Sally Ann SmallFebruary 11, 1930 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 87)
Sally Ann Small, age 87, of Grant Park, formerly of Naperville, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 11, 1930 in Carbondale, PA, the daughter of the late William and Marie (Ferrell) Mitchell. She married the late George Kenneth Small on August 9, 1952 in Pennsylvania. He passed away on May 18, 2001. Sally was a retired music teacher at Mill Street School and Scott School in Naperville. She also gave private piano lessons for many years. She produced many musicals in Naperville while she was teaching. She did a great deal of work with special needs and troubled children over her years of teaching. More recently she was active with the Adopt a Soldier program in Peotone. She enjoyed cleaning but most of all loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children, Barbara (the late Jack) Akan of Palm Springs, CA, Kenneth Scott (Cheryl) Small of Naperville, and Sue (Ralph) Wackerlin of Grant Park; her grandchildren, Becky (Jason) Berdowski, Brian (Traci) McFadden, Katie (Pete) Maniates, Patrick Akan, Trevor Small, Scott Small, Eric Small, Brandon Popovich, Brandee Popovich, Dustin (Amanda) Popovich, Tony Ruggiero, Ken (Ashley) Ruggiero, Jodi (fiancé Nelson McCoy) Ruggiero, Danielle (fiancé Adam Cordes) Ruggiero, Jacob Wackerlin, Jill (Robert) Watson, Rachel (Ben) Early, Brandon (Christie) Wackerlin, Zach (fiancé Audrey Martz) Wackerlin, Wyatt (Jodi) Wackerlin, Jordan (fiancé Theresa Guzman) Wackerlin; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted (Audrey) Mitchell of Stroudsburg, PA; a sister, Sue (Gerry) Gartner of Hilton Head, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and two beloved friends, Patricia Moore and Jessica Pecho.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, 112 W. Main St., Peotone, IL, on Sunday, November 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or Alzheimer’s Research would be appreciated.