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Rebecca Elizabeth Sherman

Nov 19, 2008

Rebecca Elizabeth Sherman, 95, of Montgomery, died Nov. 14, 2008, at home.

Born Aug. 29, 1913, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Beeber) DeWald.

She was raised on Pepper Street in Muncy and attended the Muncy Normal School. After her marriage to Donald F. Sherman, Sr., on Oct. 19, 1935, she assisted him on their three farms (first in the Elimsport area, then along Route 405 in Montgomery, and later at their Brouse Road farm), all while raising their five children. Their marital union spanned 72 years until his death earlier this year on July 1, 2008.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church and a former member of the Eagle Grange.

Surviving are five children, Liz Heilman of Muncy, Kay (Fred) McCarty of Watsontown, Gail (Gary) Kinney of Trail Creek, Indiana, Donald (Connie) Sherman, Jr., of Muncy and Kathy (Herm) Swartz of Milton; 13 grandchildren, Peggy Batt, Debbie Bierly, John Heilman, David McCarty, Louella Rupert, Gary Kinney, Jr., Robert Kinney, Scott Kinney, Michael Sherman, Melissa Ural, Colleen Swartz, Clinton Swartz and Beth Swartz; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mary Ann Young; a grandson, Charles Donald Swartz; a great-great-grandson, Nickolas James Beaver; one brother, Boyd DeWald and two sisters, Geraldine Waltman and Jean Wynings.

Friends were received at Grenoble’s, Muncy on Nov. 18, followed by a graveside service in Montoursville Cemetery, officiated by her minister, Pastor Zachary Labagh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.