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Obituary for Sally Klinedinst

Sarah Norton Klinedinst

Sally (Sarah) Klinedinst, 87, died Saturday, June 4, 2022, at her residence in Anderson South Carolina.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of her late father Benton W. Norton, her mother, Wilma Norton and her late sister Judy Craig.

Sally was a very funny, strong, courageous woman who struggled from many health issues over the last 7 years. She was a fighter right to the end. She was ready and at peace with leaving us. All she wanted was the family to be happy for her, knowing she was going to be in a place without the pain. We thank our Lord and father he took her readily, peacefully giving up the fight.

Sally loved the adventure in her life outside her beloved family and husband. Sally and Tom bought a plane and off they went. Never went anywhere without it. Built a home in the Keys down in Florida where they snorkeled, fished, and caught lots of lobsters. Then the heat got to them and have spent many years in their Cabin in Todd NC where they met many friends, entertained, festivals, antique shopped and enjoyed the beautiful view from their back porch. Sally loved her Tennis, her quilting, knitting and her scrabble Diva’s. She was such a social butterfly and still maintained that infectious laugh up to the end of her fight.

Sally is survived by her husband of 68 years, Thomas D. Klinedinst, and their daughters, Susan Johnson, Peggy Smith and Marianne Fulgham, their husbands, Mark Johnson, Tim Smith and John Fulgham. Her sister-in-law, Anne and Herb Gullquist.

She is also survived by the “light of her world”, her grandchildren. Stacey Terry, Derek and Lauren Smith, Kelley and Kevin Orleanski, Lindsey and Taylor Lyles, Garen and Bethany Smith . Including her nine great grandchildren, Ryan Terry, Lillie Smith, Sarah Cate Smith, Coven Smith, Kennedy Orleanski, Benton Smith, Laken Smith, Aly Ann, Kyler Orleanski.

The family will be having a private memorial with only family on June 18th, 2022, to celebrate her life, at the home of Peggy and Tim Smith. Their son Derek Smith will be doing the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Upstate Hospice in Anderson, SC. Hospice of the This is a non-for-profit organization and were our salvation during her time with them. Or you can donate to the GARSVP Clinic. This is an all-volunteer, non-for-profit rehabilitation clinic built by Susan, to help uninsured people with brain and spinal cord injury’s Georgia RSVP Clinic (

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the Klinedinst family and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting