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Sally Van Pelt

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 8, 2022 @ 2:48 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

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SALLY VAN PELT

April 12, 1927- March 6, 2022

 Sally Henry Van Pelt, 94, died on March 6, 2022 at Homestead Village in Lancaster, Pennsylvania following a brief illness.  She was married to William J. Van Pelt for 72 years; he predeceased her in September, 2020.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sally was the daughter of the late Dr. J. Harmon K. and        Emma Rose Henry. Following graduation from Germantown High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. During college, she was a member and officer of Chi Omega sorority and President of     CWENS national honorary society.

Upon graduation, Sally taught in elementary schools in the Lancaster School District and later substituted in the Manheim Township School District. She particularly enjoyed teaching kindergarten.

Sally was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, and served as a Deacon, Circle Leader and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Kindergarten Board, President of the Manheim Township Auxiliary of Lancaster General Hospital, member of the Iris Club, President of the Penn State Alumnae Club of Lancaster County, and Treasurer of Lancaster Day Care Center.

Sally enjoyed knitting, playing bridge, reading and spending summers in her Ocean City, NJ home. She was an extraordinary grandmother (“Grandmom” and “MomMom”) to her five grandchildren, and yearly hosted each at the shore for several weeks.

Sally is survived by her son, Jim (Nancy) of Cocoa Beach, FL and two daughters, Stacey (Jim) Brennan of Columbia, SC and Bobbie (Bill) Montgomery of Wayne, PA. Her five beloved grandchildren are Will (Lauren) Brennan of Columbia, SC, parents of Thompson and Joe, Jim (Lauren) Van Pelt of Winter Garden, FL, parents of James, Kate and Emily, Katy (Mac) Humphries of Columbia, SC, parents of Clark and Emma Rose, John Montgomery of Philadelphia, PA and Emma Montgomery of Salt Lake City, UT. Sally was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Henry Keller of State College, PA and is survived by her nephews and niece, John (Virginia) Keller of Australia, David (Lara) Keller of Grenada Hills, CA and Nancy Keller of Madison, WI.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers and nurses from Homestead Village and Grane Hospice, longtime housekeeper, caregiver and friend, Mildred McEllhenney, and Dr. Owen Fox, family physician.

A celebration of the lives of Sally and Bill will be held in the future. Interment of Sally’s ashes will be private at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown (Red Bank), NJ. Contributions in Sally’s memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 (www.fpclancasterpa.org) or to a charity of one’s choice.


Condolences for the family of “Sally Van Pelt”

Condolence from Paul Sheaffer on March 13th, 2022 11:19 am

Words aren’t enough to say how special Sally and Bill were to the Sheaffer family. I still can see Sally sitting on the front porch reading the evening newspaper and Carolyn trucking over. The support after my father passed away—can’t say any of words than “thank you”. last time i saw them together was shopping at Stauffer’s and hand in hand navigating the store.

Condolence from Stacey Brennan on March 13th, 2022 2:15 pm

Thanks Paul! Our families were blessed to have been located across the street from each other! Keep in touch,
Stacey

Condolence from Beverly Henry on March 13th, 2022 6:48 pm

I would like to express my sympathy to the family of sally. Sally was very kind and giving person I enjoyed being with sally very much my prayers are with you Beverly Henry central Penn nursing

Condolence from Stacey Brennan on March 15th, 2022 9:45 am

Thank you Bev and for all of your kindnesses.
Stacey

Condolence from Jacqueline Z Houck on March 14th, 2022 3:44 pm

Sally was my roommate before Bill.
We were Chi Omega sisters. She started
Out early in the am as cheerful & pleasant as only Sally could be.I always loved her& Bill. I’m happy they’re together again. Sorry for her “earthly family” who feel her loss. I know Bill is watching all Penn State games from above. I miss his views.

Condolence from Jacqueline Z Houck on March 14th, 2022 3:44 pm

Sally was my roommate before Bill.
We were Chi Omega sisters. She started
Out early in the am as cheerful & pleasant as only Sally could be.I always loved her& Bill. I’m happy they’re together again. Sorry for her “earthly family” who feel her loss. I know Bill is watching all Penn State games from above. I miss his views.

Condolence from Patti and Bruce Simpson on March 19th, 2022 11:44 am

We enjoyed meeting Sally and Bill at Lauren and Jim’s wedding. They were both such a delight. Jim, Lauren, and the kids love them so much!
They would beam with happiness telling us about their visits and FaceTime calls.
Sally lived a wonderful life and raised a beautiful family. She is resting peacefully now.
Our condolences to the whole family.

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