Sally McKay Libby, 89, beloved wife of Edgar Emery Libby of
Willowdale Road, Topsfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday
June 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the Kaplan Family
Hospice House, Danvers, following her brief illness.
Sally McKay was born in Beverly, at home, daughter of the late
William Osborne and Ivy (Lyons) McKay, and was raised in their
beloved Splinter Hill home on Lakeshore Drive. She graduated from
Beverly High School and attended Pine Manor College receiving a
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Studies, followed by a Bachelor of
Science in Education with honors from Lesley College in 1951. For
several years she was employed as a second grade teacher at the
Bowden School in Newton.
Sally was a member and an active volunteer of the Congregational
Church of Topsfield where she taught Sunday school in the late
1960ís and early 70ís.
Many happy memories were made during the summers at West Beach in
Prides Crossing, annual trips to visit her sister in Pennsylvania
and road trips with husband Edgar across the country to visit
friends and family in the mid-west and Florida.
Sally was considered by those who knew her as the definition of
kindness. Her empathy, kindness, laughter and fine spirit were
always available for those in need. The Grandchildren and her
husband maintain that she was the best back tickler in the entire
addition to her husband Edgar of sixty-four years, she is survived
by two sons, Richard E. Libby and his wife Sheryl of Ipswich, Scott
K. Libby of Topsfield; five grandchildren, Benjamin M. Libby, Emily
W. Libby, Jenna Libby, Nicole Libby; step granddaughter, Alicia
Didio; a sister, Jean Cleveland of Gloucester and several nephews
and nieces. She was the sister of the late Merle G. Dexter formerly
Her funeral service will be held on Sallyís 90th
birthday on August 9, 2017, 11AM graveside in the Hamilton
Cemetery, 623 Bay Road, South Hamilton. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.