Sally Courtney, 78, of Youngsville, Pa., died at the family residence near Chandlers Valley after an extended illness on May 30, 2013, surrounded by family.
Born on Feb. 23, 1935, in Warren, Pa., to the late Edward and Grace Cuthber-son Morse.
Sally is survived by her sisters: Mabel (Late Bill) Horner of Youngsville, Pa., Kathleen (Late Terry) Barton of Youngsville, Pa., and Mary Akif of Warren, Pa.; her four daughters: Beverly (Edgar) Robertson of Durham, N.C., Candy (Michael) O'Dell of Columbus, Pa., Penny (Douglas) Courtney-White of Sugar Grove, Pa., and Lisa (Robert) Craig of Freder-icksburg, Va.; her son, Timothy (Kimberly) Court-ney of Sugar Grove, Pa.; grandchildren: Allen Sliter of Florida, Jamie Lawson of Corry, Pa., Courtney Law-son of Erie, Pa., Bryan (Veronica) Lawson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Erin Baumgardner of Oregon, Shaun (Danette) Courtney of Russell, Pa., Katelynn (Rob) Sorrell of Marienville, Pa., Makenzee Court-ney and Jaycob Courtney both of Youngsville, Pa., and Joslin (Jenny) Courtney of Sugar Grove, Pa. Sally also had two step grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as "GG."
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Tom Courtney, whom she mar-ried on Oct. 13, 1952, and died on Dec. 10, 2000; her sister, Kay Conroy of New Jersey; and her grand-daughter, Melissa Court-ney, of Sugar Grove, Pa.
Sally attended Warren High School and remained active with classmates attending monthly class reunion luncheons. She worked at and retired from Warren State Hospital. She enjoyed cooking for friends, family and a variety of organizations.
Sally had been an active member of Youngsville Chapter No. 478, Order of the Eastern Star, serving that organization in several capacities including worthy matron. She was a member of the Youngsville American Legion Auxiliary, Warren Moose Club, and Amaranth. Additionally, Sally was a proud member and active with the Farrahettes of Farrah Grotto and was instrumental in coordinating and conduct-ing social activities which brought joy to residents of local group homes.
Sally was a volunteer with Hospice of Warren County; the same agency whose invaluable services she herself received at the end of her long, memorable life, and she also supported the Victim Impact Panel in memory of her granddaughter, Melissa Court-ney.
Friends and family will be received at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Saturday from 6-8 p.m., Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and also for one hour prior to a funeral service, which will be held there on Monday, (June 3) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, pastor of the Rouse Warren Co. Home, officiat-ing. Graveside services will follow at the Chandlers Valley Cemetery. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 478 will conduct their ritual on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365, and/or Melissa Courtney Scholarship Fund, c/o Northwest Savings, Warren, PA 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome. net.