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M.K. Ninnette Sherer

M. K. Ninnette Sherer, 91, of DeGraff, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at her grandson’s home in DeGraff.

She was born March 4, 1922, in Dayton, a daughter of the late John F. Gannon and Martha Johnson Gannon Beason.

On Feb. 22, 1943, she married William L.K. Wren in DeGraff and he died Dec. 17, 1960. On Jan. 28, 1967, she married G. Emerson Sherer in DeGraff and he died June 6, 2004. She also was preceded in death by her stepfather, William Beason; a son, Michael Wren; and a brother, John Gannon.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Wren of Bellefontaine; two stepdaughters, Suzanne (Robert) Coffman of Huntsville and Barbara Watt of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Mindy (Carlos) Cioffi, Jeff (Brandie) Wren, Travis Helemstetter, Holly (Jeff) Jacques, Laurie (Kevin) Harris, Christy (Tim) Ott, Dan Hughes and Carrie Fichter; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was a 1940 graduate of DeGraff High School, a member and part-time organist at Rum Creek United Methodist Church. She also was active at the DeGraff United Methodist Church where she served as a choir director and part-time organist. At one time she worked as a nurse’s aide at Mary Rutan Hospital, was a bookkeeper for Logan County Farm Bureau at DeGraff, was a teller and bookkeeper at the Citizens Bank of DeGraff and retired from Riverside Local School as secretary to the superintendent after 14 years.

She was organist for 30 years at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home in DeGraff, where calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and a service begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pastors Sylvia Hall and Kym James officiate. Burial is in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Riverside E.M.S., DeGraff. Condolences may be expressed at

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