Debra Mae Sherman


Debra Mae Sherman age 59 of Wellsville, New York died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Wellsville Hospital in New York. Born August 3, 1958 in Clarion Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Byrd J. and Frances E. Sherman.

Deb graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School in 1976. After graduation, she worked for Help Mates in Smethport, PA. She also worked for a couple newspapers including The Olean Times in the Western New York area. Deb enjoyed fishing, camping, go-cart racing at the Allegheny Speedway where she sold 50/50 tickets. She loved meeting new people, country music, baking (especially her Mom's homemade buns), and caring for others. Deb loved animals, especially her Boston Terrier named Toby.

She is survived by her children Christopher Graves and Nicole (Michael Fischman) of Wellsville, New York and her pride and joy, 3 beautiful grandchildren, Tamiera Perkins of Bradford PA, DuWayne Graves and Damien Fischman of Wellsville, NY. She is also survived by her siblings, Richard (Charlene) Sherman of Corsica PA, Sherri (Charlie) Dechant of Lynchburg, VA, and Julie (Dave) Evans of New Bethlehem, PA and many nieces and nephews. Deb was preceded in death by her parents.

Deb was an organ donor as she loved helping others while she was here and after her death.

Deb was loved by so many and will be greatly missed! Her memorial service will be on Saturday, September 23 at a place and time to be announced on her Facebook page.

Arrangements are under direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home, Bolivar, NY.