Sherry was born Aug. 15, 1946 in Saint Paul, Minn. to parents Robert and Lucille (Marlow) Sword. She was the eldest of three children and attended Johnson High School, graduating in 1964. In her first marriage, Sherry was blessed with three children; Michelle, Michael, and Bobby. She later married Harold Jellison. The couple, along with Harold’s brother Cal Jellison and his wife Lorrain, owned and operated Anoka Auto Wrecking. After selling the business, Sherry and Harold moved to Cambridge where she enjoyed working as a travel agent, and at the Hinckley Casino, and at the Wal-Mart Photo Center. Sherry also spent a short time as a volunteer at the Cambridge Medical Center. She also enjoyed people and was always ready with a wonderful smile.
In 2009, Sherry was reunited with her long-time friend, Gary Palmer, and they were united in marriage in April of 2010. She often said it was the best three years of her life. They spent all their time together and enjoyed morning coffee on the deck. Sherry and Gary enjoyed working on many stained glass projects that were always beautiful. Sherry took up fishing and learning to spit sunflower seeds over the side of the boat—without much success! She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sherry is preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold Jellison; and grandson Darrel DeNucci.
She is survived by her husband Gary, children Michelle (Joe) Charles, Michael (Penny) DeNucci, Bobby DeNucci, Alan (Michelle) Palmer, Luthera Smith, Bryan (Mary) Palmer, Ronald Provost, Russ Palmer, William (Denise) Palmer, Jodi Palmer, and Georgette Palmer; grandchildren Vance (Jody), Daniel (Lauren), Michael, Clay, Christopher, Solbee, Cassandra, Cody, Bobby, and Sierra; siblings Gloria (Mick) Kjonaas and Bob (Pam) Sword; Cousin and dearest friend Berta (Mark) Reynolds; also many other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, January 14, 2013 at the New Hope Christian Reform Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Russ Palmer officiating. Inurnment will take place in the spring at the Pliny Cemetery in McGrath. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.