VAN WERT – Brenda Sue (Norling) Jerome, 62 of Van Wert, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at VanCrest of Van Wert.

She was born Dec. 21, 1954 in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Darwin “Doc” and Viola (Tippsword) Sherry. Brenda had formerly driven bus for Thomas Edison Schools. She was a graduate of Paulding High School and a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Van Wert.

She is survived by her son, Robert A. (Angela) Norling of Paulding; two grandsons, Andy Norling and Bailey Norling; granddaughter, Jessica Norling; three great-grandsons, Jayden, Waylan and Gage Norling; three brothers, Darwin (Pam) Sherry of Hixson, Tenn., Jess (Janet) Sherry of Van Wert and Larry Sherry of Defiance; and a sister, Bonnie Sherry of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Lee Sherry; and sister, Dorothy Goeltzenleuchter.

Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at New Life Fellowship in Van Wert, officiated by Pastor Alan Andres. Cowan & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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