Georgia B. (McCalley) Sherrets (1931 - 2016)

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  • "Will miss you aunt Georgia."
    - Tim Sherrets
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INDEPENDENCE – Georgia B. Sherrets, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1931, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Alva Carl and Bernice Alta (Arnold) McCalley. She attended high school in Independence. On Sept. 4, 1955, she and Donald Glen Sherrets were married in Independence. They farmed west of Independence until retiring. Mrs. Sherrets also was a clerk at Pamida in Independence and tied flies for the Wapsi Fly Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence. She enjoyed wintering in Texas. In her free time, she liked to knit and crochet. Afghans, dolls, and doll clothes were a specialty.
Mrs. Sherrets is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald; four daughters: Chris Hocken of Walker, Iowa, Judy (Charlie) Baier of Cresco, Iowa, Donna Hahn of Sioux City, Iowa, and Becky (Billy) Steele of Elk City, Oklahoma; one son, Tom (Christie) Sherrets of Las Vegas, Nevada; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren; a sister, Connie Wilson; and two brothers: Chid McCalley and Junior McCalley.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Independence with Rev. Mike Nemmers officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton, Iowa. Friends may call for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 18 to Apr. 27, 2016