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Sharon "Sheri" A. Mouery, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Northumberland, surrounded by those who loved her so much. Previously she lived in Winfield after many years of residing in Kulpmont.

Sheri was born in Overlook on Aug. 25, 1946, a daughter of Marie and Mason Whitney. She graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 1964.

She was married on July 22, 1965, to Kenneth Mouery, of Mount Carmel. Ken preceded her in death in August 2007. A baby daughter, Kristi Lynn Mouery died in December 1971, and a sister, Delores Grinaway in January 2012.

Sheri is survived by her children, Eric Mouery and his wife Katrina, of Northumberland, and Hilari Benfield and her husband Chris, of Mifflinburg. She leaves behind five adoring grandchildren who called her "Noni", Breanna Mouery, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jacob Mouery, of Northumberland, and Collin, Avery and Kristi Benfield, of Mifflinburg. Noni was known to indulge her grandchildren with water fights and suppers of ice cream eaten directly from the cartons.

Also surviving are her sister, Carol Heim and her husband Epbert; niece, Dahnya Heim, of Norhtumberland; and nephews, Epie Heim, of Winchendon, Mass., and Seth Heim, of Alexandria, Va. She will also be missed by brother-in-law, Jack Grinaway; niece, Shannon Grinaway; and close friend, Peter Lentini, of Kulpmont.

Sheri was a stubborn but sweet spirit who lived life on her own terms. She was both fragile and strong. She loved music especially The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Kid Rock and anything that had a good dance beat. She enjoyed a toast or two with sambuca and sadly had a long and fatal relationship with cigarettes.

Sheri had an honest and direct personality and people liked her. She never knew how special she really was but those who loved her will always remember.

There are no funeral services.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.
Published on January 19, 2018
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