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Sally Jean (Detweiler) Schmehl

October 4, 1934 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 84)
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Sally J. Schmehl nee Detweiler, born October 4, 1934, long time resident of Park Forest passed away peacefully on December 28, 2018. Sally was the much beloved wife of Philip S. Schmehl for 55 wonderful years.

She is survived by her husband Philip, daughters LeeAnn (Tom) Trexler, Cindy Saunders, Christy Schmehl (Bryan), her son Steven (Melissa) Schmehl, her brother Dale (Verna) Detweiler, her grandchildren Jared (Lori) Trexler, Nathan (MaryClare) Trexler, Carly (Doug) Draeger, Jake (Mackenzie) Saunders, Tyler Schmehl, Jonah and Jacy Stevens, and great-grandchildren Allison and Eli Trexler, Henry Trexler, and Emerie Draeger. Her son Terry Stevens (Lisa Stevens-Harbour) preceded her in death.

She will be remembered for her love and compassion for family and friends. Her love of fashion, reading, dancing, movies, yoga, the beach, and sunbathing. Her talent for decorating and always making such a warm and beautiful home and especially, her ability to make friends wherever she went. She truly was forever young in personality and spirit.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2-4:30 PM for a Memorial Visitation at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Westwood Drive, Park Forest, IL, 60466. Interment is private.

 In lieu of flowers, donations of time or money may be made to your local or national animal shelter.

 For information or to express your condolences, please visit or call (708) 747-3700.


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