Maxine Kelly Sherer

March 28, 1923 ‒ November 19, 2008

formerly of Galion, Ohio

Maxine Kelly Sherer, age 85, formerly of Galion, Ohio, died Wednesday afternoon, November 19, 2008, at East Cooper Hospital near the home of her son, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

She was born near Edison, Ohio, on March 28, 1923, the daughter of the late Alva S. and Dora (Tagg) Kelly. Maxine graduated from Edison High School in the Class of 1942, and then went to work at the H.P.M. Corp. in Mount Gilead.

During World War II, Maxine enlisted in the U.S. Navy “Waves” to assist her fellow veterans in the war effort.

On February 14, 1948, Maxine married Kenneth E. Sherer and they lived in Mt. Gilead for seven years before moving to Richmond, Indiana. During her time in Indiana, she worked for the Richmond Pediatric Center and was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Kenneth preceded her in death in 1987.

On January 17, 1993, she married Glen Sherer, Ken’s brother and moved to Eldon, Missouri. He also preceded her in death in 1997.

In 2000, Maxine moved to Galion to be closer to what she always considered “home.” While here, she was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, and enjoyed playing tennis and golf.

In early 2007 Maxine moved to be near her son, Keith. She lived in Sandpiper Village, a retirement community in Mt. Pleasant, SC and regularly played bingo and bridge.

Maxine will be dearly missed by her two sons Keith A. Sherer of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Roger L. Sherer of Tucker, Georgia; a step-son, Randall Sherer and wife Lynda of Milwaukee, WI; two step-daughters: Lt. Colonial Barbara Sherer of Ft. Lee, Virginia, and Linda Call of Niwot, Colorado; a grandson, Daniel H. Sherer; a step-granddaughter, DeAnna Sherer; a sister, Veldren (Raymond) Hartpence of Edison, Ohio; sister-in-law: Virginia Sherer of Galion, Ohio, and brother-in-law Robert Mosher of Charlotte, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her parents and two husbands, Maxine was preceded in death by two sisters: Ernestine Leitweiler and Hazel Mosher.

Her family will greet friends from 1 – 2 p.m. on Monday, November 24, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where services celebrating her life will follow immediately at 2:00 p.m. with her step-daughter Lt. Colonial Barbara Sherer and Pastor Bob Johncox officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

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