Sherman L. Nance

April 3, 2019 - March 22, 2019
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Sherman L. Nance age 79, of Cridersville passed away 4:40 a.m., Friday at Cridersville Health Care. He was born April 3, 1939 in Lima, Ohio to the late Henry Shelbert and Maggie May McElroy Nance. He married Jo Ann Darnell Oct. 22, 1960 and she survives in Cridersville.

Sherm graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1957 and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960. He retired from Ford Motor Company as an electrician (Skilled Trades) in 2001. During his time at Ford, he was named ‘Employee of the Year’ in 1993. He also worked at Superior Coach Company. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #370 for over 50 years, a former member of the Wapak Country Club, and the Ford Friday morning senior golf league at Lost Creek. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and his granddaughters.

Additional survivors include children: April Nance of Woodstock, GA and Scott (Sandi) Nance of Cumming, GA; granddaughters Lindsay and Maggie Nance; siblings: Jane Gray, and Cliff ‘Bo’ (Judy) Nance both of Wapakoneta and several brother and sister in-laws as well as nieces, nephews and friends for whom he cared deeply.

He was preceded in death by siblings: Betty May, Elizabeth, Alvin, Carl, Chuck, Pete and Clarence Nance.

The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m., Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will follow at 5 with Rev. Mark Hollinger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cridersville United Methodist Church, Hospice of Mercy Health, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com

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Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: April 3, 2019
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Mick & Karen Piper posted on 4/10/19

Jo Ann, so many years have passed since we were last together but it is at times like this that our happy memories sustain us. We received the news of Sherm's passing just this past week. Please know that we are thinking of you now and in the days to come. Your long ago friends, Mick & Karen Piper. Casa Grande, AZ


Christine Knatz posted on 3/31/19

Nance Family I am so sorry for your loss. I adored taking care of Sherman and looked forward to his visit to our department. I just saw his obit today otherwise I would have been there. I pray you find peace and comfort Chris Knatz RN Outpatient Nursing


Sue May posted on 3/25/19

Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family Jo Ann. We used to work at the Ed Center together. I remember Sherm and the kids were the light of your life. Sue and Pete May


Aimee posted on 3/23/19

Such a pleasure taking care of Sherman and getting to know his family, especially Joann. In our hearts forever. RIP Sherman.