In memory of

Sally Lines

May 8, 1937 - March 20, 2024
From: Sac City, IA
Sally Lines

Sally Lines

Born: May 8, 1937
Died: March 20, 2024
Age: 86
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   Sally Lines, age 86 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at her home in Sac City. Sally Jean (McKee) Lines was born on May 8, 1937, to parents Clarence and Martisha McKee in Gregory, SD. She was baptized as a Methodist and attended elementary school in Gregory. She and her family resided on a farm outside of town. Sally graduated from Pierre High School in 1955 and then attended South Dakota State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from SDSU in 1959.
   Sally met Milo Lines while attending college. The two were united in marriage on February 28, 1960, at the Methodist Church in Pierre, SD. Following the wedding, the couple made their home in Sac City, IA. This union was blessed with three daughters, Rochelle, Julie, and Rhonda. Milo worked at their family owned drug store and Sally as a Registered Nurse at Loring Hospital. The couple also owned and operated Noble Popcorn and The Scoop, both in Sac City.
   It would seem Sally had three objectives for her life in Sac City. One: raise her three daughters to be independent and strong, second: give time to her community, and third: make sure she had some fun.
   The first objective speaks for itself, just have a conversation with one of those girls. Second objective, she worked at Loring Hospital for 35 years in several roles including nursing, quality assurance and special projects. Some of the special projects:  working with the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, mentoring with the Ambulance Service in Sac County, establishing Loring Hospice Care, and a leader in the nationally recognized Great Sac County Meltdown & Shape Up.
   For the community she served on several Boards and Committees for the betterment of Sac City. A few to mention would be the Public Health Board, Sac City Council, Sac City Chamber of Commerce, Kids World Volunteer Board, and she was a member of the Methodist Church where she held many positions over the years.
   The third objective was achieved by travel. Sally and Milo traveled as often as their schedules would allow. Many memories were made with travel partners, LaRue Schade and Ron Nelson. Into retirement, more memories were made with Sally’s brother Bob and his wife Maggie as they settled into a yearly trip to Texas for a few weeks away from the snow and ice. Sally loved to play a spirited game of bridge and before covid she was playing as much as possible with all the bridge players in town. Great friendships were formed in these bridge clubs. Sally has a bunch of special friends that include retired employees of Loring. They meet monthly for lunch to keep in touch with each other’s lives. In that group exist a few ladies that have made some special memories with Sally, some that cannot be repeated in an obituary. One that can be repeated is the unforgettable convertible rides, playing “homecoming queen”. Imagine her daughters scooping the loop and passing their mother and her crazy friends being pulled over on the loop by the police. Fun objective, accomplished.
   She loved her family dearly and spending time with them was very important to her. Having all three daughters living back in Sac City truly filled her heart. She was so proud of each and every one of them and had a very special place in her heart for her granddaughter, Alli. She will be so very missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-four years, Milo Lines of Sac City, IA; daughters Shelly Crump, Julie Lines, and Rhonda Lines all of Sac City, IA; granddaughter Alli Crump (fiancée Riley Paysen) of West Des Moines, IA; sister Christy (Tyke) Nyberg; sisters-in-law Connie McKee and Maggie McKee; brother-in-law Herb Auen; best friend LaRue Schade; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.
   Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Martisha McKee; son-in-law Joe Crump; brothers Lee McKee and Robert McKee; parents-in-law Gilbert and Jane Lines; and sister-in-law Colletta Auen.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS please consider donating in Sally's memory through the family who will be gifting on Sally's behalf to Loring Hospital's Capital Campaign and to Friends of the Library.
Tribute Video
Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Monday
March 25, 2024
Unity Church
Sac City, Iowa
4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday
March 24, 2024
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5:51 PM
“Sorry for your loss Speed”
- Speed Herrig
Monday, April 8, 2024 at 9:04 AM
“thought and prayers to the famly and milo”
- jon and denise page
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Sally was a gentle, helpful, geacious person. Highest respect to her and you Mr. Mayor. I know, SDSU beat ISD for a place on the finals, again. ”
- Dr.Robert Freese. Formerly 81-23
Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:08 AM
“I was so sorry to see she passed. She was always so smiley and spoke when ever I saw her. Condolences 🙏 to the family!”
- Kim Olson
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 9:04 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Nelda Bartels
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 10:29 AM
“Milo and family-my sympathy on your loss. Milo- I'm Patty Ellwein from our high school class. Hope your memories of Sally help get you through this.”
- Patricia Tanaka
Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:32 AM
“Extraordinary places are blessed with good people willing to take a leadership role. The Lines family and Sally are just those kind of individuals, willing to share and lead toward a bright tomorrow. May God Bless Sally's loved ones and all who were lucky enough to know them.”
- Brian & Sue Fort
Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:32 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Sally was one of the people I have known the longest in sac city. she would walk me across the highway so that Rhonda and I could play together.”
- John youberg
Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:32 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
- Mike and Rhonda Vauble
Friday, March 22, 2024 at 8:08 PM
“So sorry for your, thinking of you all.She was a great lady. ”
- Mark Dianna Sigmon
Friday, March 22, 2024 at 12:49 PM
“Our prayers & sympathy to your family. May all your precious memories bring comfort !”
- Jan and Bill Engler
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 4:27 PM
“Milo our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- David Kruse
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 3:10 PM
“We think of you often. So sorry to hear and read about your Loss. We will keep you in our prayers'”
- Ken Hying
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 9:10 AM
“To Sally's family, you have my sympathy. She was a lovely lady.”
- Lois Long
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:20 AM
“Very sorry to hear of Sally's passing. Hugs and prayers to all of the family. ”
- Charlie and Donna Peyton
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:20 AM
“Sending condolences to the family ”
- Sue Mason
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:20 AM
“It makes so sad to hear of the loss of such a wonderful woman. I met Sally early in my nursing career when I had a lot to learn, and she was such a great mentor and friend, helping me to develop my skills and doing so in such a kind way. We worked together at the hospital for a couple years and I loved it when I would come to work and she would be working. She had such a great sense of humor, oh, the stories! God bless your family, she was a remarkable woman. ”
- Carol Dupic
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:20 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. May your memories of her bring you comfort ”
- Susan Schnirring
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 8:20 AM
“BIG HUG.....sorry I will not be able to make it to the service but will be thinking of you all”
- Dave Duncan
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