Sherri L. Hannaford

August 13, 1942 ‒ July 22, 2019

Loudonville, Ohio

Sherri Lee Hannaford, age 76, of Loudonville, died Monday July 22, 2019 at the University Hospital in Cleveland. Sherri was born August 13, 1942 in Warren, Ohio the only child of the late Mel and Evelyn (Bash) Shilling. She was extremely proud of her parents. Sherri’s family moved to Loudonville when she was one year old. She attended the Loudonville schools where she was a devoted cheerleader for the Redbirds during her high school years. She was a 1960 graduate of Loudonville High School.

She attended the Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville.

Sherri’s passion was collecting and displaying various “things”. Anything that reminded her of cuteness, beauty or love, she’d pick it up and you knew she was going to buy it.

Among the things Sherri treasured the most was her family and the multitude of friends she had. Sherri was a very friendly and kind person who liked everybody. She loved her pets and could never live without one, two or more.

There is no doubt Sherri will be dearly missed by her family and the many friends she had.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Gary Hannaford, two sons John Hannaford of Loudonville and Jeff (Naomi) Hannaford of Florida; two granddaughters Katherine Elizabeth Hannaford and Emily Nichol Hannaford of Stafford Springs, Connecticut; grandson Jason (Halle) Hannaford of Atlanta, Georgia and her great grandson Addicus, whom she had not had the pleasure of seeing.

There will be a private graveside service, honoring the life of Sherri L. Hannaford, at the Loudonville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, in honor of Sherri L. Hannaford, may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 222 East Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home, Lindsey Chapel, 123 North Market Street, Loudonville, is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Sherri Lee Hannaford.

  • Gary and family, Grief is such a strange experience. With the news of her passing, mine will slowly be releasing as it was so long ago (45 years) that Gary, Sherri and I were together. So many memories are flooding into my emotions. I regret that we totally lost touch.

    Celebrating her life with you, Gary, I will share a memory that brings a smile. Hopefully others remember her home in German Village.

    Her home in German Village with her four Pomeranians truly fit the German Village lifestyle. She loved German Village, loved her new home, loved her dogs and warmly invited me to come see this German Village house, Remembering my introduction to her kids, the Poms, I was overwhelmed with activity, which included racing around, growling, barking, and then obedience when Sherri spoke. Ok, yelled. lol Second generation was Red, the most vocal male pup (the troublemaker) and then I believe Mandy, gentle and shy. First generation parents were better trained, the male wanting left alone, and the female, a sweetheart. I do believe most of my recollection is correct. Indeed this family was blessed when Gary entered the picture.

    She was a woman who directly touched my life with her insights, her laughter and her love. Why did I just learn of the Hannaford’s living in Loudonville while preparing for my in-law’s internment in Loudonville, not more than 10 days before she passed. I am stunned, disappointed, and grieving.