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Sara Jane “Sally” Ahlvin

Sara Jane “Sally” Ahlvin, nee Hawkins, age 93, of Sikeston, Mo., passed away Wednesday morning, October 27, 2021, in O’Fallon, Ill., at the home of her son Paul, under the compassionate care of her children and VITAS Healthcare.


Sally was a resident of Sikeston since 1971, where her husband, the late Dr. Robert Ahlvin, served as a physician, pathologist and director of the medical lab at MO Delta Medical Center. She was an active and faithful member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, where she assisted with the publication of the monthly newsletter, baked communion bread, and visited shut-ins. Sally enjoyed cross-stitching, baking, gardening, and bird-watching. She hiked and traveled often with her husband before his death in 2009. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and was a longtime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Ahlvin; parents Lester R. and Flora, nee McLemore, Hawkins; and brother Joseph Hawkins.

Surviving are her children Paul (Terri) Ahlvin of O’Fallon, Ill., Mark (Cathy) Ahlvin of Sikeston, Mo., David (Katie) Ahlvin, of Fulton, Mo., and Elizabeth (Mark) Shell of Defiance, Mo.; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; niece Connie Johnson, and nephew Bob (Melva) Hawkins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, 723 Allen Blvd., Sikeston, MO 63801.  Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.wfh-ofallon.com.

Visitation will be held at 10 am, Saturday, November 13, 2021, followed by a Memorial Service at 11 am, at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, Sikeston, Mo.