Sherry Louise Silcox, 79, of Paragon, entered Heaven's gates Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born Monday, March 23, 1942 to the late Minor and Helen (Funk) Quakenbush in Martinsville. On November 16, 1957, she married her husband of 62 years, Paul T. Silcox who passed away May 21, 2020.
Sherry was a member of New Life Christian Church in Paragon. She was Head of Housekeeping and Laundry at Grandview Convalescent Center for many years until her retirement in 2006.
Known as "Mamaw" by the grandkids, she was quite the character, often sharing her true thoughts and feelings without hesitation. Beneath that gruff exterior though, she truly loved her family. This was evident during the holiday season as she took great joy in watching the family open gifts and come together as one. She was a collector of many things throughout her life including dolls, music boxes, yard ornaments, ball cards, VHS tapes/DVDs/CDs, and knick-knacks. She enjoyed hitting up all of the yard sales to find the next big deal. She was a horseshoe champion garnering many trophies in her early years. Wood burning and watching scary movies were just some of her other hobbies. Mamaw will be severely missed by family and friends, but are comforted in knowing she has been reunited with Papaw.
She is survived by her children, Tim Silcox and wife Sally, James P. Silcox and wife Della, Melinda Baker and husband John, Larry Silcox, Karrie Silcox, Jackie Perryman; sisters, Anna Pence, Mary Dunn, Linda McArtor; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great grandchild.
Preceding her in death are parents, Minor and Helen; brother, Robert Quakenbush; sisters, Loretta Jean Walls and Fran Pasch.
Private services for the family are Monday, November 29, 2021 at New Life Christian Church in Paragon with Rev. Darrell Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Park Cemetery.
Published by Costin Funeral Chapel - Martinsville on Nov. 24, 2021.