Sarah “Sally” (McGovern) Rill, 79

February 07, 2021

Sarah “Sally” (McGovern) Rill, 79, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, Februray 7, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Erna Virginia “Ginny” (Roach) McGovern and Walter Hager McGovern. Sally was the beloved wife to Ronald W. Rill with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.

Before working in the offices of Lancaster County Republican Committee and Dr. David Goldy, pediatric DDS, Sally spent her early years as a dedicated swim mom to three children. She was ecstatic at being accepted in to the “living room” at the Brookside Swim Pool.

Later in life Sally enjoyed expressing her creativity and adventuresome nature with gardening, decorating and sailing the Chesapeake Bay, where she and Ron explored the Eastern Shore. Most of all she cherished spending time with her family, and her spunky personality and sense of humor will be missed by all.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her husband Ron; children: Lynn Stoltzfus (John Blough) of Lancaster, Timothy Rill (Justin Johnson) of Lancaster and Susan Rill (Robin Lynn) of Wyomissing; her grandchildren: Nicholas, Jenna and Allie; her great-granddaughter Junie; her siblings: Thomas McGovern and Mary Pietsch as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters: Patricia Limberger, Virginia “Ginner” Hicks and brothers Walter “Mike” H. McGovern, Jr. and Richard T. “Terry” McGovern as well as her beloved standard poodle, Sherman.

A Celebration of Life will be held privately by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sally’s memory may be offered to The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, For online condolences visit

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February 20, 2021

Praying God will comfort you and your family in your loss. Many good memories of you and Sally as classmates and neighbor;especially remember her beautiful smile and pleasant personality.
Bonnie and George Allman

February 18, 2021

Ron and family, 
we were so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. It’s been many,many years since we’ve seen you but wanted you to know that You are in our thoughts and prayers…
Bless you,
Terry and Judy (Reynolds) Hollinger

February 18, 2021

Hi Ron,
Hi Ron,I was so sorry to hear of Sally’s death. Thinking of you warmly and your family as you go through this huge loss. I’m remembering our early working days at Marticville middle school. Blessings to you.

February 18, 2021

So sorry to hear about Sally’s passing. My thoughts are with you, Ron and family, and Mary.  Fond memories go back to grade school.  Peace and prayers, Pam S. Hershey

February 16, 2021

Dear Lynn. . .I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings, best wishes, peace & comfort to you & your family as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Steph Mowery Byers.

February 16, 2021

My condolences to you all. I know the memories of Sally’s smile, laugh, and spunkiness will be some of the greatest memories to help you heal and give you comfort during tough times. I will always remember the way she would welcome me in to your home and make me feel like one of the gang..  Ron, Lynn, Tim and Susan you”re in my prayers and I’m thinking of you. Leslie

February 15, 2021

Ron and family.  I am so sorry for your loss.  May our heavenly Father hold you all in his loving, everlasting arms and give you peace.  Kay McMichael Kneisley

February 15, 2021

Ron, So sorry to hear of your loss, 55 years is far too short when blessed with a marriage to a wonderful woman. My prayers go out for you and your family.    Bob Hess

February 15, 2021

Ron, We are so sorry for your loss. So many memories of  you both from LTJH and beyond.
Harriet Sperry Stoddart

February 15, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss.
Bob Gable

February 15, 2021

Ron, God Bless, In My Prayers.  Think Of You Often.  
Jim Brendle

February 15, 2021

May the memories of 55 years of marriage bring you comfort.  Marriage is God’s most wonderful evidence of His love for us here on earth.  Blessings, Dale Lefever

February 14, 2021

Uncle Ron, Lynn, Tim and Susan, I am so sad to hear this news and sorry for your loss.  Aunt Sally had the best laugh, sense of humor and joyful attitude.  She will be missed.

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