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Sally Mae Closson

September 25, 1939 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Sally Mae Closson, age 81, died peacefully, two days shy of her eighty-second birthday, in the comfort of her daughters’ presence.

Her life began September 25, 1939 in Dowagiac, Michigan, the older of two children born to Harmon and Helen Ferguson.  She married James Thomas Closson September 9, 1962 in Dowagiac, Michigan.  After fifty-three years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 2016.            

Sally was the owner operator of Closson’s Flowers in Cassopolis. She was also a long time employee of Reneberg Hardware alongside cherished best friends Jerrel & Carolyn Reneberg. Sally enjoyed NASCAR, going to the annual Cass County Fair and cutting wood alongside her husband, Jim. She loved spending time with her granddaughters Kayla Stapleton and Josie Mae DeVore. 

Sally will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by three daughters, Lynn (Dale) Stapleton of Roanoke, Indiana, Rena (David DeVore) Closson-DeVore of Culver City, California, Dena Closson of Portland, Oregon; two granddaughters, Kayla Stapleton, Josie DeVore; one sister-in- law, Sue Buck; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother, Terry Ferguson.

Family and friends will gather Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a time of sharing memories in Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis.  Ms. Closson’s remains will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Culver City, California.

The family requires masks to be worn to enter the gathering. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
October 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031


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