Sheryl Diane Clay, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

at her home near Mendon. 


She was born December 21, 1945, in Decatur, Indiana, to the late 

Gale & Wilma (Alt) Butcher.


Sheryl and Jerry Clay were married on November 30, 1963.  Jerry survives, 

along with their children: Tim Clay of Haviland, Terri Jutte of Celina, and Traci 

(Kevin) Mendenhall of Scott.  A son, Todd Allen Clay, passed away in 2007.


Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Chandler Clay, Katie Clay, Kaylie (Devin) 

Joseph, Rachel Jutte, Jared Jutte, Cody (Madison) Hagaman, Seth Mendenhall 

and Taylor Hagaman; 6 great grandchildren; as well as her sister and 3 brothers: 

Deb (Mike) Schumm, Dallas (Marie) Butcher, Jack Butcher, Jim (Donnetta) Butcher, and a brother-in-law, Tom Clay. 


She was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law: Lois Butcher and Marcia Clay, 

and Jerry's parents: Darrell "Boogie" & Alberta Clay. 


Sheryl graduated with the Parkway High School Class of 1963.  She had worked 

in the Pharmacy and Sewing Departments at Walmart for 17 years. 


Sheryl was very talented in decorating.  She repurposed antique furnishings and 

used them creatively in her home.  


For 30 years, Sheryl participated in a monthly card club with a group of Mendon 

area ladies. They enjoyed the food and fellowship as much as the card games. 


She loved the Christmas season and all of the decorations.  But most of all, 

Sheryl enjoyed spending time with her family, grandkids, and great grandkids.  


A Memorial Service is being held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home

in Mendon, at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18, with Pastor Kevin Hall officiating.  

Calling Hours will be on Sunday, from 12:00 Noon until the time of services.                                


In Sheryl’s honor, Memorial Contributions may be made to 

The Alzheimer's Association or Community Health Professionals Hospice.


Condolences can be shared with Sheryl's family at


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