Judith' M. Sherven


Birth: September 12th, 1943
Death: November 28th, 2018
Age: 75 years
Residence:Freeland, MI
Survived By: Her husband Donald of 57 years, 3 children, Terry Sherven & Cathy Forbear, Jeffery & Brooke (Danko) Sherven, Paul & Brenda (Sherven) Smith; 4 grandchildren, Chad Sherven, Michael Smith, Danielle Smith and Tyler Sherven; 5 great-grandchildren; sister of Linda Johnson, brothers Ron and Sheryl Lynnes, Gilfred & Karen Lynnes and several nieces and nephews.
Affiliations: St. Agnes Catholic Church, Freeland

Mrs. Judy (Lynnes) Sherven of Freeland passed away peacefully at home with her family on November 28, 2018. Daughter of the late Milburn & Maxine (Grojean) Lynnes, a farm family from North Dakota. Sister to the late Carol (Lynnes) & Clint Rodningen & bother in-law Jay Johnson. Whether at home or as a paraprofessional, she spent her life caring for and nurturing children of all ages. She loved her family, her church, her friends, crafting, gardening, baking, cooking, visiting family wherever they may be, and reading novels of all kinds. She is survived by her husband Donald of 57 years, 3 children, Terry Sherven & Cathy Forbear, Jeffery & Brooke (Danko) Sherven, Paul & Brenda (Sherven) Smith; 4 grandchildren, Chad Sherven, Michael Smith, Danielle Smith and Tyler Sherven; 5 great-grandchildren; sister of Linda Johnson, brothers Ron and Sheryl Lynnes, Gilfred & Karen Lynnes and several nieces and nephews.

Mom loved children, especially babies and toddlers. One of her most cherished rituals, when a grand baby, niece, or nephew was born, was to give them a bath. It was her way of welcoming a child into the family and into her world. Bathing a child was her personal christening, a joyful expression of love and belonging.  

She enjoyed helping her church family, Habitat for Humanity, and volunteering at the school after her retirement. She was very artsy-craftsy, creating all kinds of holiday displays, novelties, and decorated garments. She enjoyed sharing the bounty of her garden. Her proudest moment was marrying the love of her life, our dad, Don, and bringing up three wonderful children in a loving and affectionate family.  

During a recent visit to the hospital, I asked mom how she first met dad. She said she was in Cando during a weekend shopping with her father. She and Connie Berg were walking outside Red Owl grocery store when a young man bagging caught her eye. She was smitten, she passed back and forth with her girlfriend checking him out trying to get his attention. 

As a handsome young man, this was a usual experience for dad. When moments were slow, cashiers Mrs. Price and Cici would call Donnie (our dad) up to the front just to see what kind of attention he would get. In asking my dad about his recollection of this he said: “there were several girls who did that.” “Did you say anything to your callers,” I asked. “Oh no, not much, I was working and if I said too much Mrs. Price would have a field day teasing me.”

It was late fall last year, mom was being discharged after a summer of being in the hospital. The immediate family got together to help take her to her first Saturday mass in sometime. As we were gathering up to go Judy said, “The things I have to do to get you all to church.” 

 

Funeral and committal services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Freeland. Rev Fr. Robert Byrne will officiate. Per Judith’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and then at the church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Agnes Catholic Church, Freeland, Covenant/VNA Hospice, Saginaw or the donor’s favorite charity.



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