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Funeral Service

Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Saturday July 27th, 2019

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Opalean Marie Ruth Sherry

Opalean M. Sherry, 77, of Payne,  passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Vancrest of Payne.

Opalean was born in Delphos on April 20, 1942, a daughter of the late Regina M. (Siefker) and Charles H. Schlatman. She was one of their 13 children.

She was a loving caregiver, working in nursing homes until she retired.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Michael (Cheryl) Sherry of Mexico, IN, Cynthia (Steve) Coil, Kimberly Mansfield both of Payne & James (Bobbie Jo) Sherry of Paulding; 13 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gayle Fife & Richard Sherry.

Her funeral service is 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 27th at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 312 S. Main St., Payne.

Viewing is Saturday, 9 am - 10:30 am at the church.

She will be laid to rest at Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

Memorials are to the church.

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I am sorry for your loss, Kim and family.

Kristina Kipker Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on July 26, 2019

Opalean, just want you to know that you will truly be missed by all of us! we are so thankful to have had you in our lives and we will forever have you in our hearts, until we meet agian Sweet Angel! Love the Krughs

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Kim, Jim, Cyndie, Mike and families, your mother was such a kind person, and so loved her family. She was a joy to know,and will be missed. We know you have wonderful memories to share. Our sympathy and prayers, Ken and Barb Lentz

Barbara Lentz Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Opalean Sherry

Nanette & Jordyn Giesige Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was ordered on July 25, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Opalean Sherry

DAWN MILLER Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Kim, Jim, Cyndie, Mike and families.... You folks had one of the sweetest, good natured, hard working, dedicated and well intended Mothers any of us could ask for.....and I had the good fortune of knowing her for many, many years.... It did grieve me to see her so quiet and frail during these last couple of years......'cause I recognized that she was not the Opalean I knew for many years prior. I have no doubt that she has inherited eternal life and been restored to her cheerful, talkative and unselfish self. Rest in peace Opalean...thanks for the many fond memories.. You were another of Payne's gems.....
With our sympathy to all of Opalean's family and friends.....

Jim and Vicki Hooker Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM


With deapest sympathy for your loss. William and Theresa Fruit

Expression of Sympathy Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

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