Mary Lee Salley, 98, of Springfield (formerly Urbana), died peacefully at Kobacker House in Columbus on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
She was born January 23, 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida the daughter of Frank Manor and Kathleen (Turrentine) Salley. Mary Lee grew up in Ashville, NC and was a 1939 graduate of Salem College in Winston Salem, NC. She worked for the Life of Georgia Insurance Company in Atlanta. She was an avid reader and enjoyed family visits especially from her great nieces and nephew and her great-great nieces.
Survivors include a nephew, Lee Matson and wife Cheryl; niece Kathleen Matson; great-niece Kristen Matson and husband Brad Blackham; great-nephew Randall Matson and wife Nikki; great-niece Jennifer Matson Cary and husband Andrew; great-great nieces Audrey and Silvia Blackham.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Frances S. Matson.
Mary Lee requested no service or flowers, rather encouraging loved ones to contribute to their church or favorite charity. Interment will be in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery in Ashville, NC.
Arrangements by Walter & Stowe Funeral Home, Urbana. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.walterfunerals.com.