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1937 Sallee 2022

Sallee Elmore

January 18, 1937 — December 12, 2022

Sallee Elmore was born in Beardstown, Illinois, daughter of Julius Elmore and and Ruth (Bell)Elmore, both deceased. Sister of Cleon (deceased), Rodney (California), and Jack (Pennsylvania). Mother of Susan Lynn Prieto-Welch (Jeff Welch), Cynthia Prieto, Alicia Melina Prieto (Scott French), Diana Prieto (Maricela Demirjyn), and Amy Prieto (Matt Shores). Grandmother of Alena Shores and Anthony Prieto.

Our mother was an adventurer, a traveler, an educator, a mediator, a mentor, a lover of language and a bad pun. She raised 5 strong women and was a force to be reckoned with when advocating for her “girls” or a good cause. She was a political activist who took pride in the successful challenge to gerrymandering in Michigan. As an organ donor, we already know she has helped 12 people and that would make her proud.

Services will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 11:00 am, at Colwell Memorial Home 515 S State St, Beardstown, IL 62618. Burial to follow in Beardstown Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to the Beardstown Houston Memorial Public Library 13 Boulevard Rd, Beardstown, IL 62618 or a Dolly Parton Imagination Library near you

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Colwell Memorial Home (Beardstown)


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