George William Sherer, 88, of McConnelsville, formerly of Malta passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville. He was born Dec. 20, 1932 in Fremont, Ohio, Sandusky County to the late, Garnet M. Sherer and Mary Ruth Jacobs Sherer. George graduated from Green Springs High School, and Ohio State University with B. S. and M. S. degrees. He was first employed by the Ohio Farm Bureau and then the Ohio State Cooperative Extension Service in Perry and Morgan Counties, where he retired after 25 years of service. His passion was his quarter horses. He was a past member of SEOHEA, EOQHA, OQHA, and AQHA. He enjoyed showing horses for over 35 years. After retirement he spent winters in Florida and summers caring for his Morgan County acreage; before moving to McConnelsville. George liked attending sporting events when his grandchildren and great grandchildren were competing, and playing pinochle with family members. In Florida he kayaked on the Rainbow River and bicycled for miles. George was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in McConnelsville, where he served as trustee and belonged to the Men's Fellowship. He was a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau and volunteered at the Morgan County Handicapped Rider Therapy. George is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janice Zilles Sherer whom he married June 12, 1954; children, Allyson (Rick) Hook of Malta, Nathaniel (Angie) Sherer of Ocala, FL.; grandchildren, Denise Mummey (Timmy McCoy), Arick (Jeri) Hook, Bradley (Robin) Sherer, Audra (Wes) Hook-Harden, Zachary (Danielle) Sherer; ten great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Carl Sherer; brother-in-law, Dr. L. C. Zilles (Joyce); and sister-in-law, Judith (David) Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Wise and an infant daughter. George's request was for a caring cremation followed by private internment of ashes at the Sherer Family burial site in the Ballville Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio. There will be no calling hours or services. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Morgan County 4-H Fund or the Morgan High School Scholarship Fund if desired. Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville is in charge of arrangements.
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