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Sherwood Cooley, 90, of Lenox

Sherry spent 25 years teaching and making a difference in children's lives at Kinkaid Academy in Houston, Texas.

Sherwood T. (Sherry) Cooley, 90, of Lenox died Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center with her loving, devoted daughter by her side. Sherry was born June 15, 1929, in Dallas, Texas, to the late Jack C. and Georgie E. Pierce Turney. Sherry attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She also received a bachelor’s degree in education from Baldwin Wallace College after settling in Berea, Ohio. Sherry spent 25 years teaching and making a difference in children’s lives at Kinkaid Academy in Houston, Texas. After her retirement, she taught English to adults and volunteered in the maternity wing of Memorial Hospital. She adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved fiercely and was fiercely loved.

Sherwood is survived by daughter Barbara Sims of Lenox Dale; grandchildren Kenton C. Sims, Melissa Dziuk Sims, Bo Sims IV and Daniellesamson Sims; and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kenton, Bo and Baron. Besides her parents, Sherwood was predeceased by her son, Christian Cooley.

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