Ethel Irene Sherman

Graveside services for Ethel Irene Sherman, 87, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Ethel passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at LMH Health.

Ethel was born on May 15, 1932 in Barnsdall, OK, the daughter of Alexander L. and Elverta M. (Mayne) Briggs.

Following retirement, she moved to Lawrence in 1984.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie.

Ethel married Donald V. Sherman on April 4, 1953 in Barnsdall, OK. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2011.

Survivors include four daughters, Luanne Fisher, and husband Larry, St. John, KS, Jan Lance, and husband, Tom, Hutchinson, KS, Teri Gouge, and husband, Kim, Lawrence, KS, and Kristi D’Arcy, and husband Hamlet, Basel, Switzerland; seven grandchildren, Troy Fisher, Andrea Long, Adam Lance, Adissyn Chastain, Jordan Gouge, Jarad Gouge, and Stella D’Arcy; and ten great grandchildren, Hayden, Cassie, Averi, Jalyn, Grady, Sawyer, Harper, Morgan, Lincoln and Presley; sisters, Betty Chance, Berna Kemerling, Billie Marsh and Alexis Briggs.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to a charity of donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

19 Condolences

  1. Vicki G Nothern on February 11, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers from your Sisters of Xi Zeta Eta on the loss of your Mother. We are here for you and let us know if you need anything.
    Love you,
    Mary, Brenda, Donita, Margie, Debby, Christie and Vicki

  2. Debby Waddle on February 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Lu and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Her life was blessed with a loving family and her spirit will live on in all of you. Love you

  3. Trish Coleman on February 11, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Luanne – Chris and I send our condolences to you Upon the passing of your mother. Prayers and love to you and yours. God bless you all.

  4. Stephanie Nemeth Parker on February 12, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Kristi and Family,
    Sending all of our love in your time of grief. Know that we are with you in spirit and that this beautiful soul will be remembered every time we see your kind, loving and giving self. We love you,
    Stephanie, Josi, Jones and Finn

  5. Dede D’Arcy on February 12, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Kristi and family,
    I’m keeping you, your sisters and families in my thoughts and prayers. I know your Mom was greeted with a beaming smile and warm hug from Don when she joined him. Ethel is still near you and will always be there surrounding you with her tender, Mother’s love. She was so proud of all of you. The warmth and love she gave you instilled the same qualities to all of you. Her legacy lives on with you.
    Love to all, Dede

  6. Leola on February 12, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Thinking of you and your family, mothers are special, prayers

  7. Brittany Heinen on February 12, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Jan – I’m so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was such a light in your life – I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers!!!

  8. Craig and Donita Fisher on February 12, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Your mother, and father, were fun-loving and a great inspiration to all of us. So glad we got to know and enjoy them. You and your sisters were fortunate to have wonderful parents.
    Craig and Donita Fisher

  9. Cindy & Jim Griggs on February 12, 2020 at 9:29 am

    We are so sad for you and your family. We’re sending hugs to you and Larry.

  10. Jean Ring and Levi Stiggins on February 12, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Sorry for your loss of your mother. Thinking of you and prayers your way.

  11. Donna Orpin on February 12, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Jan, I am so sorry about your mom’s passing. I wish for words to convey comfort for you and family. Just in hearing you talk about mom I could feel the deep love you have for each other. Prayer and blessings.

  12. Amy Dudrey on February 12, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Amy Dudrey:

    A mother’s love is a special gift that
    will live forever in the hearts of
    her children.
    With warm and caring thoughts,
    Amy Dudrey

  13. Roberta Day Idzorek on February 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Condolences to all of the family from the family of her cousin Dorthea.

  14. Debra Kaplan on February 13, 2020 at 6:41 am

    My heartfelt condolences to your whole family, Kristi. Your mom Was such a sweet, beautiful person. I’ll never forget first meeting her in Woodstock when you had that cabin and her telling us how unique you are. She was right, of course. She seemed to KNOW her kids and what more could you ask if a mom.

  15. Carol Williams on February 13, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Kristi, Hamlet and Stella
    My deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.
    Carol Williams
    (Stephie’s Mom)

  16. Carmina Renedo on February 13, 2020 at 8:26 am

    My dear sweet Kristi,
    I am so very sorry, your mama was such a beautiful soul, and you carry that with you. Hugs to you and Hamlet and Stella and all your family.
    Xo Carmina

  17. Pam Burns on February 13, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Kristi and Family –

    There is nothing like a great mom and it sounds like yours was one for sure! We know she will be missed. Sending our condolences from Florida…

    Pam, Buck, Nicole, Vlad and Donovan

  18. Vista & John Michael on February 13, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    So very sorry for your loss but so infinitely happy that she was your mom! You are very lucky.
    Love & Condolences,
    John & Vista

  19. Marla Lyons on February 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Luanne– We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. I enjoyed her when she would visit you guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Let us know if you need anything.

    Chet and Marla

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