January 12, 1931 — October 18, 2023
Darlene Y. Sherman, 92, of Nokomis, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at home with family by her side.
She was born January 12, 1931, in Freeport, Ill., the daughter of Edwin and Helen (Larrow) Wales. She married Charles B. Sherman on May 11, 1952, in Freeport.
Darlene was a 1952 graduate of Macon County Nurse’s Training in Decatur and worked there as a nurse until 1963. It was then that the family moved to Freeport, where she worked as a nurse at Freeport Memorial Hospital from 1963-1972. She also worked at Empire School with physically disabled children. Darlene and the family relocated to Pana, where she began her career at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. From there she would retire.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Surviving are two sons, Charles B. Sherman, Jr. of Springfield, and Stanley A. (JoAnn) Sherman of Springfield; one daughter, Lynnetta Y. (Scott) McClain of Nokomis; four grandchildren, Joseph and Robert Sherman of Springfield, Jacob (Amanda Whitten) Pinkston of Fillmore, and Angelique (Peyton) Robison of Jacksonville, NC; three great grandchildren, Alexia, Braylon, and Ainsley; and one brother, Homer Wales of Gautier, MS.
There will be no public services. Darlene will be laid to rest by her husband at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Quad County Cremation Service in Taylorville.
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