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Sadie J. Gallaway

Sadie J. Gallaway, 97, of Loup City, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Loup City. The Rev. Joel Plisek and Stacey Erstrom will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. There will be no visitation. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Gallaway was born on Jan. 20, 1916, on the family farm near Rockville, the daughter of Alfred and Elvina (Sundstrom) Gray. She was united in marriage to Stewart E. Gallaway on Jan. 10, 1933, at Loup City. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1998. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Thurman Clausen of Kearney; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Gallaway Tucker of Loup City; and several nieces and nephews. Sadie attended school at Rockville at the Lone Elm Sherman County rural school. She and Stewart farmed near Litchfield and then moved to their farm in Sherman County, where they lived for 44 years. After retiring from the farm they moved into Loup City. Sadie worked as a waitress for many years at Janda's Cafe, Frederick Hotel and 66 Cafe, all in Loup City. Sadie had an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. She was a great cook and canned her own beef. She could prepare a great meal at a few moments notice. She always had big candy bars on hand at Halloween for special children. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting and gardening, of which she canned all the produce and made some of the best pickles. She and Stewart loved to play cards, dancing and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Loup City and the United Methodist Women. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Melvin and Alvin Gray; four sisters, Lola Gray, Selma Gallaway, Mildred Gits and Doris Clausen; nephews, Dwayne Gallaway, Dick Gallaway, Marvin Gallaway, Dean Dietz and Quinten Clausen; and nieces, Dorothy Summers and Maxine Diefenbaugh. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City Senior Center, Asera Care Hospice or to the donor's choice.

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Sadie and Stewart were good neighbors to our family. Stewart and my Dad would visit about their gardens. Sadie and my Mom would discuss canning the produce. Each spring I would take Sadie fresh ruhbarb so she could make jam. She would walk down the alley to visit and always had an opinion for any topic. I will remember her friendshoip to my parents, her laugh and strong support for our neighborhood.

Alicia Toczek Sep 11 2013 9:54 AM

I remember her as a very happy person. Everytime we were in town or passing through we would stop and see her and she always had the best cookies made. Also everytime we'd go over there she would tease my brother kyle in a joking manner about his long baseball socks and he slip on sandals. Such great memories. She is going to be very missed.

Ashley Swanson Sep 10 2013 11:15 PM

rest in peace old friend

gary Irene Walker Sep 10 2013 7:18 PM

I remember when she always had cookies ready for us after we got done camping truly miles Swanson

Miles Swanson Sep 10 2013 4:42 PM

As a nephew, all my memories of Aunt Sadie are good ones.

Roger Gits Sep 10 2013 11:02 AM