Sally J. Seeley

South Branch, Michigan
January 9, 1933 - October 22, 2019

Service Location

St. Batholomew's Episcopal Church


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
St. Batholomew Episcopal Church
789 Ryno Road
Mio, MI 48647

Obituary Notice

Sally Jean Seeley passed away peacefully on October 22, 2019 at the age of 86 at Hale Creek Manor in Hale, MI. She was born on January 9, 1933 in Saginaw, MI to Charles & Catherine (Edmond) Burr.

Sally married Richard David Seeley on June 28, 1958 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Saginaw. They were blessed with four children: Wendy (Edward) Wadowski, Charles (Carrie) Seeley, Cathy (Chris) Kipp and Kitty (Scott) DeVuyst. She was a wonderful grandmother to Jason (Stephanie) Brown, Aaron (Erin) Brown, Jon (Sarah) Wadowski, Jason Wadowski, Joe (Javinah) Wadowski, Alicia (Chris) Kreh, Courtney (Eric) Amos, Morgan Seeley, Alex, Justin, and Nathan Kipp and Shelby DeVuyst. And she was blessed to be a great grandmother of: Dakota, Payton, Ethan, Elaina, Hunter, Isla, Grant, Reagan, Jean and Josiah. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sharon (Otto) Krueger. Sally & Richard lived in Breckenridge for 35 years, retiring to Sally’s family home in South Branch, MI where they resided for 25 years.

Sally was a gifted musician with a beautiful singing voice. She loved horses and animals of all kinds and she truly loved people. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, and Central Michigan University. She was Registered Nurse at the former Saginaw General Hospital and the former Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma. In 1990 Sally studied to become a lay minister at St. Batholomew’s Episcopal Church in Mio. She continued to deliver many heartfelt sermons on God’s love into her 80’s. Sally lived her faith in Jesus, and was devoted to her husband and family. We will surely miss her, but we are confident in our hope in Christ that we will see her again.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard; her parents; sister, Peggy; sister-in-law and husband, Pauline (Francis) Arch.

Per family wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Mio with Fr. Allan Feitner officiating with inurnment in Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch. The family requests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution that they consider St. Batholomew’s Episcopal Church, 789 Ryno Road, Mio, MI 48647. Online condolences may be made at


St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
789 Ryno Road
Mio, MI 48647


Oak Grove Cemetery, South Branch, Michigan


So sorry for your loss. Was shocked and saddened by Sally’s passing. She became a good help to our mother Sue in the few months she knew her. Bless you all.
— Sue Compau family!
To my precious Godmother, Love, Joy, and Gratitude for your life and the journey we've shared for over 65 years. You faithfully reminded me how much Jesus loves me and I know Jesus is delighted to welcome you with open arms. I am sad and I will miss you in this life. One day I will see you again. Love always, Robin
— Robin Elizabeth Pelkki
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. In the 15+ years knowing her and Dick, we had many great conversations and lots grandmotherly advice. Until we meet again....
— Lori S Gulish

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