Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Sally Ann Broadstreet, 75, of Greenwood, Ind., passed from this life at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Bellefontaine on Nov. 18, 1938, to the late Joseph Benjamin and Daisy May Kinnard Johns. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Bill, Kenny, Joe and Jim Johns; and stepsister, Dixie Houchins.
Sally grew up in Ohio and graduated from Bellefontaine High School with the Class of 1956. Following graduation she moved to Indiana to study nursing and soon after met the love of her life, Melvin Duane Broadstreet. They were married four months later on Oct. 17, 1959.
She and Mel made their home in Martinsville, Ind., where they lived and raised their family until moving to Greenwood in 2010. In the late 1970s, she went to work for Forguites & Forguites, where she was the office manager, retiring in 2000.
Sally was a longtime member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Martinsville, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who cherished family time. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and doing puzzles with her children and grandchildren.
Sally is survived by a host of loving family and friends who will miss her dearly, including Mel, her husband of 54 years of Greenwood, Ind.; sons, Mike (Lindsay) Broadstreet of Bloomington, Ind., and Kenny (Tiffany) Broadstreet of Bolingbrook, Ill.; daughters, Dianna Blass of Noblesville, Ind., Kathy (Craig) Olsen of Indianapolis and Susan (Dave) Albert of New Albany, Ind.; brother, Robert “Bob” Johns of Bellefontaine; sister-in-law, Joyce Jones of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren, with two more on the way; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is one hour prior to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville, Ind.
Express condolences at www.nealandsummers.com.