Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cora Dale (Rollins) Sherrell 1925-2009

Cora Dale Sherrell, of Dixon, was born on January 6, 1925, at Dixon, a daughter of William T. and Cora (Groves) Rollins, and departed this life at 8:50 a.m., Monday morning, May 11, 2009, at her daughter’s residence near Dixon. Mrs. Sherrell had been in failing health and had attained the age of 84 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Mrs. Sherrell was united in marriage in March 1941, at Dixon, to Charlie Lester Sherrell and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; her parents; five brothers, infant Leonard Rollins; Dave Rollins; Eugene Rollins; Shelby Rollins; and William Rollins; five sisters, Gertrude Norris; Cecil Eads; Ursie Prewett; Margaret Rozella; and Erma Durtschi; and one son-in-law, Donald Campbell.

Mrs. Sherrell was a member of the Santee Community Church, Dixon and retired from Brown Shoe Company, Dixon, where she had worked as a top stitcher. She was a volunteer for the Dixon Senior Center and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Sherrell include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Pauline Sherrell; Roger and Mary Sherrell and Samuel and Sandra Sherrell, all of Dixon; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Campbell, Dixon; Idena and Ronald Hale, Belle; and Connie and Michael Morgan, Dixon; ten grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Sherrell at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday morning, May 13, 2009 in the Long-Gilbert Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Day, Hancock Christian Church, Dixon and Bro. Shawn Davis, DeSoto, officiating. Two favorite hymns were sung by Becky Smith.

Interment was in the Freedom Cemetery, under the direction of the Long-Gilbert Funeral Home, Dixon. Pallbearers for Mrs. Sherrell were Matthew Campbell, Carless Campbell, Jimmy Sherrell, Jeremy Robertson, Mike Tracy and James Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Hauck, Bernie Niedert and Christopher Smith.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Freedom Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the office of the Long-Gilbert Funeral Home, Dixon.

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