Wilma Sherrill – UPDATED


Memorial services for 84-year old Wilma Sherrill of Chadron, NE, will be Monday, May 29, 2023, at 10:00 at the Chadron Church of Christ at 502 Mears St.

A luncheon will follow.

A memorial has been established to Crestview Care Center and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at

Wilma Jo Wolfe Sherrill was born on August 4, 1938 in Ainsworth, NE Nebraska and passed into the arms of her Savior on May 3, 2023.

The only child of Joseph Albert Wolfe and Ruby Gladyce Genung Wolfe, Wilma was raised on a ranch south of Wood Lake, NE, and loved helping her parents as they worked on the ranch. She was especially fond of her horses and dogs. 

Wilma graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1956 and obtained a teaching certificate and taught near Springview the following year. She met her future husband, Frederick John Sherrill, during that time and they were married December 27, 1957. 

To this union, four children were born: Teresa Jayne, Donald Warren, Rhonda Leah and Eileen Lynn. 

With her husband in the U-S Air Force and later the U-S Coast Guard, Wilma and the kids traveled to and lived in many areas, including Hawaii, Germany, Arizona, Louisiana, California, and Florida, but often returned to her beloved Nebraska during times that took Fred overseas. 

After their divorce in 1972, she moved to Chadron to pursue her teaching degree so she could return to the classroom. She graduated in 1978 with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Art. She taught in country schools in Bayard, Ainsworth, O’Neill and Wood Lake over the next dozen or so years. 

Wilma was an artist from the time she was a child and continued to pursue that skill in many mediums, especially oil paintings and pencil drawings. She became a nanny in 1991 and remained in that position until she was severely injured in a fall in 1998 and had to retire. She then returned to Chadron to be near family. 

Wilma loved working with children and continued to help as an RSVP Grandparent at Head Start in Chadron. She loved sewing and crafting and spent many happy hours creating gifts for friends and family and the Senior Center in Chadron.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Ruby Wolfe. 

She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Teresa (Larry) Landreth, Don (Paula) Sherrill, Rhonda (Bob) Norris, and Eileen Jackson; her eight grandchildren: Amy (Matt) Ormseth, Curtis (Mikel) Landreth, Brenna Sherrill, Ken Norris, Nichole Beames, Deandra Norris, Devereaux Jackson and Elyas Jackson, and by her eight great-grandchildren: Tyler, Jacob and Payton Ormseth, Xander and Kennedy Beames, Brayden and Emmerson Landreth and Catalina Norris.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Wilma Jo Sherrill.

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  1. Wilma was a friend and companion to my mother, Myra, at Prairie Pines. She was very fond of movies and lent us a number of CDs from her extensive collection for our communal Monday movie nights. RIP, dear Wilma. You will be fondly remembered.

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