Sherry Sanders-Davenport, 64

Sherry K. Sanders-Davenport, 64, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born on Jan. 27, 1948, in Wabash to Robert F. and Doris Louise (Wilcox) Thompson. She graduated from Nashville West End High School, Nashville, Tenn. with the class of 1966. She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and South Whitley areas. Sherry was employed at 3-M in equipment sales, then earned her Real Estate Broker and Appraiser Certification and was employed as a real estate broker. Sherry was later self employed as an appraiser. She was first married to Alan Sanders who passed away in 2002. Her second marriage was to Ray Davenport on May 27, 1995, in Fort Wayne.Sherry enjoyed gardening, older home restoration, furniture refinishing, antique collecting, baking and actively helped and support humane societies and “was very dedicated to helping and caring for animals.” Surviving relatives include her husband, Ray F. Davenport of South Whitley; son, Robert (Janice) Sanders, Indianapolis; brothers and sisters, Craig (Sally) Thompson of Hudson, Cathy A. Anspach of Fort Wayne and Darcy (Daniel) Barr of North Webster; three stepchildren, Tanya (Jamie) Swartz of Fort Wayne, Rodney (Christina) Davenport of Fort Wayne and John Davenport of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a very special uncle, John (Betty) Thompson of Yorba Linda, Calif. She is preceded in death by her parents, onebrother, Kelly Scott and her first husband, Alan Sanders. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City with a funeral service immediately following at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Kevin Rhoades will be officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to Whitley County Humane Society, 951 S. Line St., Columbia City, IN 46725. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.