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Sherman Crenshaw Obituary
SHERMAN O. CRENSHAW, 79 LOVES PARK - Sherman O. Crenshaw, 79, formerly of Loves Park, passed away on October 25, 2013. Born on September 26, 1934, in Hot Springs, AR, he was the son of Theodore and Ruth (Wiley) Crenshaw. He married Vivian Olszewski on October 16, 1954, in Rockford. A Union Carpenter and owner of Crenshaw Family Amusements, Sherman enjoyed wood working, traveling with his wife, and making families happy through his carnival and concessions. He is survived by his children, Patricia (Craig) Verni and Mark (Michelle) Crenshaw; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Ruth Crenshaw; grandchildren, Johnny (Kellie), Joseph Crenshaw, Nicole (Chris) Pearson, Austin Crenshaw, Dustin Verni, Brittney Crenshaw, Robert Pettigrew, Donyelle Bennett, Derek (Amanda), and Melissa Flock; eight great- grandchildren; daughters-in law, Sharon and Aleta Crenshaw; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Sherman was predeceased by his parents, wife, Vivian Crenshaw; children, John and Sherman Crenshaw; grandson, Cobey Crenshaw; and daughter-in- law, Darlene Diehl-Crenshaw. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Craig Rogers, and the nurses/staff of River Bluff Nursing Home. Funeral service 7 p.m., Monday, October 28, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Visitation, 6 p.m. to time of service. Private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.


Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013
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