Sally Free

Sally Leigh Free (Walton)

Tuesday, May 6th, 1947 - Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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COCHRANTON - Sally Leigh Walton Free, 72, passed away, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 6, 1947 in Meadville, PA, daughter of Maxine Peelman Walton and the late Richard Walton. She married her best friend, Joseph L. Free on July 1, 1967, he survives.
Sally attended beauty school in Youngstown, Ohio, she worked as a hairdresser for five years. Following her work as a hairdresser she worked for Talon for ten years. Sally was also a purchasing agent for a coal mining equipment manufacturing company in Pittsburgh. She loved cooking, bowling, water skiing, going to the casino and camping. She was a member of the Meadville Moose Club, Vets Club in Meadville and the American Legion in Pittsburgh. More than anything, Sally found pride in taking the best care of her family whom she loved more than anything and spending time with friends.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 52 years, Joseph L. Free of Cochranton; her cherished daughter, Sonya Whitbred and her husband Will of MD; two grandsons, Owen and Ethan Whitbred of MD; her mother, Maxine Walton; two sisters, Denise Hornstrom and her husband Bob of Meadville; and Cathy Hart and her husband Tom of CA.
In addition to her father Richard Walton, Sally was preceded in passing by her son, Joseph "Little Joe" Free; sister Becky Walton and her brother Richard Walton.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute and Hospice of Crawford County for the exceptional care they provided for Sally.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Thelma J Kindervater

Posted at 09:58am
So sorry to hear of Sally's death. We were neighbors and rode the bus to school...seems like a hundred years ago. Prayers and tears for her loved ones. Many thoughts and memories of those years.
Thelma {Kline) Kindervater

Laura Keller

Posted at 09:18am
Sonya and family,
My heart aches for you as you mourn your mom's passing. May the loving memories you will carry with you forever bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs...
Laura Keller

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Posted at 08:38am
Sonya and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. With love and hugs,
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Susan M Doak

Posted at 09:56am
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Sally years ago when we both were working in the coal industry. I've known Sally for 20+ years. She was one of the best... and had a heart of gold. I am blessed to have been able to call her my friend. I will always remember her kind words and beautiful smile. Our hearts ache for those we have lost, yet they live on in our memories. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

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