Charlotte “Sally” Conti, age 78, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at home, surrounded by her family, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Sally was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia in October 1942 to Charles Bascom and Mary P. Daugherty. Growing up, she attended First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was the secretary. She graduated from Lee High School, where she played drums in the marching band.
Sally lived most of her life in Richmond, working as a waitress at many local restaurants, including Elks Country Club, Dintaman’s, and finally retiring from The Olde Richmond Inn. Many of her customers said she was the “best waitress in town” and always asked to be served by her. After retiring, she worked as a caretaker for several people, the latest being Lillian, whom she loved dearly.
Sally spent the last ten winters in Florida and took many cruises and vacations to the Carribean and Canada. She loved the beach, and especially enjoyed watching the sun set over the ocean. She never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation, making new friends wherever she went. She had a caring heart and a listening ear, and always gave great, honest advice. One of her favorites was, “Never wrestle with a pig, because you both get dirty and the pig likes it.”
She enjoyed traveling, reading, dining out, playing cards, dancing, concerts, and watching game shows, her favorite being Jeopardy. She had a lot of knowledge in her brain! But mostly she loved just spending time with family and friends.
Sally will be forever missed by her survivors, her husband of twenty six years Victor J. Conti, son Sie B. Callebs, daughter Dee Dee (Darin) Doner, grandson Dr. Dylan (Dr. Emily) Doner, great granddaughter Eliza Jane, brother Wayne Daugherty, sister Alice Livesay, sister-in-law Lori (Neil) Anderson, many nieces and nephews, friends, and her faithful dog Bella. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, B.J. Daugherty.
A heartfelt thanks to Sharon Dintaman, Kim and Ron Shaffer and Jan Copeland for all of their love and support during this most difficult time. The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring and compassionate Hospice and Oncology staff at Reid Health.
Sally generously donated her body to the Anatomical Education Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. This gift will contribute significantly to the advancement of health science education in the state of Indiana. Those, like Sally, who decide to bequeath their bodies to the health sciences have made a significant contribution that benefits the quality of life and care for the living.
A celebration of life will be announced.