New inductees chosen for Sedalia’s Sacred Heart Hall of Fame


Sacred Heart School in Sedalia announced this year’s inductees into the Sacred Heart Hall of Fame during an all-school Mass on Feb. 17.

Tim and Sally Alley — Sally Alley is a 1969 graduate of SHHS. Tim Alley served as a member of the Sacred Heart Foundation for more than 20 years.

“Throughout that time and since, the Alleys have held Sacred Heart near and dear to their hearts and remain supportive of our efforts to this day,” said Dr. Mark Register, school administrator.

The Alleys’ son, Dodd, Class of 2000, was a member of the cast of the 1998 school musical “Godspell” and was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the rest of the cast, crew and directors of that production.

Francis and Ruth Mergen — The Mergens provided all eight of their children a Sacred Heart School Catholic education.

One of the many highlights for the Mergen family is that they hosted the school’s first foreign exchange student, Mr. Hector Cruz from Costa Rica, in 1966. The families remain in contact to this day.

Francis Mergen passed away in 2004. Ruth Mergen was in the SHHS class of 1946 and is still an active parishioner and regular Mass attendee at age 93.

Tony and Teressa Simon — Mr. and Mrs. Simon provided their large Catholic family a strong Sacred Heart education.

They have had grandchildren graduate from the school as well.

The Simons have been active and passionate leaders in the Pettis County Catholic Community and have passed that passion on to their children and grandchildren.

Among the many lifetime highlights for the Simons, they and their children were recognized as the Pettis County Farm Family of the year in 1979.

Coach David Fall and the Sacred Heart High School 2007 & 2008 Missouri Class 1 State Volleyball Championship teams — Coach Fall, Class of 1978, and these girls amassed a two-year record of 62-8-8 on the way to back-to-back state championships.

Coach Fall and his teams represented Sacred Heart School in the proudest way, providing many happy memories for all that were there to watch and appreciate them.

Teresa Bain — A member of the Class of 1974, Mrs. Bain is a faithful, loyal, hardworking, unassuming servant leader.

She and her husband George raised and educated their two children at Sacred Heart, being active and involved Catholic school parents.

Mrs. Bain has had one grandchild graduate from the high school and has four more currently attending the school. 

She has worked as a teacher’s aide in the elementary school for many years, helping to improving the lives of countless SHS students.