• Born: July 17, 1928
  • Died: November 22, 2017
  • Location: Strongsville, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

SARAH "SALLY" SEEDHOUSE (nee Seed), age 89. Passed away peacefully with her children at her bedside on Wednesday November 22, 2017. Beloved wife of 64 years to the late Donald F. Loving mother of Laura Gonzalez (Carl), Jeffrey (deceased), Dale Green (Mike, deceased), Anne Murray, Halle Esson (Matt Kelly), Paul (Cobi) and Brian (Kelly). Cherished grandmother of Katie and Jason (Allison) Forms, Jake Ballou (Katie), Lindsey Ballou Brown (Jon), Kara and Matthew Esson, Sarah and Jack Seedhouse; great grandmother of Isaac, Noah, Gabriel, Maggie Grace, Ellie and Owen. Dear sister of the late Dorothy Rohrer, Duane Seed, Hugh Seed, Roland Seed and Constance Fedirko. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will live on in our hearts forever. Sarah was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1928, daughter of Arthur Seed and Stella (Carris) Seed, she was a graduate of Rocky River High School and a longtime resident of Berea and Strongsville. Sally shared a strong love of family, an appreciation for nature, the ability to create beauty in her home and surroundings, and brought an abundance of comfort and joy to those around her. Sally cherished the lasting friendships she had with her high school friends, water aerobics "family" and other close friends, as they celebrated life and held each other up. She devoted her life to caring for others, and demonstrated grace, strength, dignity and humor until the end. In honor of her late husband Don, the family suggest contributions to The Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194. Funeral services Sunday December 3, 2017 at the funeral home 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).



Condolence & Memory Journal

And in memory of your Grandma and Grandpa! Thinking of you all with much love.

Posted by Kathy Sekerak - Middleburg Hts, OH - Friend   November 22, 2018

Much love to all the Seedhouse family for the one year anniversary of their mother. She was always patient, kind and even with seven children always had room at the table for one more. Thinking of you all, with many blessings to your family, in memory of your mom and dad.

Posted by Kathy Sekerak - Middleburg Hts, OH - Friend   November 21, 2018

Aunt Sal was exceptionally special and we all were so blessed to have her touch our lives. I feel so, so fortunate to have had her in mine.

Posted by Kathleen Andrews - Savannah, GA - family   December 06, 2017

I have so many good memories of my Aunt, among the best being her recent trip to Savannah made possible by my cousin Laura and cousin Kathleen. Aunt Sally helped raise me when my parents were ill and I always considered her my 'second mom'. I don't know how she kept track of all of us, but she always called me on my birthday, which made me feel very special. She was indeed a classy, beautiful and caring person and I will miss her greatly.

Posted by Susan Manning - Savannah, GA - Family   December 05, 2017

How sad we are for the deep loss of your gracious, caring and beautiful Mom, cherished family member and friend.
May the loving, strengthening arms of our Heavenly Father hold each of you close in all the days to come.
Kevin Hines and Family

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2017


May loving memories comfort you at this time.
With heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by Betsy Jacoby - Friend   December 01, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Phillipians 4:6,7,13

Posted by Tonya - Cleveland, OH   November 27, 2017

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2017

Mrs. Seedhouse was so welcoming to me, and to anyone who came to the Seedhouse house. It didn't matter that she had 7 children to tend to, she always made me feel special, like one of the family. I never heard her raise her voice to anyone, and if she was ever under any stress she never showed it, she always stayed calm and collected. She appeared so healthy, and as sweet as always, when I saw her just a few months ago, right before her 89th birthday. My heart goes out to the Seedhouse family, as her passing was so unexpected and Mrs. Seedhouse was still so active and had many plans for her future. She brought into this world 7 awesome children, and along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I know a part of her will always be with us. Thank you Mrs. Seedhouse for your continuing kindness and graciousness throughout the years. You will be so missed.
My family and I send many warm and loving prayers, and love, to the whole Seedhouse family.

Posted by Kathy Sekerak - Family Friend   November 27, 2017


My sincere condolences to you and yours at this time.

Posted by Michael Cooper - East Cleveland, OH   November 27, 2017

Our sympathy is with your family during your time of loss. I know my Aunt Marion will miss her dear friend, Sally, and all the fun they had together. I am glad that I had the opportunity to have lunch w/ Sally and the lunch group over the past few years. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Sandra Moore Robertson - Apex, NC - Family Friend   November 26, 2017

Sarah was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She treated me as family from the first time we met. I always enjoyed or dinners together, and will miss her sense of humor, and the way she like to tease me.

Prayers to the entire Seedhouse family, Sally was a wonderfully kind, sweet lady, and she will be missed...

Matt Kelly

Posted by Matt Kelly - Strongsville, OH - Family   November 26, 2017