Thursday, December 4, 2008

Leah Denise Sherman, 43, of Pierce City, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, in Eagle Rock.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1965, in Delano, Calif., the daughter of Gilbert Rivera and Freida (Loyd) Sherman. She was united in marriage to Michael Sherman on Jan. 26, 1988, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was raised and worked most of her life as a beautician in California. She and her family moved to Pierce City, four years ago and she was employed at the Dollar General Store.

Survivors include: her husband, Michael Sherman, of Pierce City; three sons, Jamin Sherman, of Springfield, Jordan Sherman, and Jared Sherman, both of Pierce City; her mother, Freida Sherman, and her husband, Jim, of Cassville; two brothers, Darren Loyd, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Steven Rivera, of Joplin; and one sister, Kaci Gonzales, of Bakersfield, Calif. She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Rivera.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in California.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.