Isabelle Clare “Sally” Scholz
Apr 27, 1916 – Jan 18, 2017
At age 100, Sally Scholz passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Sally was born on April 27, 1916 on a farm in Miltonvale, Kansas to Fredrick and Agnes Chilen. She attended grade school and high school in Miltonvale. She graduated from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas in 1938 with a degree in Home Economics, and during her college years kept house for her brother Paul. She went on to complete her graduate degree as a dietician. While working in Grand Island, Nebraska she met her husband, Paul Scholz. They married in 1943 and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and then to Omaha after the war. They had five children together and were married 59 years, before Paul’s passing in 2002. Sally had a lifelong love of learning, she enjoyed gardening, china painting, sewing, cooking, and entertaining family and friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and style, but mostly for her generosity and love for others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; son, Charles; her brothers Paul, Hillbrand and Joseph. She is survived by her children and their spouses: James Scholz, Ann Rourke (Dennis), Daniel Scholz (Mary Ellen) and Mary Jane Ingram (Dr. James M.); her grandchildren: Sean Rourke (Mary Frances Person), Shannon Hervieux (Bruno), Paul Scholz (Stephanie), Mark Scholz (Chelsey), Kara Scholz, Cristen Ingram (Damien Girardi), Jennifer Weber (Dr. Peter), Stephanie Gardiner (Sean), and Jessica Chipperfield (Korey); thirteen great-grandchildren: Gaston, Faye, Malika, Michael, Lilly, Layla, Carter, Lauren, Kylee, Vincent, Nicole, Dylan, and Stella; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 22, from 5 pm to 7 pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7 pm at the church. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Monday, January 23 at 10:30 am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover Street, Omaha. Burial service to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart School. Special thanks go to the kind and caring staff at The Lighthouse, where Sally lived for the last five years.