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Sally Ann Rosenboom

March 1, 1965 — September 15, 2022

Sally Ann Rosenboom, 57, of Clifton, Illinois, was taken to her eternal home in Heaven on September 15, 2022.

Sally was born in Kankakee on March 1, 1965, to Donald and Zita (St. Peter) Sweeney of Chebanse. She was the 10th of the 13 wonderful Sweeney children: Steve (Linda) Sweeney, Stan (Martha) Sweeney, Stu (Jane) Sweeney, Sue (Dan) Mortier, Sam (Roxanne) Sweeney, Scott (Diane) Sweeney, Sherm (Julie) Sweeney, Sharon Sweeney, Sheila (Karl) Buch, Sean (Maria) Sweeney, Sara (Scott) Mitchell, and Shannon (Lisa) Sweeney.

Sally married Lyn Rosenboom on November 5, 1988, in Kankakee. She gained her mother-in-law, Ruth (Coordes) Rosenboom, and father-in-law, Roland Rosenboom; sister-in-law Susan Rosenboom; and sister-in-law Jackie (David) James and niece. As a young couple, Sally and Lyn enjoyed traveling, spending time with friends, and making the old family farm their home for 34 years.

Sally was the amazing mother of Abrielle (Stuart) Latham, Landon (Mishio) Rosenboom, and Haley Rosenboom. Sally and Lyn supported their children in whatever they were doing—from track meets to hauling a sheep trailer of belongings each time they decided to move around the country. In later years, Sally enjoyed visiting her children in Savannah, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Florida, Indiana, Wyoming, Japan, and Germany. Sally held many titles at home: homemaker, bookkeeper, counselor, and best friend. In October of 2021, Sally earned a new favorite title, "Grandma" to Clay Alan Latham.

Sally was an aunt to 39 nieces and nephews, 42 great nieces and nephews, and 6 great-great nieces and nephews. Her crowning title from them is the "ice cream lady", as she handed out Schwan's ice cream every year at the Sweeney family reunion.

Sally enjoyed a full life. Her favorite pastimes included reading her Bible, listening to sermons and worship music, traveling, and relaxing on the lake with her dear friends and family. Sally loved the Lord with all of her heart, and she lived her life as a faithful servant and a beautiful example of love.

"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace." Acts 20:24

Please join us in celebrating her life.
Visitation: Friday, September 23 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton
Funeral Service: Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church in Ashkum
Burial will follow in the Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Chebanse

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, the following ministries were close to Sally's heart:
Compassion International
The Pregnancy Resource Center in Kankakee
Samaritan's Purse

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Friday, September 23, 2022

3:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

203 N 3rd St, Ashkum, IL 60911

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, Chebanse, IL 60922

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