the street from her. Sally was always keeping a watchful and kind eye on Aunt Hilda. My prayers are with you all,
Sincerely, Patricia (Carey) Glass

Mike Orr
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
I'm saddened to hear of Sally's passing. The Rees family and ours were always closely connected. What a wonderful family. I remember fondly each and every one of them. I'm not sure mom thought more highly of anyone in her circle of friends than Sally. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ron & Stella Medinger
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Our sympathies go out to Sally's family. We never had the pleasure of meeting her, but her granddaughter, Melissa, illustrates what a wonderful role model Sally was in her life.
May she rest in peace.

David Robert Myers
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Sincere condolences, to the Family - For a Grand Lady, who always was kind to me !

Bob Flowers
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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