God granted Rest to Sara (Sally) J. Stauffer on November 5, 2022. She was 88 years old. She passed to Eternal Life peacefully at her home, her final wish.
Sally was born the ninth daughter of John Sylvester & Ruth Avada Oliger on November 7, 1933 in Champaign IL. Three brothers completed a very close, loving Oliger family. She graduated from Central High School.
Sally married John V McKinney in 1952, soon widowed by the Korean War. Sally married Charles Richard Stauffer on Aug 27, 1954 in Coleraine County, Minnesota, a favorite Oliger family fishing resort. Sally and Dick made their home in Mahomet IL, raising five children.
Surviving are two daughters; Sandra (Jeff) McKinney-Cardiff and Joni Colleen Wittler, one son, Bradley Wayne Stauffer of Mahomet. Eight Grandchildren; Avada , Kimberly, Stephanie, Richard, Maxwell, Kacy, Jason, Kaitlyn. Thirteen Great Grandchildren; Ryan, Dustin, Madeline, Dylan, Remington, Maverick, Beaudin, Barrett, Josephine, Brennan, Margot, Easton, Hudson and Fergus also survive. Sally is survived by one sister, Clara Jennings.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband Charles Richard Stauffer & John V McKinney. Two sons; Charles Richard Stauffer Jr, Thomas Kirk Stauffer, and son-in-law Mark F Wittler. Also proceeding her in death were seven sisters and three brothers.
Sally enjoyed a lengthy retirement from J.M. Jones. She retired from the general merchandise warehouse at age 65. She also worked at Capital Records and Magnavox.
Sally was devoted to her family. Early days as a stay-at-home Mom, were spent swimming all summer at Lake of The Woods. She was a hostess to many many family gatherings. She was a superb cook and The Best pie maker. She knew everyone’s favorite pie. The Oliger family Cabin was dear to her heart. Extended family enjoyed each other, guitar music, playing cards, jarts, the river, Reunions, and relaxing in the quiet of nature. Truly, the family cabin was her generation's gift to their extended families.
Sally was a long time member of Shiloh United Methodist Church of Mahomet.
Funeral services for Sally Stauffer will be Friday Nov 11 at 1:00,Owens Funeral Home, 101 N Elm St, C. The Revs Kevin & Emily Little will officiate. Burial is to follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Mahomet IL.