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Sally Elizabeth Savegnago

Canton – Sally Elizabeth Savegnago, 57, of Canton, passed away at 3:28 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on May 23, 1961 in Peoria, IL to William Reid and Gean Rose (Yuhr) Griffith. She married Allen Kurt Savegnago on April 16, 1988 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, IL, he survives.

Also surviving is her mother; two children, Christopher Allen Savegnago and Sarah Marie (Phillip You Ru Shao) Savegnago; two brothers, William Griffith of Pekin and James Griffith of Peoria; two sisters, Gean and Roseanne Griffith both of Peoria; niece, Sophia Johnson of Carol Stream; and beloved cat, Abby.

She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Margaret Griffith.

Sally was a registered nurse at OSF for 15 years and later became a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. She enjoyed planting flowers, baking, decorating for the holidays, and taking evening naps with her feline best friend, Abby.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, January 30th 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Canton. Father Daniel Ebker will officiate. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. To view Sally’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Press play below to view Sally’s DVD

18 Comments

  • Ed and Laura Goodwin

    Reply January 26, 2019 8:34 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to dr. Savenago and his family.

  • Shannon Miller RN

    Reply January 27, 2019 12:48 am

    My sincere condolences to the family during this great loss. Prayers and hugs!

  • Janet Fulton

    Reply January 27, 2019 11:57 am

    Im so sorry for the loss of Mrs Savegnago.I always enjoyed chatting with her at Canton Walmart,she will be missed.
    Janet Fulton
    Canton Walmart Lawn and Garden…

  • Julie Dykeman

    Reply January 27, 2019 12:41 pm

    My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Doc and his children. I will keep you in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear that you lost this beautiful women and mother.

  • Pandora Cowgur

    Reply January 27, 2019 1:24 pm

    I’ve known dr savegnago since I was 16 yrs old, I’m now 44. My mother was his very first patient. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss Allen. Breaks my heart. I hope you see this and know I’m thinking of you and praying for you both.

    • Pandora cowgur

      Reply January 27, 2019 1:57 pm

      Correction, my mother was ONE of his first patients.

  • Carolyn Geeseman

    Reply January 27, 2019 7:07 pm

    Dr Savegnago and Family-I extend my condolences for the loss of your wife/mother. May you find peace in the memories of your lives together. Prayers.

  • Debbie Shumaker

    Reply January 28, 2019 7:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Lee Shumaker family

  • Marlene Moore

    Reply January 28, 2019 8:02 pm

    Dr. Savegnago, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Your 30 years of marriage together has many wonderful memories that I pray brings you comfort. You and your family are in my prayers at this most difficult time. 🙏🙏

  • Tammy Creasy

    Reply January 29, 2019 7:05 am

    Dr. Savegnago and family What a beautiful memorial to your wife and mother. Thank you for sharing Sally with the rest of us. My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  • Will and Mary Pilgrim

    Reply January 29, 2019 2:06 pm

    Dr Savegnago—we were saddened to hear of your wife’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Julie Henderson

    Reply January 29, 2019 9:08 pm

    I’m so very sorry !

  • Pete and Dee Egleton

    Reply January 29, 2019 10:09 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Dr. Savegnago and his family including Abby the feline!

  • Kathy Bronson Blair

    Reply February 1, 2019 12:19 am

    Working with Sally at OSF on 2200 was so many years ago . She will be missed . My thoughts and prayers are with the family .

  • Naomi McLouth family

    Reply February 2, 2019 9:43 pm

    So sorry you have lost your beautiful wife Doctor Savenago. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of grief.

  • Naomi McLouth

    Reply February 2, 2019 9:56 pm

    My condolences to Dr.the children at this sad loss of wife and mother. My heart and prayers go out to all of you

  • laura howarter

    Reply February 4, 2019 10:45 am

    So very sorry for your loss, thinking of you!

    Laura Howarter Lyle Smith

  • Kurt Savegnago

    Reply February 5, 2019 7:19 pm

    Thank you everybody for the kind words. Kurt Savegnago

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