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Sherry Hoard

Jun 17th, 1947 - Oct 16th, 2020

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation: 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Burial:  Campground Cemetery


     Scheryl D. Hoard, age 73, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Xenia, passed away Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

     Sherry was born June 17, 1947, in Olney, the daughter of the late Marcus and Mildred (Brummit) Burt.  She was united in marriage to Kent Hoard on October 20, 1979, and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2016.

     A 1965 graduate of Flora High School after being crowned Clay County Fair Queen in 1964, and later attending Lockyear Business College in 1967, Sherry went on to a dedicated and successful career as a sales representative for Sparton Manufacturing.  She was an adoring mom and grandma, a frequent spectator at all kinds of sporting events, and enjoyed camping and collecting all things flamingo.  Sherry and Kent were members of Xenia United Methodist Church.

     She is survived by a son: Robby (Vanessa) Breeze of Evansville, Indiana; 2 daughters: Erica (John) Walden and Ariane (Mike) Souder, both of Flora; 11 grandchildren: Amanda Breeze, and Whitney, Colton & Rylie Westerfield, and Clayton, Emma, and Carder Walden, and Andrew, Abigail, Kinley, & Keeley Souder; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother: Gary (Jan) Burt of San Diego, California; and many cousins and extended family members.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery, near Xenia.  Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


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Doug and Nancy Mills

October 19th

So very sorry for your loss Erica and Ariane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and all of your families.

Steve Sessions

October 19th

R.I.P. Sherry

Pat Burt

October 19th

Always a smile for everyone . . . . Remembering your family in prayer.

Bud & Linda Martin

October 19th

Erica, Ariane, Gary and Families; We are sorry for your loss. Sherry was a beautiful person inside and out. She’s at peace now. Prayers for your family.

Nola Hoard Leanna

October 19th

So sorry to Erica and Ariane, and to all the family for your loss. Sherry was a great personality, sharp and fun, friendly and gracious. Her spirit will not be forgotten.

Lois Dishman-Cooper

October 19th

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and strength for you during this time of sorrow.

Reva Russell

October 19th

So sorry I respected and admired your mom a lot Love to you all

Stephen and Lynn Wilfong

October 20th

I lost a good friend on this day but now she is flying with the angels. Say hello to my mother and dad!!!!!

Karen Wolfe Haram

October 19th

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sherry and I became friends in eighth grade. I loved her sense of humor, kindness and loyalty. We were at a slumber party together the night I first went out with the guy I ended up marrying. And she called me when I was at the University of Illinois to tell me she was getting married. We even had a car wreck together when Sherry drove her big green ‘47 Plymouth coupe straight into the west gate at Charley Brown Park. I’ll miss one of my dearest and longest time friends immensely.

Karen Lewis

October 19th

Sherry was the sweetest lady, a dear friend, and so loved by everyone. I worked with her for years at Sparton and always had fun babysitting Erica and Ariane. Blessings and Prayers for you all.

Vickie Robinson

October 19th

So sorry for your loss!! Sherry was a wonderful boss and friend!! She was my boss at Spartons!!! Had a lot of good laughs with her!!!

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

October 19th

I am sending prayers for you all. Your Mom was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a hard worker and paved a way for many women. I respected her greatly. I know she had a great family and was also a wonderful proud Mother. The Heavens have recieved an Angel.

Tom and Della Welch

October 19th

Erica, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Prayers for your entire family.

Carla Eastberg

October 19th

So sorry to hear the sad news. Prayers for the family. Times were fun with Sherry as we followed our daughters on their Tennis crusade. Had alot of good times. RIP Sherry.

Meryl Woods Jr

October 19th

so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Sharon Parish Byrd

October 19th

Sherry always had the sweetest smile, and always so pleasant to talk with..her children were a blessing to her..

Norma &Ivan Barnett

October 19th

Prayers to all of Sherry's family.

Robert Ord

October 19th

Thoughts and prayers to the Hoard Children. I always remember being welcome to the Hoard household. Kent and Sherrie were great and faithful members of the Xenia UMC.

Theresa (Bemount) White

October 19th

We are so sorry to hear about Scheryl. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family

Nancy & Dennis Wiley

October 19th

Erica & Ariane and families. So sorry for your loss.

Jim & Ardeth Freeman

October 19th

We are so saddened to hear of Sherry's passing. She was such a sweet person always had a smile and we will always remember her and her husband walking through Xenia hand-in-hand.

Steve Simms

October 19th

To all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed working with Sherry at Sparton.

Vickie Sachau

October 20th

So sorry for your loss Prayers for her family. I worked at Spartons. Sherry was always smiling and so friendly

Mike and Linda Welty

October 19th

Hugs and prayers of comfort and peace for you Erica and Ariane and families. We have some wonderful memories of Sherry and Kent at XUMC.

Beth Wingo-Durham

October 19th

Erica, Ariane and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your Momma. She was such a wonderful woman and a good friend to my Momma. They worked together for years at Sparton. I used to go over to y'all's house as a teenager, not only to see you girls, but to sit and talk with your Momma and Daddy. I always thought they were so cool! I've been away from Flora for 18 years, but I will always have fond memories of Sherry. Much love to you all, I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Debra Blank

October 22nd

Erica & family, Sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you at this difficult time. I enjoyed visiting with your mother when I came to the nursing home. She always had a smile.

Helen Markham

October 20th

I will always treasure my family's friendship with your family when you girls and Olivia were young. We had such fun and lively discussions especially on those camping trips! I will never forget her or Kent. They were a beautiful couple and so genuine. Prayers for you all.

Ken Jennings

October 20th

So sorry for your loss.

Tammy Reneé Harris

October 20th

I am so sorry for your loss! May God richly bless and comfort you now.

BarBara Burton

October 20th

So sorry to hear of her passing Prayers for the family.

Lisa (Brummit) Virden

October 25th

Dear Robby, Erica & Ariane, I am your mom's cousin--my dad was her Uncle Pete. He was your grandma Mildred's brother. I just wanted to write a note and say that your mom was a special lady and my dad thought so highly of her. My heart goes out to all of you especially during this time. I'll say a special prayer today as you have her service; may all of you feel God's peace. Psalms 73:25-26

Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

October 23rd

So sorry for your loss. She was always a sweetheart and had a smile on her face. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs!



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mary hoard
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The Pete Brummit Family--Dorothy, Lonnie, Bruce, Lisa (Deceased: Pete & Jim)
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