The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 30, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Wanda Dileonardo Sale

FAYETTEVILLE — Wanda (Yolanda) Dileonardo Sale, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away after a long illness Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on November 5, 1930, at Oswald, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Dileonardo.

Mrs. Sale was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women. She was a devoted mother and grandmother as well as a tireless worker and caregiver for her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Nick Dileonardo and Willie Dileonardo; and niece, Nancy Neal.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 60 years, J.J. Sale; three children:  Susan (Manuel) Rodriguez, Michael (Trina) Sale, and Sally Sale; three grandchildren: Joseph, Kayla, and Luke; sister, Minnie (Dale) McGraw; two nephews: John (Kathy) Williams and Robert Williams; and one niece, Lisa (David) Spencer.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the caregivers in the last years of her life: Florabell and Margaret Wines, Grace Wilson, Becky Brineger and Bo Cantrell, also to the staff of Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Clare Sulgit-Horn officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Rodriguez, Luke Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Michael Sale, Robert Williams and John Williams.

Memorials may be made in Wanda Sale’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Sale family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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