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August 26, 1956 - September 18, 2020

Service Date: September 21, 2020

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Sheryl Louise Neff August 26, 1956 – September 18, 2020 Sheryl Louise Neff, 64 of Wilson formerly of Lima, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 18, 2020. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Graveside service will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida, Ohio. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Sheryl was a 1974 graduate of Lima Shawnee High School (Ohio) before attending Ohio Northern University where she was a member of the softball and basketball programs. She completed her undergraduate degree at Abilene Christian University in Texas while a member of the Track & Field team. Sheryl went on to receive her Master’s degree in Physical Education at the University of Dayton. She began her collegiate coaching career at the University of Findlay (Ohio) and led the Oilers to numerous conference championships and a district championship in 1987. More recently, she devoted twenty- one years of coaching to Barton College’s softball program (1995-2016), as well as assisting in Women’s Basketball, Cross Country and Track & Field during her tenure there. Sheryl also was part of Athletes in Action where she had the opportunity and privilege to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in addition to teaching the sports she loved to many children in various countries. Sheryl was an active member of Redemption Church where she served her Lord and Savior faithfully in several ministries; she had a profound love for the Lord and for serving others. Sheryl is survived by her loving brothers, Don Neff and wife, Sonya of Lima Ohio and Daniel Neff of Lima, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald R. and Jeanne Kennedy Neff and her twin sister, Jeryl Neff. Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.