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Sarah Ligon Logue

August 26, 1927 – October 15, 2016

Sarah Ligon Logue, known fondly as “Sally,” age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at home on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Her short-term memory was fading but she graphically remembered everything and everyone from her past with fondness and pleasure. In appreciation for her lifelong medical care, Sally chose to donate her body to Humanity Gifts Registry in Philadelphia for the education of future doctors.

Born in St. Petersburg, FL on August 26, 1927, She was the daughter of the late Eleanor Natalie Souders Ligon and Mulford E. Ligon. She was raised by her mother, maternal grandmother, and her Uncle Roddy. Sally graduated from St. Petersburg High School, and after completing St. Pete Junior College, she attended Northwestern University in Chicago. She later graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in French Education and attained her master’s degree in Library Science at Florida State University. She was a lifelong proud “Gator Gal.” She met her husband, Raymond, at a University of Florida church function while preparing gingerbread for an “unknown birthday recipient,” which happened to be him.

Sally worked as a librarian at Baylor University in Waco, TX, at the Elkton Public Library, Cecil Community College, and many schools in the Christina School District. She retired after 25 years of dedicated service at the Groves Adult Night School. Her passions were the written word, in all forms of publication, and helping students in need.

Sally and Raymond attended St. James and St. Thomas Episcopal Churches. She was exceptionally proud of her granddaughters, Carolyn and Andrea Kosko and Jackie Smith for their dedication and desire for higher learning and helping others.

She had a lifelong concern with animal welfare and all forms of nature. She was a competitive board game player and loved completing puzzles. Sally found great joy in perusing Facebook, especially reading the memes and cartoons. She generously donated to a number of societies for research, healthcare causes, her alma maters, and local food banks.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Lee Logue; daughters, Lucia Logue and Laurelle Logue Kosko (Wayne); granddaughters, Carolyn and Andrea Kosko and Jackie Smith; and her cousin, Ellen “Tootsie” Rodenhuis of St. Petersburg, FL and her children.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday morning, November 18, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sally’s memory may be made to a local public library or an animal shelter or the donor’s choosing.

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