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Velva Dean Sherman

Mrs. Velva Dean Sherman (nee: Cregar), of Marthasville, MO passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

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She was born in Gore, MO, to the late Charles and Silva Cregar (nee: Jennings.) Velva was 82 years old.

Velva was united in marriage to Donald Sherman on July 2, 1960, in Pinckney, MO and shared nearly 63 wonderful years together.

To this union, three children were born, Diana, Donny and the late Kenny. Velva spent many years as a talented seamstress, sewing countless items for her family and friends. She loved crossword puzzles, enjoyed reading a good book and crafting, especially making Christmas decorations. She also enjoyed her collection of angels and Denim Day figurines. Above of all, the time she spent with her grandchildren is what meant the most to her. Velva was a beloved wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Those that are grateful for having shared in Velva's life are her beloved husband, Donald Sherman; her children, Diana (James) Bridges, and Donald, Jr. (Kathy) Sherman; her grandchildren, Amy (Cody) Morgan, Thomas Bridges, Alex (Amanda) Sherman, Layten (Kayla) Sherman, Bryent Wells, and Jeremy (Tessa) Sherman; her great-grandchildren, Dakota, Emma and Kamylla Bridges, Masin Davis, Todd Lockhart, Chevelle Sherman, Brantley Estes, Avianna Sherman, Carter Wells and Blaise Sherman; dear siblings, Rosalie Speckhals and Wilma (Donald) Theissen; many other relatives and friends. Velva was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sylva Cregar, her loving son, Kenny Sherman, her cherished granddaughter, Brittany Wells, and her dear sister, Darlene Cregar. She was a dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

A visitation for Velva will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2023, with a 4 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at Holstein UCC Church in Marthasville, 17510 Church St, Marthasville, MO 63357. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Holstein Church or Cemetery in honor of Velva, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383. Mrs. Velva Dean Sherman (nee: Cregar), of Marthasville, MO passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. She was born in Gore, MO, to the late Charles and Silva Cregar (nee: Jennings.) Velva was 82 years old.

Velva was united in marriage to Donald Sherman on July 2, 1960, in Pinckney, MO and shared nearly 63 wonderful years together. To this union, three children were born, Diana, Donny and the late Kenny. Velva spent many years as a talented seamstress, sewing countless items for her family and friends. She loved crossword puzzles, enjoyed reading a good book and crafting, especially making Christmas decorations. She also enjoyed her collection of angels and Denim Day figurines. Above of all, the time she spent with her grandchildren is what meant the most to her. Velva was a beloved wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.
Those that are grateful for having shared in Velva's life are her beloved husband, Donald Sherman; her children, Diana (James) Bridges, and Donald, Jr. (Kathy) Sherman; her grandchildren, Amy (Cody) Morgan, Thomas Bridges, Alex (Amanda) Sherman, Layten (Kayla) Sherman, Bryent Wells, and Jeremy (Tessa) Sherman; her great-grandchildren, Dakota, Emma and Kamylla Bridges, Masin Davis, Todd Lockhart, Chevelle Sherman, Brantley Estes, Avianna Sherman, Carter Wells and Blaise Sherman; dear siblings, Rosalie Speckhals and Wilma (Donald) Theissen; many other relatives and friends. Velva was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sylva Cregar, her loving son, Kenny Sherman, her cherished granddaughter, Brittany Wells, and her dear sister, Darlene Cregar. She was a dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

A visitation for Velva will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2023, with a 4 p.m. Celebration of Life Service at Holstein UCC Church in Marthasville, 17510 Church St, Marthasville, MO 63357. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Holstein Church or Cemetery in honor of Velva, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383.