Sally E. Gugelchuk, 92, of South Point, Ohio, began her eternal life in Heaven on Sunday, January 9th at 8:30 am. She died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Delaware, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family.
Sally was born on August 17, 1929 in Goody, KY, to Bogar and Mabel (Williamson) Bevins. She graduated from Belfrey High School where she met her high school sweetheart, the late Tony Gugelchuk, whom she married on June 25, 1949. Sally was a valued member of the South Point Ward and First Baptist Church, where she taught for Sunday School for more than 60 years. She loved the Lord first and foremost and shared God’s love with everyone she met. Sally took pride in not only teaching Sunday School, but also serving as a member of her church’s hostess committee, the Women’s Mission Society, the Awana Youth Community, the Summer Bible School director, and the choir. Outside of the Church, she prided herself as the Republican presiding judge in local elections. She loved crocheting, decorating for the holidays, seeing the wheel of fortune, watching Bing Crosby movies, and spending hours solving ring-a-words, cryptograms, sudoko, and crossword puzzles.
Everyone she met knew what a strong and special woman she was, which showed no better than her fierce battles with multiple cancers and other various and rare diseases. While her doctors considered her a medical miracle, she would no doubt attribute her strength to her belief in God.
Sally preceded her parents in death; her husband Tony; Siblings Joseph (Lila) Bevins, Kenneth Bevins, Juanita Bevins and Thelma (Harold) Headen and nephew Bill Headen.
Your children, Gary Gugelchuk, Ph.D. of Upland, CA, Melinda (Paul, Ph.D) Galatsis, Ph.D., of Newton, MA, and Nita (David) Spracklen, of Delaware, OH. are remembered; Grandson, Eric Spracklen from Tampa, FL, Emily (Nick) Healey from Cincinnati, OH, and Kristina Galatsis from Tokyo, Japan; Nieces Sandy Runyon, Brenda Headen, Cathy Headen, Lisa Runyon and Gabriella Silvis, nephews Joe (Judy) Bevins, Kenneth (Vicky) Bevins and Robert (Becky) Bevins, sister-in-law, Ann Stepp, Helen (Gene) Williamson, Mary Gugelchuk and Pam , Chad, Kenyon, and Kenzie Kearns, whom they hugged as part of their family; and a host of other family members and friends.
The tour will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at noon at Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Williamson, WV. A funeral service is held in the church at 1:00 p.m., led by her beloved nephew, Kenneth Bevins. She is buried in the Mountain View Memory Gardens in Huddy, KY, next to the love of her life.
Instead of flowers, donations can be made to PO Box 5 of the First Baptist Church
South Point, OH 45680 so that you can continue to share God’s word with everyone.
Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home of Richwood, Ohio supports the family
Condolences and memories can be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com