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Sherry Ellen Sullivan

June 7, 1929 April 26, 2017
Sherry Ellen Sullivan
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Obituary for Sherry Ellen Sullivan

Sherry Ellen Sullivan, age 87, of Taylor Lake Village, Texas passed away in her hometown of Chicago on April 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 07, 1929. She attended Marycrest College, Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago. Sherry met her husband Gene while working in the art department at the Chicago Tribune. They married after a short courtship and were blessed with a 64 year devoted marriage, during which they raised five children. In addition to her family life, Sherry was an accomplished and recognized artist whose work was exhibited over the years throughout the country. Sherry and Gene lived the first twenty five years of their married life in Park Forest, Illinois where she was involved in the Park Forest Art League, the Democratic Party and the developing Civil Rights Movement. In the mid-1970s, Sherry, Gene and their three younger children moved to the area of the Johnson Space Center outside of Houston, Texas. While there, she continued to focus on her artwork and exhibitions in Houston and other parts of the country. Sherry had a great sense of style with her signature red lips, beautiful eyes and hoop earrings. A faithful Roman Catholic, a wonderful wife and mother, and an incredible artist, Sherry brought an abundance of joy and beauty into the lives of her family and friends. Sherry is survived by her sons Patrick and wife Patricia and granddaughter Erin and husband Gustavo; Michael and wife Diane; Noah and wife Julie and grandchildren Grace and Bennett; daughter Gena Settle and husband Ron, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Sullivan, daughter Molly Sullivan-Levitt, and her mother and father, Helen and Charles Osterkamp. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 9p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. The Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Ascension Catholic Church, 808 S. East Ave. Oak Park. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Casa Juan Diego, Houston, Texas ( Memorial services in Houston are pending.

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4:00 PM 5/16/2017 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/16/2017 9:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 5/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
Ascension Church

808 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Ascension Church
808 S. East Ave. Oak Park 60304 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Casa Juan Diego

PO Box 70113
Houston, TX 77270

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