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Sherry Marie Halker, 49, left us to be with God unexpectedly May 2, 2013.

She was loved by everyone who met her. Sherry, with her kind heart and constant beautiful smile, will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She was born July 22, 1963, to Eugene and Sharon Unverferth Ricker, who survive in Columbus Grove. On July 28, 1984, she married the love of her life, Rick Halker, who survives in Columbus Grove.

Sherry is also survived by four amazing daughters and two sons-in-law. They include Amber (Jeff) Linstedt, of Findlay, Ashley (Arin) Coy, of Columbus, and Brittany Halker and Breanne Halker, both of Columbus Grove. Sherry is also survived by three brothers, Terry Ricker, of Ottawa, and Todd (Sue) Ricker and Chad (Michelle) Ricker, both of Columbus Grove; and her sister, Nikki (Ryan) Benroth, of Columbus Grove. She is survived by her mother-in-law, Ida Mae “Daisy” Halker. Sherry was blessed with six brothers-in-law, James (Diane) Halker, of Lima, Denny (Janelda) Halker, of Leipsic, Gary (Lisa) Halker, of Bursville, N.C., Mike (Pam) Halker, of Columbus Grove, Greg (Shirley) Halker, of Ostrander, and Mark (Cindy) Halker, of Columbus Grove. She was also blessed with two sisters-in-law, Linda (Jeff) Glorioso, of Lima, and Pam (Ron) Keysor, of Spencerville. She was greatly loved and will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Sherry is preceded in death by her father-in-law, James J. Halker.

Sherry worked as a registered oncology nurse at St. Rita’s Medical Center, where her love and compassion touched everyone. She also worked at the Women’s Wellness Center and Radiation Oncology Center. She treated every patient as if they were her own family.

Sherry loved watching her children grow up and participating in school activities. She loved going to all of the Columbus Grove sporting events, The Ohio State University football and basketball games and even rooted for the Cleveland Browns and Indians. She was a born-again Christian who devoted her life to Christ. Overall, she just loved life!

Service of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbus Grove. Pastor Michael Whitman will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Church of the Good Shepherd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sherry Halker Children’s College Fund in care of the Union Bank Co.

Arrangements are by Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.

Online condolences may be made to hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.


Sherry Marie Halker
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