Mary Lee Sherman loving mother , aunt, grandmother and great grandmother passed peacefully from this life on April 14, 2023 in Eastland,Texas.
Born Mary Lee Merck on 02/05 (or 06) 1931 in Sheffield, TX she was the second daughter of Henry Lee and Mary Frances Gray Merck. Her early life was spent with her family in West Texas managing the Allison Ranch and attending school in Sheffield/Iraan. She attended Baylor University and Sul Ross State graduating with a degree in Education. In addition to teaching she also worked as a Home Demonstration Agent before marrying Ralph Sherman.
The Shermans started several businesses in Fort Worth including a daycare, a real estate brokerage, pawn shops, and convenience stores.
Mary was a true sports fan often watching one sport on TV while listening to another on the radio. She took great joy in the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great grandchildren in their sports and other activities.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Julia Ann Merck Cauthen.
She is survived by her daughter Deena Nichols (James), and sons Jesse Sherman, and Michael Sherman (Melissa), niece Sally Breaux and nephew J. Lee Cauthen as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM Thursday, April 20, 2023 at First Christian Church, 303 W 8th Street in Cisco, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM. Burial will be 2:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2023 at Sheffield Cemetery in Sheffield, Texas.
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