Neoma Lee ‘Sallie Ann’ Worstall, 81
Funeral services for Sallie Ann Davis Worstall, 81, of Gainesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Mammoth Assembly of God Church south of Gainesville with Steve Sinor officiating. Mrs. Worstall died Sept. 17 at the Gainesville Health Care Center.
After her birth on Jan. 10, 1937, in Bunker, Missouri, she was named Neoma Lee Davis, but other than her family, no one heard that name. Her dad called her Sallie Ann when she was three days old, and the nickname stuck.
She was raised in Illinois but moved to the Ozarks in 1985 with her husband, Richard “Dick” Worstall, whom she had married on September 3, 1966 in East Peoria, IL. She was a member of Living Word Church in Theodosia and later a member of Mammoth Assembly of God Church south of Gainesville. During her years at Mammoth Assembly, she crocheted and gave away nearly 200 afghans to the women in the church. She fought a long hard battle, never losing her wit and sense of humor. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her God and her family above all else. She was saved at the age of ten, then rededicated her life to Christ in 1985. She will be missed by many, but those who have accepted Christ as their savior, will see her again.
Sallie is survived by her daughter, Ronda Foster and husband Craig of Gainesville; three stepchildren, Ronald Worstall and wife June of Smyrna, Tennessee, Elizabeth Mathison of Peoria Heights, Illinois, and Guy Worstall of Virginia; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Deborah Ward of Pekin, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Worstall; three children, Randy Ward, Susan Worstall and James Worstall; five brothers; four sisters; and three grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Mammoth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mammoth Assembly of God Church.
Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.