May 22, 1936 - September 1, 2021
Sally Jean Plew (nee Biggs) 85 of Dupo, passed away on September 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Sally was born May 22, 1936 in her childhood home, in Dupo, IL. She was a floral designer for 57 years and a successful businesswoman as the proud owner of Dupo Florist for 33 years. Sally had a deep passion caring for others and putting a smile on someone’s face. After retirement the love of her skill kept her busy and she went to work for enjoyment at Memory Lane in Columbia, IL. She had a strong faith in God, a fierce love of family, and she never met a stranger. She treated everyone with dignity and respect and called so many her close friends and considered them family. Sally was an outstanding cook and baker. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds (Mr. Green), playing in the dirt (gardening), the smell and delicacy of a Gardenia, she never missed an opportunity for a quick jitter bug or polka dance. She enjoyed having nightly dinner/dessert dates with her Pitbull “Mr. Zayn.” Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dianamarie (Carl) Willyard of Cahokia, IL, Dennis (Rhonda) Plew and Debbie (Brad) Dell both of Columbia, IL. Her grandsons; John Lattina, Josh (Rich Nares) Plew, Jordan Plew, Bain Plew and Bryce Dell. Her granddaughters; Susan (Bobby) Harlan, Brittany Dell, Brooke (Dale) Thornton and Belle Plew. There are 8 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. The special great joys in her life are Tenley, Greenley and Decker Thornton whom brought her great love and laughter. Her siblings; Marilyn (Bill) Conard, Jill (Paul) Naylor, Danny (Bev) Biggs and Larry (Debra) Biggs. Sally is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, which includes, a special niece Mary Bethea (Meagher) whom she loved and treated as her own. Also her “Gentleman Friend” (as Sally would say) whom she loved dearly, Guy Gause. Her bestie (great-granddog), Zayn who lived with and comforted her for the last couple years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Charlie Plew, who passed away in 1990. Her parents, Kelvia Lee and Mary Alice Biggs, her wonderful mother-in-law Bertha (Granny) Plew, two siblings Diane Meagher and Jack Biggs, a niece Danielle Ticer (Biggs) and great-granddaughter Haley Lattina, all of Dupo, IL. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the First Baptist Church (620 Godin Ave.) in Dupo, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dupo, Il., with Pastor Darrell Jones, officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to Bridge the Gap (bridgesyngap.org) or Pit Bull Rescue (evenchance.org). For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by Leesman Funeral Home in Dupo, IL.
Sally Jean Plew (nee Biggs) 85 of Dupo, passed away on September 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Sally was born May 22, 1936 in her childhood home, in Dupo, IL. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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