Growing up, she was often with her sister and the rest of the neighborhood kids playing at Casassa's Dairy Farm, breaking a move at Moore's Dance Studio or spending time with her Grandma Boor.
If you had asked Sherri, she would always say her life growing up could only be described as perfect.
She attended Annunciation Catholic School through her elementary years and then ventured off to Brazil Jr./Sr. High School. While in high school, Sherri joined the cheerleading squad, became a wrestlerette and won homecoming queen her senior year. But most importantly, while there, she met the love of her life, John.
On April 25, 1987, she married her high school sweetheart, and one year later, they welcomed their first child, a baby girl, Madason.
Just three short years later, their little family of three grew to four by welcoming a baby boy, Drake.
Sherri was living her lifelong dream; being a stay-at-home mom and housewife. She was an avid member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.
Sherri was always one of the moms who would help with her kid's school projects, spirit days, sports, field trips and dances. She loved to spend time with her friends and family, whether it was scrapbooking, sitting around a pool, shopping, sporting events, going to dinner and a movie or just spending time together.
She was also a very devoted member of the Annunciation Catholic Parish.
From a young age, Sherri's parents instilled in her nothing came before God and family and she lived that out all the days of her life.
Sherri was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Joyce Arlene Goldner Stevenson.
She is survived by her love of 31 years, John Henry Stevenson Jr., and their two children, Madason and Drake Stevenson, her parents Edward and Janet Pearce, her sister Lorie, and husband Brian Shoemaker, sister-in-law Jill and husband Davey Doll, sister-in-law Jan Stevenson-Bettis, nieces and nephews Christina and Joe Kaler, Amanda Doll, Christopher and Lori Doll, Natalie Shoemaker, Brady Shoemaker, Connor Bettis, Macee Bettis and Nick Lizanich, and great-nephews Beau and Brody Kaler, Trent and Dresden Doll.
Services for Sherri will be at Annunciation Catholic Church, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Tuesday, from 3-8 p.m.
Sherri felt very strong about supporting the House of Hope. She knew that they were undergoing major renovations and were in need of monetary support.
In her honor, it is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the House of Hope, 5525 W. United States 40, Brazil, Ind., 47834, to help cover these costs.