Sarah Sue Parris

October 7, 2019


Sarah Sue “Sally” Parris, 76, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Monday October 7, 2019 at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital.

Graveside committal service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Rockdale United Methodist Cemetery. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory 2595 Rockdale Road is in charge of arrangements.

Sally was born on Feb. 17, 1943 in Dubuque the daughter of James and Sarah (Frost) Campbell. She was married to Claud Pettis and later married William Parris. Both of her husbands preceded her in death.

She owned and operated Sal’s S & M Bar & Motel in East Dubuque and put on many Thanksgiving dinners for the less fortunate. She enjoyed playing euchre and had a bright smile, she was an inspiration to others.

She is survived by a son Randy Pettis; four sisters Jimmie Miller, Patricia Mills, Neva Maus and Sharon Riddell Tripp; two brothers Eugene and Michael Campbell along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Claud and William; and a nephew Eugene “Mickey” Maus.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Sunnycrest Manor for great care they gave to Sally.

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