Lula Mae Sheets

May 20, 1925 ‒ June 09, 2021

Sunbury, Ohio

Lula Mae Sheets, 96, of Sunbury, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Bennington Glen in Marengo. She was born May 20, 1925 to the late Henry S. and Lula Mae (Poe) Gartin. She married William D. Sheets, and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Kiser of Sunbury, Linda Tagg of Columbus, and Rita (Paul) Erdmann of Brunswick; one son, David Sheets of Sunbury; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a cousin, Virginia Mormon of Colorado; sister-in-law, Mary Ufferman of Delaware; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Kenneth and Bernard; granddaughter, Donna Kiser; grandson, Lucas Erdmann; two great-grandchildren, Abagail and Noah.

She moved to the Sunbury area to live with family at a young age. She met her husband, William while at a square dance. After a brief time of dating, they were married on May 8, 1943. Lula was known for her artistic side. She spent her time drawing and painting. She was also skilled in playing the piano, being able to play most things by ear. She enjoyed writing, which included her own children’s story, Pogo, The Kangaroo. She had no enemies; she was calm and quiet. She was a member of The Mom Club for a number of years. She was a member of a close card club. She was the originator of the family tradition of a meal and square dance party for News Year’s Eve. She took pride in the name Grandma.

A service to honor Lula’s life will begin at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr, Delaware, OH 43015; with burial to follow at Greenmound Cemetery, in Kilbourne. Visitation will be from 10-11am, Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Hospice, Delaware County Humane Society, Kilbourne U.M.C..

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Sheets family.

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  • Rita, Paul,and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings to all .

  • Grandma, you will be missed by many people who loved you. You brought family together and opened your door to those who needed company or a meal surrounded by friends. I really enjoyed our Sunday meals on the farm and noticed your kindness to others. You were an excellent role model with your calm demeanor and sweetness. I enjoyed our virtual video calls over the past year and enjoyed hearing some of your stories from days long gone. I’ll always think of you when I eat watermelon and will spit a seed over the fence in hopes of a surprise watermelon growing up.
    I am so proud of you for the long life that you lived. Your life is something to celebrate. I am excited for you to embrace your love ones that you said good bye to on earth with a reunion in the heavens. Your mother has waited a long time to meet you. She did a great job being your personal angel for the past 96 years. I imagine you two sitting and talking for hours. Heaven will be a wonderful place for you. Enjoy your new home among the angels. I love you. – Rebecca Sue