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Sally Stoermer

Sally E. Stoermer, age 71, of Quincy, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Quincy.

Sally Stoermer | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILShe was born on October 21, 1946 in Quincy, the daughter of Orville James and Elizabeth “Betty” Thomann Smith. On June 26, 1987 she married Jay L. Stoermer in Siloam Springs State Park. He preceded her in death on September 24, 2003. She was of the Christian faith.

Sally graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1964 and Northern Illinois University in 1968, with a B.S. in Special Education. She also graduated from John Wood Practical Nursing Program in 1983.

During her working years, she worked as a teacher and in the nursing field as a nurse’s aide and a licensed practical nurse. She also held various part time and temporary jobs.

She enjoyed music, reading, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She loved having a pet cat, “Snowball”.

Survivors include her brother, Jim (Dawn) Smith of Lafayette, IN; a brother-in-law, Dale White of Oneida, NY; a sister-in-law Jackie Schmidt of Quincy; a niece Nanette (Mike) Tharp of Quincy; six nephews: Eric (Sue) Schmidt of Chippewa Falls, WI; Jeff (Lillian) White of Oneida, NY; Steven (Katie) White of Alexandria, VA; Greg (Valerie) White of Constantia, NY; Matt Smith of Grayslake, IL; and Paul (Cassie) Smith of Lafayette, IN.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carol White; her mother-in-law, Viola Stoermer; two brothers-in-law, Donald Schmidt and Del Ray Stoermer; her paternal and maternal grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

Memorial Service: 3:00 on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Tim White officiating

Visitation: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Inurnment: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 in Greenmount Cemetery

Memorials: Blessing Cancer Center or American Cancer Society


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. Dear Sally, I had just seen you a few weeks ago and yo were so happy that you were going home from the hospital. My dear friend we sure had some fun back in the day! Rest In Peace and hug Jay for us

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