Sally Gugelchuk – The Tribune

Sally Gugelchuk

August 17, 1929 – Jan. 9, 2022

Sally E. Gugelchuk, 92, of South Point, began her eternal life in heaven on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. She died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Delaware, Ohio, surrounded by loved ones.

Sally was born on August 17, 1929 in Goody, Kentucky, 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 Sunday School for over 60 years. She loved the Lord first and foremost and shared God’s love with everyone she met.

In addition to teaching Sunday School, Sally took pride in 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 to crochet, decorate for the holidays, see the wheel of fortune, watch Bing Crosby movies, and spent 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, California are remembered.

Melinda (Paul, Ph.D) Galatsis, Ph.D, of Newton, Massachusetts and Nita (David) Spracklen, of Delaware, Ohio; Grandson, Eric Spracklen from Tampa, Florida, Emily (Nick) Healey from Cincinnati, 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; Sisters-in-law, Ann Stepp, Helen (Gene) Williamson, Mary Gugelchuk; and Pam, Chad, Kenyon, and Kenzie Kearns, whom she hugged as part of her family; and a lot of other family and friends.

The tour starts at noon on Saturday at Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Williamson, West Virginia.

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, Kentucky, next to the love of her life.

Instead of flowers, donations can also be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 5. be done

South Point, OH 45680 so that you can continue to share God’s word with everyone.

Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home of Richwood supports the family.

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