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It is with great sadness that I announce the peaceful passing of my mother, Sally Niles Ostrom Schafer of Sunny Lane, Grandy NC on May 31, 2016. Sally was born on August 25, and raised in Wyomissing PA, to Charles Ostrom and Virginia Niles Ostrom, both of who preceded her in death. She later graduated from Penn State, and shortly after she was married, settled in Reston VA. Here, she continued to raise her three children, and after she divorced, as a single-mother. In 1981, she moved to her favorite place, Nags Head NC. Here, she enjoyed making new friends, spending time with her children, and became an avid “fisherwoman”, winning many awards. Sally also enjoyed playing tennis, reading, many types of music, and her cats. Although she made many close friends on the outer banks, she also kept in close contact with her two sisters, various family members, and the many friends she had known over the years. Sally became a devoted member and volunteer of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Grandy NC, and also volunteered at The Lower Currituck Food Pantry. In her later years, she also developed a love of gardening.
Sally “Mom”, “Memaw”, “Beach Santa”, was preceded in death by her two children, Loretta Anne Casasanta and Lawrence “Larry” Charles Schafer, and a sister, Nancy Mae Ostrom; She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Margaret Schafer; grandchildren Michael “Mike” Anthony Casasanta, Phillip Schafer Corrigan, Nicole Catherine Schafer and two great-grandchildren, Jaeda Eileen Henson and Emily Nicole Corrigan; sister Joan Meyers and her husband Barry Meyers; nephews Michael, Jay, and Scott Sensenig, and Tom Meyers; and nieces Alison Myers Franco and Leslie Meyers; and her very special cat, Jing.
The family will hold a memorial service at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1 PM.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc.