Sheryl ‘Sherrie’ Lynn Simonis
Sheryl “Sherrie” Lynn Simonis, 55, of Fostoria, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018.
After a courageous battle with cancer, she crossed the finish line when God called her home.
She was born April 14, 1962, in Bangor, Maine, to Ronny and Geraldine (Craley) Driggs. Sherrie married Dennis McDonald, and they divorced. She then married Danny Simonis May 8, 1998, in Bascom, and he survives.
Also surviving is her mother, Geraldine Smith of Fostoria; mother-in-law, Norma Simonis of Fostoria; three sons, Brian (Amanda) McDonald of Trenton, and Jake and Caleb Simonis, at home; a daughter, Stacy (Philip Morgart) McDonald of Mooreseville, North Carolina; a stepson, Brok (Maryah) Darr of Fostoria; six grandchildren, Owyn, Vance, Natalie, Riley, Noah and Caitlin; and two sisters, Marcia (Geoff Studrawa) Kunkelman and Lisa (Jim) Siebenaller, both of Fostoria.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ronny Driggs; stepfather, Jim Kraylek; and father-in-law, Robert Simonis.
Sherrie was a 1980 graduate of Fostoria High School. In 1984, she received her licensed practical nurse degree from Bowling Green Area School of Practical Nursing. She was an LPN at St. Catherine’s Manor, Fostoria, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bascom.
Spending time with family and friends is what Sherrie cherished the most. She enjoyed camping and gardening. Every spring, you could count on seeing her working in her flowerbeds, her hands in the dirt with her rain boot “galoshes” on. Sherrie always was able to say something nice about everyone. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at All Saints Parish, New Reigel, with the Rev. Tim Kummerer officiating. The rosary will be prayed at the church just prior to Mass.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey.
Memorials in Sherrie’s memory are suggested to Cancer Patient Services of Hancock County or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hffh.net.