Sherry Lee Wehman Weigel, 77, of VanGorder Mill Rd., Ellwood City died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Creek Meadows Senior Guest Haus in Zelienople.
Born November 30, 1936 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Alvi Charles Wehman and Violet Wiley Wehman Luchka. She was married on July 9, 1954 to John Horace Weigel who passed away in 2007.
Sherry grew up on VanGorder Mill Road surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. She lived most of her life there and continued to enjoy the company of her relatives along the Slippery Rock Creek. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954. Sherry was a stay at home mom working briefly at “The Boat Shop” and at Estey Organ Factory. When her husband retired from the steel mill and became the Pennsylvania State Director for the Loyal Order of the Moose, she was by his side traveling all over the state visiting and encouraging their members and leaders. Sherry could describe every mile marker of every exit on our four lane highways. When Sherry wasn’t on the Slippery Rock Creek, she enjoyed summers on Lake Erie. She could be fiercely competitive in a game of Texas Hold Em, Bingo, or Scrabble. She loved her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and they, in turn, loved her.
Survivors include three children, Raylene (Darryl) Boots, Jonica (Doug) Walters, William Wray “Chip” Weigel, all of Ellwood City; a stepdaughter, Gaye Drogus Davis of New Brighton; three brothers, Frank (Carol) Wehman, Michael (Patti) Wehman, Theodore (Pam) Wehman, all of Ellwood City; beloved sister, Kandace (Matthew) Wehman Masula of Summerville, SC; grandchildren: Charles (Kalei) Schaeffer, Kevin John (Shawna) Schaeffer,Jenica Violet (Chris) Schaeffer Jones, Roxy Ellen (Zac) Boots Jackson, Xander Boots, Ben (Beth) Walters, Janne Shaellen Walters, Anthony (Laura) Thompson, Carley Wray Weigel,Kayla Shay Weigel, Karolyn Leavelle and Andrea Mascher; her great grandchildren: “Kai” Kaleikaipuala Satori Schaeffer Smith, Violet Ku’upuananileihua Schaeffer Smith, Riley Schaeffer, Jonah Schaeffer, Solomon Walters, Anna Thompson, Coby Thompson, Avalon Mascher, Bradyn Mascher, Lee Leavelle, Matthew Leavelle.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Nellie Patterson Wehman; brother, Ralph Wehman; stepbrothers, Donald and Richard Pitts;and loving stepsister, Loretta Pitts Marshall.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until the time of the funeral service at 3 pm. Rev. Jean Smith of the Wurtemburg Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library or the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.