Sara Lou “Sally” Plyler, age 78, of Millcreek Township and formerly of McKean, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Saint Vincent Health Center. Born in Hawthorne, Pa on August 13, 1935, she was one of three children of Henry and Florine Minich Wiant.
On August 2, 1953, Sally married Ernest E. Plyler and while living in Erie, they started their family before moving to McKean in 1959. As a supportive wife, Sally agreed to partner with her husband in opening a garage door installation business in 1967, now known as Plyler Overhead Door Company. For many years she handled the office duties for the business and worked alongside Ernie as his secretary.
Sally was currently a member of McLane Church in Edinboro, and formerly belonged to McKean United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the McKean Lioness Club, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Albion Chapter, and for the last 20 years she enjoyed spending winters in Leesburg, Fl with Ernie where she could often be found on the golf course.
Family members surviving include her husband Ernie; two children, Terri Taylor and her husband Al of Vacaville, CA, and Jeffrey Plyler and his wife Rhonda of Erie; five grandchildren, Kelli Taylor of Seattle, WA, Katie Taylor of Asheville, NC, Justin Plyler of McKean, Jordan Plyler and wife Kim of Fairview, and Paige Plyler of Erie; also, a great-granddaughter, Lily Plyler, and a step-great-granddaughter, Madison Carlson.
Preceding Sally in death were her parents, a sister, Lois Moore, and a brother, Robert Wiant.
Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be there Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Valley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, PA 16412, or to the American Lung Association.