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Sherry Ervin

October 31, 1957 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 63)

Sherry L. Ervin, nee Shields, age 63, of Fairview Heights, IL, born on October 31, 1957 in Oregon House, CA, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at her residence in Fairview Heights, Il.

Sherry was born and raised in the hills of Oregon House, California. Upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart Jerry Ervin, Sr. Together they raised four children and traveled the world before retiring in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry M. Ervin, Sr.; and her parents, Marvin Ross and Rosella Vivian, nee Adams, Shields.

She is survived by her children, Wendy Ervin (Matt Barnes), of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Holly Ervin, Courtney (Henry) Laytham, and Jerry M. Ervin II, all of Fairview Heights, IL; nine grandchildren, Brandon Kolak, Colin Ervin, Lauren Barnes, Dustin Johnston, Jayson Laytham, Kierstyn Barnes, Aiden Laytham, Haylee Cummins, and Samuel Cummins; her brothers, Michael (Pam) Shields, of  North Dakota, and Martin (Michelle) Shields of Yuba City, CA; her sisters-in-law, Karen (Robert) Shamel, of Las Vegas, NV, Laurie Ervin and Marianne (Mike) Melvin, both of Sacramento, CA; and her cousins, Avis (Tom) Barnes and Cathy (Bob) Hibbard, both of California.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 26 Cedar Dr, Fairview Heights, IL. Please contact the family for information.

Sherry has always called the hills her home, so for her family and friends west of the Mississippi, we will be taking Sherry home to her final resting place in Keystone Cemetery, Dobbins, CA, on a later date.  We will let everyone know when that will take place.


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
October 9, 2021

1:00 PM

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