Dorothy "Dot" (Coast) Sherman

Born: Sun., May 22, 1927
Died: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: Duke Center United Methodist Church

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Duke Center-  Dorothy “Dot” Sherman, 90, formerly of Duke Center, passed away on Wednesday (October 25th, 2017) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.  
Born May 22nd, 1927 in Van, Pa she was a daughter of Kenneth and Freda Shirey Coast.  On August 22nd, 1947 in Duke Center, she married James R. Sherman Sr., who preceded her in death on December 20th, 2002.
Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of  Otto High School.
Mrs. Sherman began her career working for Stroehmann Bakeries in Olean from 1946 to 1948 and then returned to work in 1960 for ACME Electric in Olean for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1985.
Dorothy was a member of the Duke Center United Methodist Church and the Duke Center Red Hat Ladies.  She had been active with the local card club in Duke Center and she enjoyed spending time at the Eldred Senior Center.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren, and she always had many wonderful stories to share.
Surviving are three sons, Charles (Patricia) Sherman of Eldred, Dana Sherman of Butler, PA and Scott (Antonio) Sherman of Gaithersburg, Maryland; one daughter, Tammy (Larry Lehning) Dionisio of Rochester, NY; a daughter in law, Sandy Graeff; Twelve grandchildren, Amy (Keith), John, Bryan (Ashley), Brooke (Gabe), James (Shandi), Anthony, Jason, Alaina, Devin, Stacey (Jennifer), Lance (Noelle), and Kristin; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Caileab, Jamison, Chelseigh, Isaiah, Kayla, and Hadyn; a brother, Donald (Sharon) Coast of (????); and two sisters, Tirzah Parsons of Homer, Alaska and Doris (Rod) Parker of Portville.
In addition to her husband of 55 years, she was preceded in death by a son, James Sherman Jr. in 1979; and three brothers, James, Robert, and Wesley “Wes” Coast; and a sister, Evelyn Coast.  
Friends may call Friday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Saturday at the Duke Center United Methodist Church from 10:00 am to Noon at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Beth Rosler, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Duke Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
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Pastor Gary and Nancy Sheesley
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
Our sympathies to Chuck, Patty, Tammy, all the family, and to the church in Duke Center. Dot always greeted folks with a smile. I can remember the first time I saw Dot and Barb Cook together in a a car. I couldn't see anyone! A little person but a big heart. She's won the Victory. Pastor Gary and Nancy Sheesley

Marcia Howard Avey
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Dear Sherman Family,
Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your loved one. The only one in the family I know is Tirzah Parsons, who was a very good friend of my mother's. My mother's name was June Howard - if you could somehow get this message to her.

Thank you,
Marcia Avey

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