Sherry Stanish-Holloway

September 17, 1963 ‒ May 13, 2015

Columbus, Indiana
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Sherry Stanish-Holloway passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Columbus, Indiana surrounded by her family. She was 51.

She was born September 17, 1963 to parents Albert & Phyllis Stanish in Mansfield. After Sherry was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, class of 1981, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from University of Phoenix. An avid diver, she earned her Divemaster Degree in 2011.

Sherry worked at Cummins, where she worked for over 15 years.

In spare time, she took pleasure in scrapbooking with close friends. She loved to garden and had a passion for scuba diving and travel. Sherry has visited many Caribbean islands, some twice or more.

She is survived by parents, her brothers Chris (Nan) Stanish and Bryan (Beth) Stanish; two nieces Baleigh and Ashley; five nephews Cory, Chad, Michael, Connor, and Bret, and two great nieces Aubrey Rose and Zoei.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Margaret & Don Reinhart, and Scree & Albert K. Stanish.

Her family will receive friends 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home (350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield). Private burial will be later held in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Sherry’s Memorial Fund with First Merit Bank, checks may be made payable to Sherry Holloway at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Sherry’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • We are deeply saddened to hear about our dear friend and colleague. Sherry was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. Her bright smile, wonderful sense of humor, and contagious laugh made our hearts sing. She will be deeply missed. God has definitely acquired an beautiful angel. We loved her like a sister.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Mark and Kim Brooks
    Owners of Southern Indiana Scuba and the SIS Scuba Diving Family

  • I was saddened to hear about Sherry,s passing. My heart goes out to all her family and friends. She was_a very vibrant and beautiful lady who inspired many people including myself. She will be missed by many and I will always hold a specialplace in my heart for her. I will always love you

  • I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during times of tragedy. At 1 Corinthians 15:26 we are promised that very soon, ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on this earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this brings you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.

  • Dear Stanish family, I’m so sorry for the loads of your dear, sweet Sherry. She was a wonderful person who lived life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by all of you, as well as all of her friends. May God hold you all in his loving arms.
    I love you, Sherry.

  • I am so sorry for the loss. Sherry was a beautiful and special lady and a great dear friend. She will be missed by you and by all of the friends she made around the world. I know you are all still reeling, I know I am, but Sherry will remain in our memories. I will love and miss you my friend Sherry.

  • Sherry was a great lady and will be missed. I loved hearing about her trips and seeing the pictures. I will miss her!
    Thinking of your family!

  • Phyllis & Al, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless you.

  • Those of us who worked with Sherry will miss her bright smile and vibrant personality. She daily taught us lessons about bravery, determination, and perseverance, by the way she met her own crisis. She will not be forgotten by her colleagues. Condolences to her family for the loss of this bright star.

    • I believe that co-worker Barb Detchon said very eloquently how I and many other of Sherry’s co-workers thought of her. She was indeed a very vibrant presence here at the office and also taught me so much about systems that I still use today here at work. I appreciate her knowledge that she was willing to share with us and her warm personality that we all enjoyed being around.

  • Sherry showed us all what courage looks like. As if this was not enough, she did it in a lady-like manner, with humour, lightness of heart, and always a fun word to bring her team together. Impossible to forget such a force of nature! Her light goes with us into the world.

  • Sherry was always a joy to work with. Even in stressful situations she found a way to laugh about it and lighten the mood. I am grateful for the last visit I had with her at Columbus Hospital. Even though she was very sick she was able to share a few laughs. She was a true friend who you could always count on when you needed a hand. I’m sure Sherry would have done anything she could when I needed help. I will miss her warm personality and smiling face. To her family I express my deepest sorrow for your loss. I know your hearts must be absolutely broken right now. You are in my prayers.

  • Heavy heart today at the loss of my friend as her family and friends share in a memorial service….Sherry was a long time scrapbooking buddy. We had many good times scrapbooking at Hilltop and making cards in our monthly card club. Sherry always had a smile and wonderful sense of humor…she will be greatly missed at future scrapbooking/card making events but will definitely be remembered at each and every one….We love you and will miss you greatly! RIP
    dear friend….

  • Words can’t express my sympathy.
    I wish you all strength at this time, and hope that you remember the happy and bright times with Sherry.