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Sally Lou Coomer

September 30, 1943 — January 14, 2021

Sally L. Coomer, age 77, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away peacefully, with her three children at her bedside, on Thursday, January 14, 2021, after suffering complications of COVID.

She was born on September 30, 1943, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Rev. Harry W. and Ferne C. (Holton) Heath.

In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Coomer, and sister Cynthia F. Snyder.

She is survived by her children, William C. Coomer III, of Versailles, Jon and Ami (Franz) Coomer of Greenville, Ohio, and Carrie S. Coomer of Loveland, Ohio; her grandsons, Will and Heath Coomer of Greenville. Additionally, she is survived by her sisters, Angela (Allen) Haltiner of Alpena, Michigan, Susan Roberts of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sara (Marc) Martinez of Tucson, Arizona, and her brother, Tim (Martha) Heath of Nokomis, Florida, along with many nieces and nephews.

Sally graduated in 1961 from Northeastern High School, east of Springfield, Ohio, near the little town of Catawba. After high school she attended Anderson University to become a home economics teacher, but decided she wanted to be a homemaker instead, which she did with great zest! Not only was she a homemaker, she was an artist, a seamstress, a cook, a baker, a caregiver, gardener, bicycle repairman, a cheer coach, pitcher, home flipper, painter, bookkeeper and even a roofer! But her favorite two titles were wife and mom. She was stubborn and determined enough to do anything she set her mind to as long as she could have supper ready by 5:30!

In her spare time, she could never sit still, so you’d find her outside inline skating, jumping on the trampoline, ice skating, sledding, biking, twirling baton and even snowmobiling. If she was inside, the activity of choice was always heated games of Ping Pong against Bill or Jon, and just as competitive against her grandsons!

Her favorite place for the last 50 years has been her home in Versailles where she always felt safe and loved the positivity and friendliness of the people. When she did leave home, her favorite destination was to the Florida heat and beaches with any of her children and grandchildren.

While an introvert by nature, she would attend many business dinners alongside Bill whilst fooling everyone she was having a great time, when she’d really rather have just been at home!

In lieu of flowers to the family, they’d like to suggest you consider sending a bouquet to your own mother or a mom you know who is great! If you’d like to make a memorial contribution, Sally loved supporting Operation Smiles, a charity that performs no-cost surgeries for children born with cleft lip or cleft palate around the world.

Sally's family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with her arrangements.

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