August 28, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 5 - 7pm
Sherlee LaVerne Blackburn 56, of Urbana passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 in The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. She was born January 23, 1955 in Urbana Ohio, the daughter of Ollie Oscar Collier Jr. and Helen (Thomas) Dennis.
Sherlee was a 1973 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She was employed at Just Smokes for over 16 years. Sherlee enjoyed collecting dolls and butterflies; and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandson.
She is survived by her parents; her sons, Shawn Alan Brooks of Columbus, OH and Shane Andrew (Cherish) Brooks of New Carlisle, OH; sisters, Janice Pitts of Columbus, Karen (Dave) West of Urbana, OH and Theresa (Stan) Miller of WA; brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Porter of Colorado, Robert Dennis of Florida and David Dennis of Springfield, OH; her grandson, Zane Alan Brooks of New Carlisle; step children, Stacey Blackburn-Palmer, Brad Blackburn, Tom Blackburn and Tyler Blackburn; several step grandchildren as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death her husband, Alan Andrew Brooks; brother, John Dennis and father in-law, Zeldon Zane Brooks.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 – 7 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday in the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to PAWS Animal Shelter, 1535 W. US Highway 36, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolence may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.