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Sherry K. Grzanich

Canton – Sherry K. Grzanich, 70, of Canton, passed away at 6:03 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist. She was born on September 6, 1948 in Canton to Lee “Petie” and Dora (Grubor) Waughtel.

Surviving is her special companion, Jerry Padowan; four children, Yvette (Tim) Woods of St. David, Michael (Renee) Grzanich of Raymond, MS, Cami (Scott) Avis of Washington, IL, and Chris (Karen) Padowan of Napa, CA; ten grandchildren, Shauna (Tyler) Collins, Raegan Woods, Ryleigh and Amory Grzanich, Hailey, Lars, and Morgan Avis, Lucas, Chase and Payton Padowan, and two great-grandchildren.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jackie Waughtel.

Sherry retired as an office secretary for CILCO. She was a member of the Elks Lodge 626 and the Canton Women’s Bowling Association. Sherry enjoyed crossword puzzles, bowling, and loved her family.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Elks Lodge 626 in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To view Sherry’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • John Hardy

    Reply January 9, 2019 5:23 pm

    Very sad to learn of Sherry’s passing. My condolences to Jerry and the Families. RIP dear Sherry

  • Sally

    Reply January 9, 2019 5:26 pm

    Sherry will be missed. I just talked to her at the grocery store recently and was greeted with her beautiful smile. Sherry and I worked together for a short time and loved bowling. She was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding. May you Rest In Peace Sherry and prayers go out to your family! 💔

  • Jack Ebbert

    Reply January 9, 2019 5:37 pm

    So sorry to hear this! My condolences to Jerry, his family and Sherry’s family. God Bless!!

  • Blanche Johnson

    Reply January 9, 2019 5:45 pm

    So sad to hear of Sherry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Jerry. Ready in Peace Sherry. You will be missed…

  • Jan Hannam

    Reply January 9, 2019 6:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing.

  • Sharon Dawson-Odendahl

    Reply January 9, 2019 8:00 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. I will be praying for her family and for Jerry.

  • Jeff Stanley

    Reply January 9, 2019 9:57 pm

    so sorry to hear,,prayers to Jerry and family

  • Kevin Stewart

    Reply January 9, 2019 10:35 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Just know that my family is praying for comfort and guidance during this difficult time.

  • Everett Yerbic

    Reply January 10, 2019 4:18 am

    So sad to here of her passing. She was such a fine person. Peace be with you Sherry and you family.

  • Marilyn Anderson

    Reply January 10, 2019 6:28 am

    This is so sad,,, what a wonderful friend Sherry has always been. You will be missed. RIP

  • Beth & Larry Avery

    Reply January 10, 2019 6:34 am

    How sad, we always had so much fun bowling with Sherry. She was always a bright spot on Sunday night league. Thinking of you Jerry & the family during this difficult time.

  • judy bowman

    Reply January 10, 2019 9:08 am

    prayers to the familey

  • Rebecca Hasie

    Reply January 10, 2019 9:50 am

    To Mike, Ryleigh and Amory, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that Ray and I will be praying for all of you during this time of loss. Remember, God has a plan and His plan is so much better than ours. God bless you!

    Ray & Becky Hasie
    Griffith Memorial Baptist Church
    Jackson, MS

  • Paula & Gary Lightle

    Reply January 10, 2019 12:01 pm

    Sherry was a good friend & a bridesmaid in our wedding. She set me & Gary up on our first date…43 yrs. later we’re still together. Our prayers go out to Mike, Yvette, Jerry and families. She’ll be missed.

  • Donna Grubor-Bowling

    Reply January 13, 2019 1:11 am

    Sherry K. was one of four surviving Grubor cousins of their generation. Her loss leaves a hole in our hearts – and a reminder that everyday is a precious gift. Condolences to Yvette, Michael, Jerryand her beautiful family. RIP Sherry K

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