Sheryl L. (West) Carter, 43, of Vermilion, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Morenci, Mich., daughter of the late Mary Jane (Ward) and Ruben Roy West. She graduated from Wauseon High School and attended BGSU.
Sheryl loved to fish and sew and was an accomplished woodworker. She could do just about anything. She made cancer care bears and donated many of the proceeds to the Northcoast Cancer Care. She also donated her time and abilities to the good work Northcoast does. Sheryl was the joker in the bunch – she could make everyone smile. She was fiercely loyal to her many good friends, and she never wanted to give up her fight.
Sheryl is survived by her companion, Jenny Keller, of Vermilion; sons, Robert James Carter, of Waterview, Va., and Andrew and Ryan Keller, both of Vermilion; sisters, Sharon (Tom) Dayhuff, of Norwalk, Barb West, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Patricia West, of Bradenton, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Matt, Ryan, Michelle, Dawn, Angie, Ken, Jason, Mike, and Jeremy; and many aunts and uncles.
At Sheryl’s request, there will be no viewing and cremation will take place. Friends are invited to a memorial gathering to celebrate Sheryl’s life 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus, Ave., Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made in Sheryl’s name to Northcoast Cancer Care, 417 Quarry Lakes Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.