Letha M. Sherrill (85) of Kahoka, passed away at 2:05am on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, at Clark County Nursing Home.
Letha was born April 1, 1937, in Wayland, Missouri to James “Everette” Haage, and Mary “Ellen” (Murphy) Haage. She was one of seven children who grew up on the farm. She worked at Fishback Market until she married Raymond Albert Sherrill on April 1, 1956. Together they had three children: Kenneth, Stephen, and Virginia.
Letha was very active as a wife and a mother and was also involved in many volunteer activities including vacation bible camps, the Moose Lodge (where she was president), and she was also president of the Christian Women’s Scholarship. Letha taught Sunday school, worked in the kitchen and was very active within her church. Letha was passionate about genealogy and loved spending time with her grandchildren and caring for her home and family. Letha was also an exceptionally talented seamstress, and enjoyed many crafts including doll making, crocheting, quilting and she created many projects that have since become family heirlooms. Letha was also an avid gardener and loved to travel. She and Raymond would often travel to Texas and would go camping, visiting, and playing cards with friends. Even after Letha’s disabilities, she still enjoyed visiting with friends and family.
Letha is survived by her husband of 66 years, her daughter Virginia Seaver, grandchildren; Jeremiah Sherrill of Kahoka, Tommy (Melody) Seaver of Arbela, MO, Janessa (Jason) Erb of Argyle, Iowa, Jennifer (Paul) Dobson, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, David Sherrill of Kahoka, and Anthony (Carley Simmons) Sherrill, of Wyaconda; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters Goldie (Ralph Jr. “Bud”) Laymon of Revere, and Esther Justice of Williamstown, Missouri; daughters in-law: Melissa Sherrill & Linda Sherrill, sister-in-law; Marjorie Haage and special nephew Larry David Cooper of Hamilton Illinois who came down a few times a week to help provide care for Letha during the last few years while she was at home, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her father and mother-in-law Glen and Mary Sherrill, sons, Kenneth and Stephen Sherrill, brothers James “Stanley” Haage and Kenneth Haage, sisters Mildred Simmons, and Mary Beck, grandsons Adam Seaver, and Jason Carpenter; brothers-in-law Robert Simmons, George Beck, Harold Ferguson, and Gary Justice, sisters-in-law Ruth Deiling, Edna Day, Joanne Ferguson, Esther Nichols and Mildred Simmons
There will be a funeral service for Letha at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home. Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2022, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
There will be a small graveside service at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, July 12, at the National Cemetery in Keokuk. The cemetery requests that anyone wishing to attend arrive by 10:15am.
Memorials in Letha’s memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans Charity, or directly to the family.
Friends and family are invited to leave condolences at www.wilsontriplett.com