Sheryl Diane Clay, age 76, passed away at her home near Mendon, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
She was born December 21, 1945, in Decatur, Indiana, to the late Gale and Wilma (Alt) Butcher.
Sheryl and Jerry Clay were married on November 30, 1963. Jerry survives, along with their children: Tim Clay of Haviland, Terri Jutte of Celina, and Traci (Kevin) Mendenhall of Scott. A son, Todd Allen Clay, passed away in 2007.
Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Chandler Clay, Katie Clay, Kaylie (Devin) Joseph, Rachel Jutte, Jared Jutte, Cody (Madison) Hagaman, Seth Mendenhall and Taylor Hagaman; 6 great grandchildren; Sheryl's 3 brothers and a sister: Dallas (Marie) Butcher, Jack Butcher, Jim (Donnetta) Butcher, and Deb (Mike) Schumm; and a brother-in-law, Tom Clay.
She was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law: Lois Butcher and Marcia Clay, and Jerry's parents: Darrell "Boogie" and Alberta Clay.
Sheryl graduated with the Parkway High School Class of 1963. She had worked at Walmart in the Pharmacy and Sewing Departments for 17 years. Sheryl was very talented in decorating. She repurposed antique furnishings and used them creatively in her home.
For 30 years, she participated in a monthly card club with a group of Mendon area ladies. They enjoyed the food and fellowship as much as the card games. Sheryl loved the Christmas season and all the decorations. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandkids and great grandkids.
Memorial Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, with Pastor Kevin Hall officiating. Calling Hours are from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
In Sheryl’s honor, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 480 Dussel Dr., Suite 150, Maumee, 43537 (Attn: Findlay-Lima Office) or Community Health Professionals Hospice, 816 Pro Drive, Celina 45822.
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