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Sara Jean Turley


Sara Jean “Sally” Turley, 88, of Greensburg, PA, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in Redstone Highlands Senior Living. She was born on January 31, 1935, in Indiana, PA, a daughter of the late Harry Lunn and Edna George Lunn. She was a member of First Presbyteri­an Church, Greensburg, where she served as both a Deacon and as a Member of the Session. Sally graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvan­ia and gained her Master of Home Economics degree from West Virginia University. She taught in the Penns Manor Area School District in Indiana County and the Franklin Local School District in Philo, Ohio, before retiring from Clearfield Area School District after 27 years. Sally was a former vice chairperso­n and active member of PASR, Pennsylvan­ia Associatio­n of School Retirees, and was a former board member and an active member of PSERS, Pennsylvan­ia Public School Employees Retirement System. Sally was also a member of the DAR. Formerly of Clearfield, PA, she was once named the Clearfield Business and Profession­al Women’s Organizati­on’s “Woman of the Year”. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald R. Turley, in 2021. She is survived by her children, Donald R. Turley, Jr. and Debra Kowalyk (Dr. Stephan); four grandchild­ren, Erin Herrman (Zachary), Connor Turley, and Matthew and Carolyn Kowalyk; sister, Mary Jo Kowallis (Gerald); brother, Robin Reed Lunn (Patricia); brother-in-law, Thomas Eynon, also, two nephews and four nieces. There will be no visitation and a committal service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Associatio­n, 2835 East Carson Street, Suite # 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Arrangemen­ts are being handled by Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Greensburg. For online condolence­s, please visit www.kepplegraf­

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