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Community mourns death of popular public servant

Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22.
Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22.

Colleagues praise contributions of Sally Hayslip –

By Patricia Beech –

Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22 at the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center at the Adams County Medical Center. She leaves behind family and friends who were stunned by the news of her untimely passing.

“Adams County lost an exceptional public servant last month when Sally passed,” said Holly Johnson, Director of the Office of Economic Development. “She was a wonderful co-worker and an indispensable part of our team. Her work here will not soon be forgotten. We are all saddened by her death.”

While Hayslip’s family, friends, and co-workers grieve the loss of their loved one, her legacy of service and her death are also a loss for the entire community.

During her 16 years of public service she served as the county’s Transportation Coordinator, Airport Administrator, Director of the Dog and Kennel Department, and most recently as Facilities Director for several locations throughout Adams County including the courthouse, the airport, and the dog pound.

Adams County Commissioners Paul Worley, Stephen Caraway, and Brian Baldridge praised Hayslip’s legacy and dedication to public service. In a joint statement, the Commissioners stated, “Sally Hayslip was a dedicated public servant to the people of Adams County. Her desire to serve others and her passion for taking care of animals at the Dog and Kennel Department will no doubt leave a lasting legacy. We honor her extraordinary service and will remember her as a warm and kind-hearted person who enriched our lives.”

Ms. Hayslip’s friends and colleagues describe her as a colorful individual with a good heart and a wonderful sense of humor.

“She was fun-loving and easy to work with,” said Brenda Calvert of Jobs and Family Services. “She made my day whenever she’d come down to work with me, she was such a good person.”

According to her co-workers, her talents extended well beyond public service. She was a practiced seamstress, a skilled stain-glass artist, a green-thumb gardener, an excellent upholsterer, a knowledgeable fan of vintage and classic cars, and an avid animal lover.

“She always chose to live life to the fullest, to pursue her interests, and to help others whenever the opportunity arose,” said Sue Fulton, Director of Jobs and Family Services. “She had a real passion for taking care of the animals, she loved to find them homes. Whatever she did, she gave it her all. She didn’t let things bother her, she didn’t dwell on the negative, and I can’t think of a time that I saw Sally when she wasn’t smiling.”

Ms. Hayslip is survived by her husband Fletch, one daughter Heather Stapleton and son-in-law Darren of West Union, one son Eric and daughter-in-law Elizabeth of Lynx, two brothers Kurt Kuehner of Texas, and Karl Kuehner of Columbus, three grandchildren, and one niece.

Memorials can be made to the Adams County Dog Pound Building Fund c/o The Adams County Auditor’s Office at 110 West Main Street, Room 104, West Union, Ohio 45693.

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