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Joan (Clabaugh) Sherman

January 22, 1929 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 88)

Joan  Sherman, age 88, of Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Westminister Village North in Lawrence following an extended illness.
She was born on January 22, 1929 in Elwood, to the late Rae and Helen (Arbuckle) Clabaugh.  Joan was a 1947 graduate ofWendell L. Willkie High School in Elwood..  On January 2, 1948 she married  Ira "Wilson" Sherman and they shared more than 69 years of marriage together. She was a  homemaker and devoted herself to taking care of her family and her home.  She was a faithful member of East Main St. Christian Church, and was a member of Elwood's Fifty Plus Club.    Joan enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting, and also enjoyed collecting birds of all kinds.  She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
Joan is survived by her loving husband Wilson Sherman of Elwood, 3 sons, David Lee (Nancy) Sherman of Union Hall, VA,  Terry (Sue) Sherman of Elwood,  and Steve (Sherri) Sherman of Greenfield, daughter-in-law, Mary Sherman of Milwaukee, WI,  7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jim) Riggs, Brian (Theresa ) Sherman,  Margo (Andrew) Multerer, John (Christa) Sherman, Greg Sherman,  Lori Sherman, and Justin (Gloria) Sherman, 5 great-granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, and 2 sisters-in-law, Peggy Clabaugh of Alexandria and Madeline Clabaugh of Elwood.
Joan was preceded in death by her father, Rae Clabaugh, mother, Helen Clabaugh, son, Robert  Sherman, 2 brothers, Jerry Clabaugh and Larry Clabaugh, and a daughter-in-law, Karen Sherman.
A funeral service celebrating Joan's life will conducted at 11:00 am Monday, July 31, 2017 at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood,  with Rev. Roger Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
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 Service Information

July 30, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 S. Anderson St.
Elwood, Indiana 46036

Funeral Service
July 31, 2017

11:00 AM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 S. Anderson St.
Elwood, Indiana 46036

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