Sally Margaret Foecking
Oct. 4, 1938 – Dec. 7, 2019
Sally Margaret Foecking, Registered Nurse, age 81, of Chesterfield passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019, surrounded by family at Elmcroft of Chesterfield. Born October 4, 1938, in Ohio, Sally was fond of saying good things come in small packages, and she was one of them. She lived simply and gave what she had, especially to her children and grandchildren. She worked harder than anyone, even when her life was difficult. But her strong faith in God, her church and that all things would come out in the wash kept her going. She had a way of making people feel loved and everyday things special. She was a natural caretaker. Whether at home, the Windsor Senior Living, where she was director of nurses, or Villa Pizza, she was a mom to everyone. She loved to feed people, most of the time too much, with her food and her hugs. Everyone was welcomed and felt it. Sally was predeceased by her parents and her daughter Mary Louise, who died at birth. She is loved and missed by her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 3:30 pm at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best! I love that you mentioned her saying “all things will come out in the wash”, because I absolutely remember her saying that! 🙂 Hugs to all of you.
Your mom was amazing! She was always so nice and would go out of her way to make sure we had rides wherever we wanted to go or great food whenever we had a sleepover. She did work really hard but always made the SGHS and BHS kids feel so welcome when we went to Villa Pizza. Prayers for you and your family
As I remember Sally Foecking she always wore a smile and welcomed everyone to her home. She made the world’s greatest monkey bread and also some of the world’s greatest people. Her children are a blessing to many people – myself included. Although she will be missed by all who knew her she certainly lives on through her wonderful children and grandchildren.
A mother so full of love that it spilled over to others outside her family. I am so lucky to have been one of those recipients through my friendship with you, Molly! Both of you have blessed so many with your thoughtful and kind ways. She will be greatly missed. You are in my heart and prayers. ❤
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sally for 11 years at Windsor. She was not just a wonderful nurse, she was a wonderful leader. She gave good advice, I turned to her many times to ask for her help or advice, even after both of us no longer worked at Windsor. Hard worker. I remember she had hurt her back once, I asked her why she didn’t take it a little easier, her response was it was going to hurt whether she worked or not, she might as well work. Never saw her down, she just kept going. But most of all, she loved her family dearly, talked about them all the time. I am so grateful I got to work with her.