Judy M. Sherman-Shoup, age 74, of Peoria Heights, passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Judy was born in Charleston, IL to Tom and Marian (Garner) Thomason on March 31, 1941. She married Jerry Sherman in Bushton, IL on June 5, 1959. He preceded her in death on September 6, 1997. She later married Ben Shoup on May 29, 2008, and he survives.
Judy is also survived by three children, Mark (Renee) Sherman of Peoria, Michele (Patrick) Kneer of Peoria, and Cheryl (Mark) Rogers of Canton; her grandchildren, Aaron (Michelle) Sherman, Zachary (Jennifer) Rogers, David (Emily) Sherman, Meghan (Paul) Lynch, Marissa Kneer, Rachel Sherman, Noah Kneer, Emily Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Trenton Rogers, Emanuel Jones, Armani Williams, Taya Hinkle, Domanic Hinkle, and Donte Hinkle; and her great-grandchildren, Andi Lynch, Jacob Lynch, Ian Sherman, Ivy Sherman, Jeremiah Rogers, Joshua Rogers, Josiah Rogers, Anna Rogers, and Jack Rogers. Judy's husband Ben also has many children and grandchildren that Judy loved and cared for as if they were her own.
Judy was a homemaker and also the proud owner of Initial Expressions in Peoria.
A graveside service for Judy will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens at 10:00am. Immediately following, friends are invited to visit with the family at Northwoods Community Church at 10:30. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the chapel at the church at 11:00. Friends are invited to join the family in fellowship during a luncheon held in the atrium.
Memorials in honor of Judy may be made to American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, or to her family.
Judy's online memorial website may be viewed at www.cumerford.com
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