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Mrs. Darlene Sherd, 68, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family. The daughter of Francis E. & Hazel E. (Christian) Holderman, she was born on Aug. 2, 1937. For 26 years Darlene worked at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company, retiring in 1999. On Jan. 23, 1981, in Greenville, she married Harland Sam Sherd. Together they enjoyed traveling and taking cruises, camping at Sandy Pines Resort, and wintering in Florida. A talented artist, Darlene especially enjoyed painting and ceramics, and also was an avid reader. She was a member of the UAW Local 137 and the First Baptist Church in Belding.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gerald Holderman; and a special nephew, Chad M. Dakin.

Surviving are her husband, Sam Sherd of Greenville; four children, Deborah & Larry Lyons, Denise & Pat Dilley, Ed Clark, and Ken & Shanna Clark, all of Greenville; four step-children, Cindy & Jerry Christensen of Stanton, Jodie Palthorpe, Julie & Bill Harding, all of Greenville, and Mark & Kendra Sherd of Fenwick; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Harden of Brutus, and Bonnie & Jim Dakin of Greenville; a brother, Edward Holderman of Greenville; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Holderman-VanDyke, and her husband, Bruce, of Arizona, and Betty & Dick Harriman of Fenwick; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Sherd of Memphis, Tenn., and Ron & Mary Sherd of Sheridan; 16 grandchildren; one great grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with burial following at Rest Haven Memory Gardens. Pastor Ken Harger, of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate.

Visitation is on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to Cancer Treatment Centers of America are available. To send a message of sympathy to the family, or to sign Darlenes online guest book, click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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