NILES - Sherry Lynn Nicholas, 54, of Niles, passed away peacefully at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Laurie Ann Nursing Home, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving family by her side.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1959, in Elkins, W.Va., the daughter of Gerald D. and Shirley George Schoonover.
Sherry attended school at Coalton, W.Va.. and Windham, and was a graduate of LaBrae High School, where she lived before moving in with her parents in Niles, five years ago.
Sherry is survived by her parents of Niles; her two sons, Ronald Joe and Stephanie Nicholas III of Newton Falls, Gerald Densel Nicholas of Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Aubri; one sister, Debra Hayes of Warren; two brothers, Gregory Schoonover of Bristolville, and Tom and Robin Schoonover of Cortland. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
She is preceeded in death by one brother, Danny Ray Schoonover.
Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ken Kern will be officiating.
Sherry will be laid to rest at Meadowbrook Memorial Park in Champion.
The family suggests that memorial contributions take form of donations in Sherry's memory to Hospice of the Valley or their favorite charities.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Valley and Laurie Ann Nursing Home for their care of Sherry in her final days.
Family and friends may view this obituary online and send condolences at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.