Sheryl Ann Carter

October 14, 1958 ‒ October 17, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Sheryl Ann Carter, 52, of Delaware, died at home Sunday October 17, 2010 after fighting lung and bone cancer for three years. Sheryl was born October 14, 1958 in Marysville to Jack D. and Audrey Ann Lilley. She grew up at a series of military bases before her family settled in Morrow County. After graduating from Highland High School in 1977, she briefly served in the U.S. Navy. In the 1980’s while known as Sheryl Webb, she was a Bun’s Restaurant server who livened up the joint with her sass, skills, and striking Billy Idol hairdo. The day the french fryer caught fire, she escorted elderly patrons to safety as flames shot out the kitchen door. She later handled payables and unsnarled billing snafus for hundreds of McDonald’s Restaurants and saved the company a fortune rooting out unneeded telephone expenses. Her career ended on July 31, 2002 when the elevator at her workplace dropped her three floors, leaving her with a disabling back injury. Sheryl was a skilled cook with a flair for sautés and extra loving touches. She appreciated quality dining and patronized several good restaurants. She loved to “play in the dirt” planting flowers outside her East Side home. If Stephen King wrote it, she read it. She liked hiking at Mohican and hot tubbing in the Hocking Hills and shopping Saturday mornings at the Main Street Delaware Farmers’ Market. She could ten-key a column of numbers as fast as you could read them, and fold a full-size fitted sheet to perfection effortlessly. She doted over her cats, fretted over her children, and hummed with happy satisfaction when everything was neatly in place. She is survived by her parents of Marengo; husband, Jesse Carter, whom she married in May 2001; daughter, Rachel Webb of Delaware; son, Joshua Webb of Delaware; granddaughter, Charlize Ann Mason; brother, Daniel (Cheryl) Lilley of Marengo; a niece and nephew. Sheryl’s family will celebrate her life and receive friends on Thursday October 21st from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Tri-Township Fire Station, 495 Sunbury Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street Delaware Flower Pot Fund, 10 ½ N. Sandusky St., Suite 210, Delaware. Rodman Neeper Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and to share a memory of Sheryl or to offer condolences to the family, please visit