Ruth D. Sherman
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Ruth Dean Sherman, 65, took her final breath in the arms of her Husband, C. Randall Sherman on Tuesday October 30, 2018, after suffering a recent traumatic brain injury brought on by the ravages of Leukemia, which she battled and beat for 5 out of the last 5 years and 5 months of her life. Born and brought up in Madison, Maine, she graduated from the University of Maine, Farmington with a BS Degree in Science Education. She worked as a teacher, a fitness instructor and personnel trainer, a tutor, an organizer and as a cherished family and community member. She lived life bravely and with kindness and functioned with an eagerness and energy towards life that few possess. She loved the outdoors, lakes, ocean and beaches, loved to move and exercise, and loved her family in the strongest sense of the word. A most remarkable women, who spent her entire life doing everything for everyone, and loved with every ounce of her being. A loving Wife to Randall, caring Mother to Dean and Shannon, and incredible GMA to grandchildren Tucker and Teagan. She was selfless, kind, optimistic person (knock on wood!) who lived life as well as anyone could attempt to. Her gears started in fifth with no downshifting involved! She is survived by her Parents Robert and Stella Dean of Madison, Maine, her Husband of 44 years C. Randall Sherman of W. Yarmouth, MASS, her son Dean and wife Shannon with Grandchildren Tucker and Teagan, of Yarmouth Port, MA., her Brother Harold Dean and Wife Peggy of Turner, Maine, Brother in Law Rod Sherman and Wife Peggy of Dennis, MA. Sister in Law Nancy Sherman of Utah, 5 nieces and nephews, Angela, Stacy, Melissa, Jack, Katie and their spouses, and 9 great nieces and nephews, her closest friends her whole life since kindergarten, Mary Merrill and Dawn Krasnavage from Maine, and countless close friends, all of whom she cherished. There will be two Celebrations Of Her Life, the first being held near her Family and Friends of Maine at the T&B Celebration Center, 414 Madison Ave. Skowhegan, Maine on Saturday November 10, 2018 from 11:30 to 2 P.M. The second will be held near her home at the Flax Pond Recreation Area, Dupont Ave. South Yarmouth, MA. On Sunday November 18 from 1 to 3 P.M. Bring your happy, funny and ridiculous Ruth stories per her wishes. The spreading of ashes at places she cherished will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, or any local recreation program for adults and children. Her Pickleball Friends are planning a future fundraising tournament in her memory to provide needed medical equipment and possibly a bench in her honor at some new Pickleball Courts. Notes of comfort may be sent to her family at www.

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Published in The Barnstable Register from Nov. 3 to Nov. 15, 2018.
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July 7, 2019
To the family and friends of Ruth Sherman, please accept my sympathy. May you find comfort knowing that those who died God keeps them in his memory. And at Psalms 116:15 they are precious in God's eyes
June 28, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Annie Horne
June 28, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Annie Horne
June 10, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. I hope the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
February 26, 2019
When someone we love falls asleep in death, we treasure the fond memories we have of them. May those cherished memories and God's promise at John 6:40 bring you a measure of comfort. Please accept my heart felt sympathy.
February 25, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you be comforted by the promise found at Matt.5:4
November 13, 2018 you stuggle to get though this tuff time remember you are not alone. 1Cor. 1:3,4 will reassure that.
Diana Baxter
November 12, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Sherman family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day.
- Psalms 145:18,19
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November 12, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family during these difficult times. May he continue to give support and loving kindness, to all. 1 Cor. 1:3,4.
Barbara Sutton
November 12, 2018
Bob and Stella - I am so sorry to learn about Ruth.
(A few people at school thought my name was Ruth Dean, because of the "Norman connection!")
Ruth (Bouffard) Mennitt
November 9, 2018
I'm so sad to read of Ruth's passing. We played racquetball together at Sportsite. She was a formidable player. She loved to talk to me about her beloved grandchildren. She was a lover of life and will be fondly remembered.
Donna Aceto
November 6, 2018
Ruth will always be beside her many line dancing friends.
Sandy Unsworth
November 6, 2018
The loss of a love one is difficult. May the precious memories you have help you cope and bring you peace. 1 Thes. 4:14 can bring you some comfort knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be reassuring. May the God of peace be with you and your family.
Melanie Lauber
November 5, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 3, 2018
To the family,
I am sorry to hear about your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn " sustain your family during this most challenging and difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
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