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Ethyle "Effie" Sheets

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Ethyle "Effie" Sheets Obituary
Ethyle "Effie" Sheets, age 92, of Venice, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Effie was born on November 28, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky to Frederick Diersing and Ethyle Brabson Diersing. Effie graduated from Valley High School in Louisville and was a member of the National Honor Society. It was at Valley that she met the love of her life, Samuel "Sonny" Sheets and they married on June 12, 1948. They raised their family in Louisville, KY and Birmingham, AL and retired to Venice, FL in 1977.

Effie dedicated her life to taking care of her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to travel, especially to the islands of Hawaii where she had visited 8 times. Effie enjoyed working with Valley again as the President of the PTA. After moving to Florida she joined several local Red Hat groups finally becoming Vice Queen of the Red Hat Flappers.

She is survived by four children, Sandra (Patrick) Murphy of Englewood, FL; Deborah Ashby of Lawrenceville, GA; Robert Sheets of Englewood, FL; Dorothy Sheets of Venice, FL; six grandchildren, David Wade; Shawn Ashby; Wendy Wade; Sarah Rudow; Lindsey Reichert; Lacey Wendel and seven great grandchildren, Miranda Swan; Dominic Swan; Emma Price; Skylar Ashby; Tanner Reichert; Lyla Reichert and Mia Rudow.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 56 years, Samuel Sheets and son, Samuel Sheets II.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Effie's memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice. Arrangements are made by National Cremation Society.
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