Sally Sylvester Tilton

Obituary of Sally Margaret Sylvester Tilton

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Sally Margaret (Sylvester) Tilton, aged 87, went to her heavenly home on Friday, November 25, 2022. She was born on September 4, 1935, in Burlington, Iowa, to Benjamin Wilson and Margaret Pansy (Fairbanks) Sylvester. She’s preceded in death by husband, Lowell Tilton; grandson, Joshua Tilton; siblings, Bo Sylvester, Betty Tiemeier, Pat Johnson, Shirley Holezen, and Wayne Sylvester; and she’s survived by her children, Chris (Cindy White) Tilton of Murfreesboro, TN; Diane (Jeff) Kaltefleiter of West Point, IA; Craig (Cindy Underhill) Tilton of McMinnville, TN; Curt (Katrina Prater) Tilton of McMinnville, TN; Clark (Sandy Harris) Tilton of St. Charles, MO; Dana Tilton of Murfreesboro, TN; Chuck (Shelly Hensley) Tilton of Murfreesboro, TN; as well as her sister, Josey (Sylvester) Leyes of Cedar Rapids, IA, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Sally was an Air Force wife for 20 years, traveling internationally in that time to countries like Japan and Canada, as well as living stateside in Alaska. Later in life, she volunteered at the pantry at St. Rose of Lima parish and worked in the cafeteria at Cason Lane Academy. After retirement, she loved to travel to California to visit her oldest son, visiting the missions at the same time, and also to Iowa to visit her daughters’ families and her sister, who lives in Cedar Rapids. Her favorite activity was crafting, and she especially loved visiting the sapphire mines with her daughter. She was an animal lover, particularly German shepherds, and an avid fan of both the Notre Dame and Iowa football teams. Her favorite meal to share with her family was beef and noodles. Visitation with the family will be held at Murfreesboro Funeral Home on Monday, November 28, 2022, from 5pm to 7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. John's Catholic Church in Burlington, Iowa on 12/10/2022 at 10 am.
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 28, 2022
Murfreesboro Funeral Home
145 Innsbrooke Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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