Meadville Tribune

October 8, 2012

Helen Sherred


VENANGO — Helen Sherred, 91, life-long resident of Venango Township, Venango, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the home of her son, Larry Sherred, Tobin Road, Cambridge Springs.

Born May 30, 1921, in Ambridge, Helen was a daughter of the late Mary Sydleck and Joseph Styborski. On Feb. 22, 1941, Helen married Raymond H. Sherred and he preceded her in death March 15, 2001.

Helen graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1939 and worked at Talon Inc. in Meadville for 35 years, retiring as an inspector. She and her late husband owned a dairy farm and she assisted him in its operation.

She was a past noble grand in the Rebecca Lodge, to which she belonged, and was also a member of the Venango Grange and Hayfield Grange. Helen was active in Cambridge Springs First Church of God. She enjoyed attending the Cambridge Springs Senior Center, gardening and music, playing the piano and guitar.

Surviving Helen are two children, a daughter, Laureate Woolstrum and her husband, Duane, of Cambridge Springs, and a son, Larry Sherred and his wife, Lynn, of Cambridge Springs. She also is survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom she dearly loved. In addition, Helen is survived by two sisters, Laura Puchacz of Cambridge Springs and Veronica Moscorelli of Ashtabula, Ohio; a former daughter-in-law, Gail Sherred of Greensboro, N.C.; and a  daughter-in-law, Joy Sherred of Erie.

Helen was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by a son, John Sherred who died in 2004; and by four brothers, Frank, Ed, John and Joseph Styborski; and by two sisters, Jane Mott and Liz Basile.

Friends may call at Van Matre family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend funeral services there on Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. James Callender, pastor of Cambridge Springs First Church of God, will officiate and be assisted by the Rev. Brubaker, pastor of Faith Bible Church of Union City.

Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to First Church of God, 634 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403. To send condolences, please visit