Sherry Jay “S.J.” Shelton
September 23, 1955 ‒ May 19, 2021
Sherry Jay “S.J.” Shelton, age 65, of Marion, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Hospice of Central Ohio at The Ohio State University Medical Center with her loving family by her side following a courageous battle with cancer.
On September 23, 1955, Sherry was born in Marion, Ohio, the fifth of six children of the late Robert “Jay” and Clara “Boots” (Thacker) Shelton.
For the past 10 plus years, Sherry has worked at Cardington Yutaka Technologies, where she often worked seven days a week and her retirement papers came in the mail while she was still in the hospital. She also had worked at Ranco, GTE, and MCCAC.
Sherry loved spending time outdoors and shopping with her sisters. She was a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Most important of all to Sherry was her family. She overflowed with love for her daughters, for whom she was the best “Bonus Mom”, her “grandbabies”, and her sisters and her brother.
Sherry will be remembered for “having a heart of gold, and the spirit of a lion.” She had an “infectious smile” and “it was impossible to have a bad day around her.”
Left to cherish her memory are her five siblings: Nancy Rosenberger of Waldo, Brenda Crist of Texas, Robert (Chris) Shelton of Lewis Center, Pam Spreng of Loudonville, and Marla (Steve) Runyon of Marion; two daughters: Stevie (Jason) Johns, and Stephanie (Mike) Succio; four grandbabies: Ava and Layla Johns, and Alec and Landry Succio; and many loved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Including her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gary Spreng.
Her family will greet friends from 1 – 3 pm on Monday, May 24, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring her life will follow there at 3 pm, with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio (https://www.hospiceofcentralohio.org/donate/donate-now/) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate/).
On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to everyone at Hospice of Central Ohio for their tender care of Sherry during her final weeks and days while transitioned to her new life.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Sherry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.