OBITUARY

Jean S. Sherriff

May 24, 1929May 8, 2019

SHERRIFF, Jean S. (born Carolyn Jean Share), departed from this life at 9:17 p.m. on May 8, 2019. She most recently was in residence at Trinity Community in Beavercreek, Ohio, where she made many friends. Born in Brookville, Ohio, on May 24, 1929, to John and May (Thomas) Share, she was the beloved younger sister of Marion, John and Jerold, all deceased. Her sister, Evelyn, died before Jean was born. Jean has maintained longstanding friendships with her classmates from Brookville High School, class of 1947, and those from Otterbein College, class of 1951. In addition to raising her four children, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Columbus; a tutor in Centerville; a travel agent; and a loving caregiver to her grandchildren. Jean loved art, music and literature. She traveled extensively, was a museum docent, and attended scores of symphonic and chamber concerts. She was a steadfast friend to her fellow docents and her reading group, and an active member in her college women’s organization. Jean was preceded in death by her daughter, Marcy, and her children’s father, Stan Sherriff. She is survived by sister-in-law Polly Share; daughter Ellen (Jeff) Ireland; son John (Cheryl Napier) Sherriff; daughter Jane Black; grandchildren Elizabeth (Jimmy Squibb) Ireland, Olivia Ireland, Justin (Jessica) Owens, Chelsea (Wyatt) Smith, Charlie (Andrea Hite) Black and Hazel Black; great-grandchildren Jared, Jada and Jenny Owens, Kara and Kendra Smith. Her family thanks the doctors, nurses and support staff who cared for her, especially Dr. Werner and Charlotte, Dr. Marinella and Mike. Hospice of Dayton provided great comfort and support at her time of transition. A memorial celebration will be held at Patterson Homestead from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. with a service of remembrances, poems, prayers and music taking place at 5 pm, followed by a singing circle at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to WDPR, WYSO or Otterbein University. Services are being provided by Tobias Beavercreek.

Services

20 May

Memorial Celebration

4:00 pm

Patterson Homestead

1815 Brown St.
Dayton, Ohio 45409

A memorial celebration will be held at Patterson Homestead from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. with a service of remembrances, poems, prayers and music taking place at 5 pm, followed by a singing circle at 6pm.

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Janet Estep

May 14, 2019

Jean and I were both docents at the Dayton Art Institute. She was always smiling... always. Graceful, giving, and gracious. And that is the way I will remember her. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Jane and all Jean's family.

Mary Eberle

May 13, 2019

I worked at the Dayton Art Institute for 13 years and scheduled the docents for tours. Jean was a favorite and always stepped up when I needed someone for a school or an adult tour. She was always gracious and kind, had a smile for everyone and truly loved the museum. I enjoyed working with her and was sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to the family.