Sally Jo Olk

August 30, 1951 ‒ August 09, 2015

Gahanna, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Sally Jo Olk, age 63, of Gahanna, Ohio and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence. She was born on August 30, 1951 in Kankakee, Illinois the daughter of Roy Dean Burton and Dorothy Hope (Zachary) Burton. Sally was a former member of the Dogwood Blossoms Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.

In 2004, she graduated from Hondros College in Columbus earning her Real Estate License and worked for ReMax and Help-U-Sell both of Mount Vernon. For many years, Sally baked and decorated thousands of cakes for friends and family and served as a pastry chef for Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 2013 she pursued and completed the Culinary Arts program at the Knox County Career Center.

Sally was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Olk of Gahanna, her children, Hiedi Jo Dudelston-Daniels of Mount Vernon and W. Tyler (Angie Tuttle) Hunley of Gahanna, four grandchildren, Jakob Daniels, Leatha Tuttle, Sarah Tuttle and Gage Tuttle, her sister, Jennifer Dianne (Burton) Dooley of Winchester, Ohio, nieces, Jessica Dooley and Megan (Dan) Smallwood and her mother-in-law, Diane (Charles) Fulton.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Christopher Alan Burton.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Andrew Beatty and Pastor William Kirby will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sally Jo Olk.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God guide you and lead you to the peace and comfort you need at this time.

  • I’m so sorry too hear about your loss.
    Prayers for you Brian!
    Hiedi, I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Brings back lots for me. Praying for you for comfort in this trying time. I really wish I could be there for you as you were for me.
    Miss you Hiedi!!

  • Praying for God’s perfect peace that passes all understanding to be poured out on the entire family.

  • Ben and I wish to extend our deepest condolence and sympathy to you and all of Sally’s loved ones. May she rest in peace. With love, Robin and Ben Hoshino

  • My deepest condolences to you Brian and family. There was a very special love between the two of you that was rare, and distinct. It was amazing to watch your joy and hers when you were together. I wish you peace, Brian. We are gifted from time to time with someone special, and you certainly were.


  • To Sally’s loving family-Sally was part of another loving family–her singing sisters in Sweet Adelines. I sang Baritone with her for a few years, and I will always remember her happy temperament and her joy in singing. I have fond memories of her as all of us in the chorus do. She was far too young to leave us, and she will be very much missed.
    My sympathies to you all in this loss.

  • Brian and family…

    So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for God to give you comfort, peace, and hope during this difficult time to reflect and celebrate Sally’s life and her devotion to God and family.

    She touched so many lives! God Bless you!
    Love and Prayers,
    Ron & Sherrie

  • So sorry–So sorry Brian & family. What a great woman. RIP Sally. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Dear Hiedi and Jakob. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandma. My prayers for all your family . Love Susan

  • Dear Brian and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Sally’s passing. She has been such an encouragement to us. Her recent card and letter of encouragement to Melanie is a cherished remembrance for both of us.

    May you be comforted and strengthened by knowing that Sally is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who she loved so much.

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

    God’s Peace and Blessing,
    Ken and Melanie

  • My thoughts are with you and your family Brian, may Sally rest in peace. Just know that she will no longer feel pain but joy.

  • my thoughts and prayers are with you all. hope for peace and comfort amongst the grief and sorrow you are experiencing.

  • So sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort and peace and lovely memories.

    Hiedi- I’m sure your mom was so proud of Jakob and of what a great mom you are to him!

  • Brian,

    So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.


  • Brian, so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace in this time of sorrow.

    Terry and Pam Hissong

  • Im so sorry Brian for you and your family. I am sending love and prayers your way and I pray for your peace and I have known you forever and I’m here for you always…

  • Your loss is Heaven’s gain. Sally was always a very kind and sweet lady. Cherish your memories of this wonderful lady. She made the world a brighter place with her presence.

    Faith E. Delk

  • Brian,

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.


  • Brian: So sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. I didn’t know her for long but I could tell she was a very special lady & I enjoyed seeing both of you at Canadochly on Sundays. May loving memories of all you shared with Sally comfort you at this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy. God bless you & the rest of Sally’s family.

  • Brian and family: So sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. I have enjoyed getting to know you both in your time with us at Canadochly. Sally was such an inspiration and fun person to be with even though she was so sick. I am sure she has touched many lives during this very hard journey. But, now, be assured, she has no more tears, no more pain, as she is with her Lord and Savior. Be comforted by your many loving memories. God Bless you and Sally’s family with His comfort and grace during this difficult time.

  • You are in my thoughts
    as you find your way though this.
    Know that the strain, the pain,
    will eventually ease.
    May your pleasant memories
    sustain and comfort you.
    God Bless !

  • I am so very sorry for your loss, Brian.
    I never knew there was a love so strong,(until I saw the wonderful posts on Facebook), the 2 of you shared. It was so uplifting for me to read the wonderful things you said to and about each other.
    I have faith that Sally is looking down at you with her wonderful smile, every time you think about her. I also have faith you 2 will be together again some day.
    My heart goes out to you and your family, as this is going to be the worst thing you will ever have to deal with.
    Cry if it makes you feel better and think of your Beautiful Sally, and it does help.

    My Deepest Condolences to you and you family,
    Nancy Ax Roye

  • I’m so sorry for your loss bro, Sally was a good and sweet lady and will be sadly missed. She had a good and warm heart. R.I.P. Sally

  • Brian,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Curtis, Prashanth and Jackie
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