Sarah Elizabeth “Salli” Happach, 56, of Peoria, passed away at 6:04 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Scot M. Shelburne officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Salli was born in Chicago on August 15, 1955, a daughter of Frank E. Hunter, Sr. and Martha G. (Thomason) Hunter. Her father preceded her in death, along with her sister, Debbie Hunter-Klein.
She is survived by her mother, Martha G. Hunter of Peoria; daughters, Teri (Zac) Williams of Pekin and Tammi (William) Hartley of Peoria; brother, Frank E. Hunter, Jr. of Peoria; and granddaughters, Morgan and Mckinlee Williams of Pekin.
Salli was employed with Caterpillar Inc. at Building KK in East Peoria and last worked in December of 2011.
She enjoyed bowling, playing pool, seeing live local bands, going out for dinner, singing, dancing, getting dressed up and collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia.
Salli was a very thoughtful, strong and free-spirited woman, who lived life to the fullest. She was very social, made friends with everyone and touched the lives of many. She loved her friends and family dearly and will be greatly missed.
Memorial contributions may be made in Salli’s memory to Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria.
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