Sally Ann Nuss, 82, of Olathe, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 11th, 2019. She was born at home on February 10th, 1937 to Otis and Elsie (Brassfield) Foster in Miami County, KS.
Sally grew up in the same area and attended a one room schoolhouse. She then graduated from Rantoul High School in 1954. While there, she was on the basketball team and softball team, a cheerleader, involved in theatre, and the Homecoming Queen. After high school, Sally attended Clark's Business School in Topeka where she learned shorthand which she would later use to amaze her grandchildren who thought she knew secret code.
Sally met a handsome Woolworth manager in Ottawa, Kansas, William (Bill) Nuss, and they were married for over 50 years. Together they owned Nuss' Ben Franklin in Hays, Kansas for over 20 years. They then moved to Lenexa, Kansas and had Debbie's Hallmark and Debbie's Card and Gift in Lenexa that they managed with daughter Debbie. She later retired with Bill and became a Grandma and Great-Grandma before her passing.
Sally loved to laugh, be silly, and loved her family. She was a lover of dogs, coffee, fishing, horses, TV shows, KU Basketball, romance novels, and going out to dinner with family. She taught her family to not take yourself so seriously and the value of spending quality time together.
She is survived by her son Tony Nuss and his wife Connie of Chanhassen, Minnesota, granddaughter Emily Lazar and her husband Joe of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 3 great-grandchildren Joey, Audrey, and Leah Lazar of Minneapolis, and grandson Michael Nuss, also of Minneapolis. She is also survived by her daughter Debbie Medlin and her husband Mark of Overland Park, Kansas, her granddaughter Jessica Collins and her husband Brenton of Olathe, Kansas, and her granddaughter Katlin Medlin of Overland Park, Kansas. Also survived by: cousins Bob and Marlene Smith of Paola, Kansas and Tom Foster, sister-in-law Mariette Green of Tujunga, California.
She is preceded in death by her parents Otis and Elsie (Brassfield) Foster, her husband William Nuss, her aunts Ollie Brassfield, Grace LaVern Brassfield, and Faye (Foster) Smith and husband Willis, uncles Roy Foster, Vinton Foster, and William Foster.
A celebration of Sally's life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Penwell Gabel's Olathe Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, donations can be mailed to KCHPC, 1500 Meadow Lane Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114.
To leave a special message for her family or to share a memory of Sally, please click on the "Share Memories" tab above or scroll down below.