Marie C. Sherman, 82, of Sandusky, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, while visiting her son in Smethport, Pa. She had been battling cancer for more than a year.
A native of Fremont, she was born March 31, 1927, daughter of the late Rose (Beir) and Edward Hoelzle. A 1945 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Fremont, she married Raymond E. Sherman on July 26, 1947, in Fremont. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1995.
Marie lived in Boston and Keokuk, Iowa, while her husband pursued a career in broadcasting, before returning to Ohio in 1950. She was an operator at Ohio Bell Telephone in Sandusky and then worked at Chrysler Plastics as the front office receptionist and retired from the accounting department in 1990.
She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sandusky, American Legion Auxiliary, the Collector’s Club and the Red Hat Society.
Marie is survived by her two sons, Gregory (Maryla) Sherman of Huron and Jeffery (Melody McDowell) of Smethport; daughter, Denise Eaton of Iowa; grandchildren, Amy Rodriguez of Sandusky and Brian Rodriguez of Iowa; two sisters, Hilda Hoelzle of Fremont and Norma Ochs of Port Clinton.
In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by a sister, Marguerite Hoelzle and brother, Don Hoelzle.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wed at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to McKean County Visiting Nurses and Hospice, P.O. Box 465, 20 School St., Bradford PA, 16701.
Condolences may be shared with her family at grofffuneralhomes.com.