Welcome to the memorial page for

Sally A. Wiper

November 4, 2017

A memorial service celebrating the life of Sally A. Wiper, 85, of Granville, will be held at 4:00 P.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville with Rev. Karen J. Chakoian as celebrant.  A private graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 P.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Heritage Hall at the Church.

Sally passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Kendal at Granville.  She was born in 1932 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Ernest and Winifred Adelberger.

Following graduation from Oakwood High School, Sally attended Denison University for two years where she was an enthusiastic member of Kappa Alpha Theta, which became a lifelong passion and commitment.  She completed her studies at Ohio State University where she continued her student life as a Theta and earned her degree in social work.  Although she loved Denison with all her heart, her move to OSU brought something else to her life—she met Donald W. “Biff” Wiper, Jr., with whom she spent nearly 60 remarkable years together until his passing on September 24, 2015. 

While Biff served in the Korean War, Sally was employed as a social worker—successfully using her undergraduate degree in work she found deeply meaningful and which would lay the groundwork for numerous other community activities to which she devoted herself.   As important as this work was to her, her life calling was as wife, mother and grandmother.  Her children had the lifelong gift of being raised in a home full of fun, humor, safety, compassionate rules and expectations and endless support and forgiveness—this has been the bedrock upon which each of her children has built their own lives and felt secure in their life journey.  Sally provided the same tender touch to each of her 5 grandchildren, whom she and Biff adored and with whom they stayed so involved in each of their unique lives. 

Sally loved Granville and her time spent at Denison which led to Biff and Sally’s return to their beloved village where they made their home here for the last 36 years.  They were deeply committed to the First Presbyterian Church where their faith and friends were central to their lives.  Sally’s social worker heart found expression through service in the church.  Sally served as a Deacon and spent years on the parish care committee. In addition, she and Biff led Senior High youth fellowship and she was a trained as a Stephen Minister. 

Sally was a member of the Granville Garden Club and was very involved in the Granville Daffodil Show.  This love for nature and flowers led their mutual commitment to the Licking Land Trust and to their home revealing thousands of daffodils pushing up each spring.  Sally and Biff spent every summer with their family on Portage Lake in Onekama, Michigan.  “Going to the cottage” became magical words in the Wiper house and remains so in the lives of their children and grandchildren.   Biff and Sally had many great friends at Portage, most of whom they knew for 50 years in their activities at the Portage Lake Yacht Club.  Sally loved everything about the Yacht Club except water and sailing.  Those of you that know Sally well will enjoy this irony and recognize in this her unique sense of humor.  She loved her friends, her family and the breeze off Portage Lake sitting on the grass and looking out at the lake and boats.  The Yacht Club always meant something different for everyone. 

Sally enjoyed a full and blessed life; in all her roles as wife, mom, grandmother and friend, she had a style that was all her own, full of moxie, wit, and sass coupled with an unwavering loyalty, love and tenderness for her family and friends. 

Surviving are her children, Sanda Wiper and her fiancé, Don Schuster, Donald W. “Chip” III and Theresa Wiper, Sara Wiper Sharp, and Scott Wiper; grandchildren, Madeline, Will, Scott, Michael, and Meredith; and sister, Judy Stolle of Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sally’s memory may be made to Licking Land Trust, P.O. Box 196, Granville, OH 43023.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.  


Charitable donations may be made to:

Licking Land Trust
P.O. Box 196, Granville OH 43023

 Service Information

November 8, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
110 W. Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

Memorial Service
November 9, 2017

4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
110 W. Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

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