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Mrs. Sara “Sally” Wilhoit, 83, of Troy, MO,  flew to heaven on angels’ wings on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Lake St. Louis, MO.  Sally loved the Lord and was devoted to her church, her family and the St. Louis Cardinals.  She was born on February 26, 1936 in Jackson, Tennessee to Davis and Inez (Hearn) Mays.  Sally and Bob Wilhoit were married in 1956 in her hometown and relocated to Clarksville where they lived for 17 years.  They then moved in 1973 to Troy and made many friends in both locations.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Lesa Wilhoit; her granddaughters: Ashley Wilhoit, Courtney Wilhoit Carter and husband  Prenice; and her great-granddaughter, Layla Nicole Carter born on Aug. 17, 2019.  Sally is further survived by her siblings: Frances Mays Pitts, and David (Virginia) Mays;  numerous extended Mays and Wilhoit family members whom she loved and kept in close contact with either in person, by phone or by just sending a card.

The family wishes to express special thanks and appreciation to her in-laws, Ronnie and Becky Wilhoit for their loving care, concern and attention for the past 20 years since the death of her husband, Bob.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; Davis and Inez Mays;  her beloved husband, Robert Wilhoit; her son, Robin Wilhoit; her siblings: Eugene Mays, Larry Mays,  and Jacqueline Mays Cox.

Memorial service for family and close friends was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Troy, MO.  Rev. Richie Rhea and Rev. Mike Larson officiated.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Samaritans Purse or Billy Graham Ministry, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 Tel. (636) 528-8244.

Following the service, the family invited family and all  friends to come for a time of fellowship to celebrate Sally’s life.

“God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a reward for your faithfulness.  Trust him and never give up.  Amen.”

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