Sallie Leah Conley Scherrer

Sallie Leah Conley Scherrer

Sallie Leah Conley Scherrer died March 15, 2014. She resided at 207 N. Pitt St. and at the Alexandria House from 2000 until 2009. Sallie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Victor, son Huel of Apple Valley, Minn. and daughter Marla Merrick of Jonesborough, Tenn., six grandchildren and one great grandson.

Sallie was born in Garrett, Ky., on Aug. 13, 1923. She graduated from Alice Lloyd College, Ky., Berea College, Ky., The University of Kentucky, with additional graduate studies at the University of North Carolina and Northeastern University.

Sallie taught in every grade beginning at age 16 in a one-room school on Mud Creek, Floyd County, Ky. She went on to teach at Alice Deal Middle School in the District of Columbia, The Estabrook School Lexington, Mass., and five schools in Prince Georges County as a reading teacher, assistant principal and principal. She has devoted her life to education and educating others.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is buried in her family cemetery, The Mimia Conley Family Cemetery, near Garrett, Ky.

A memorial contribution can be made to Alice Lloyd College, Box 100, Pippa Passes, KY 41844. Funeral arrangements were by Dillow Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn.