Velma ‘Sally’ R. Day

Velma “Sally” R. Day, 83, of West Morgan Street, Green Springs, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Green Springs, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Adams Township, the daughter of Clifford and Pearl Mae (Weihl) Lee Sr. She was a 1950 graduate of Green Springs High School.

Sally married Clayton Day Aug. 25, 1951, and he preceded her in death Jan. 9, 2006. She worked as a clerk at Bob Smith’s Drug Store, which later became the Village Store, in Green Springs for many years. She was a member of Green Springs United Methodist Church.

Sally volunteered as a police dispatcher for more than 40 years in Green Springs. During that time, she worked for Earlie Lee and Charlie Horne III, who were both chief of police. Sally was given a Proclamation Award March 9, 2013, by the Mayor of Green Springs, which proclaimed every March 9 as “Sally Day” Day. She had also received the Citizen of Green Spring Award several years ago.

Sally tended to her family, who always came first in her life. She enjoyed watching her grandson at his sporting events and her great-grandchildren’s many activities.

Sally is survived by her two children, Michael (Gail) Day and DiAnn (Lew) Kimmet; and brother, Earlie (Eleanor) Lee, all of Green Springs; three grandchildren, Amanda (Nathan) Morrison of Green Springs, Lindsay Etulain of Hanford, Calif., and Tyler (Jordan Depew) Kimmet of Green Springs; five great-grandchildren, Jack, Abram, Katelin, Ty and Ava; several nieces and nephews; and two stepgrandchildren, Alexandra and Ashleigh Osterling.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Milan Lee, Ada Mae Gittinger, Iva Laux, Jenny Sherman and Clifford Lee Jr.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, May 10, 2013, and from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St., Green Springs.

Her funeral will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Christine Tobergte officiating. Burial will follow at Green Springs Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, Green Springs United Methodist Church or the Humane Society of Sandusky County.

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