Sally W. Hedrick

OREGON – Sally W. Hedrick (nee Welty) passed away on Nov. 2, 2017 after a prolonged battle with Frontotemporal Degeneration, a type of dementia. Sally lived a life full of love, service and faith in the many communities she was a member of throughout her life.

Sally was born in Chicago in 1944 and raised in Dixon through high school. After studying at both Illinois State University & Northern Illinois University, she moved to Chicago, where she went to work as a legal secretary at the firm of Bistec and Foccini. After spending some time in London, Sally spent the majority of her career as a paralegal at UOP, Inc. in Des Plaines, where she met her husband Brian, whom she married in 1981.

Sally then settled in Rolling Meadows with Brian to raise a family, where she was an active member of St. Colette Catholic Church. Upon retirement, Sally moved to Oregon, and became involved with the local community and St. Mary Catholic Church.

Sally will be remembered for her loving and caring attitude to all those around her, be they stranger, family or friend. Always striving to be a shining example of her strong Catholic faith, Sally never hesitated when she saw there was something she could to do help someone in need.

Sally is survived by her husband Brian, children Joe and Molly, sisters Jeri Sue Welty and Mary Lynn Welty Abhalter, good friend Sylvia Follet and many cousins, nephews and nieces. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters Diane Welty Lenz and Dona Welty Billingsley; and parents David and Gerry Welty. She will be missed greatly by all those whose life she impacted.

Visitation was on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon.  

Funeral services were on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 beginning with a 10 a.m. prayer service in the Jones Funeral Home followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bales officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. In lieu of flowers memorials donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois.

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