Sherry Painter


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Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Sherry Lee Painter, 62, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at her home with her family at her side.
Funeral services for Sherry will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chafee will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Sherry will be 10 to 11 a.m. (one hour prior to the service) at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Sherry L. Painter Memorial Fund.
Sherry was born July 31, 1950, in Geneseo, the daughter of Warren J. "Lefty" and Mary Alice Howarth Painter.
She worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as a machinist. Sherry was among the first women to become a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal, graduating from their apprenticeship program.
She enjoyed antiquing and was a fixture at area auctions. Sherry loved the simplicity and beauty of antiques and quilts. She loved reading, especially mysteries and science fiction, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Sherry was a great listener and had a heart of gold.
Survivors include one brother, Joseph Painter, Geneseo; three sisters, Debra (Greg) Jansen, Lone Tree, Iowa, Kimberly (Jessica) Painter, Iowa City, Iowa, and Mary Painter, Geneseo; and two nephews, Daniel and Michael Jansen, Lone Tree.
A special thank you goes out to the wonderful staff of Hospice Compassus for the care and compassion that they showed to Sherry and the family.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents.
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