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Doris E. (Fails) Perry Sherman

May 22, 1931 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 89)

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Doris E. (Fails) Perry Sherman

Doris E. Sherman, age 89 of Conneaut, Ohio, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, August 27, 2020 at The Villa at the Lake where she had been residing. She was formerly a resident of East Springfield.

Doris was born in Springfield Twp, Pa. on May 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Maude E. (Hammond) Fails. She was the last sibling of the family remaining. She had two sisters; Esther Krans, and Lois Whitney and four brothers; Leon, Harry, Rolland, and Ralph Fails, Jr. who have all preceded her in death.

Doris married her first husband, Louis R. Perry and he died on October 16, 1984 and then she found love again with Edward “Pete” T. Sherman and they were married on May 6, 1995. He died on June 14, 2007.

Doris worked for 25 years with the Elementary School at the Northwestern School District. She also taught remedial reading and was the reading coordinator for 8 years in the Conneaut Schools where she also coordinated Teacher Workshops. She was a member of the Federated Church where she also held workshops to educate Christian churches on both the local and state levels. Her ideas were published in International teachers magazines. She also created her own teaching materials and passed them on to other educators and some are still being used today. She was a retired Director of the Springfield Senior Center. She was involved in the church ministries with the Prayer chain lines, religious education workshops, missionary work and Encounter Trips and was a real world traveler. She was also a member of the Springfield Women’s Club . When she wasn’t traveling and teaching, she was spending time and enjoying her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her daughter Connie K. Miller (David C.) of Conneaut Twp., Pa and her son, David R. Perry (Joann) of N. Kingsville, OH, her sister-in-law, Laura Fails, wife of Ralph Fails, Jr., and 10 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren.

Friends and Family are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home at 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 to 4 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be celebrated on Monday at a time to be announced at the Federated Church. Doris will be laid to rest in Springfield Cemetery. Please light a candle in remembrance or leave a condolence at

Memorial donations may be made to either the Federated Church or to the Erie City Mission.


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Public Viewing
August 30, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home
11883 Main Street
East Springfield, PA 16411

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
August 31, 2020

11:00 AM
Federated Church


Federated Church
P.O. Box 158, East Springfield PA 16411
Tel: 1-814-922-3655

The Erie City Mission
2064 W 16th St, Erie PA 16505
Tel: 1-814-454-6212

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