Sherry Lea Munce, age 71, died on January 15, 2020 unexpectedly in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born on May 18, 2948 in Marysville, Kansas to Merle and Violet (Graham) Grauer.
Sherry graduated from Cosmetology School and worked as a hairdresser in Kansas. She married Doug Carl in 1967 and to this union two sons were born. She opened her own gift store in Downs, Kansas before moving to Denver, Colorado where she opened her first "Country Joy." She later married Jim Munce in 1991. They eventually moved to North Platte, Nebraska to be close to their grandchildren. In 2000, she opened a "Country Joy" in North Platte that she ran until her retirement in 2019. Some of her hobbies included quilting, sewing, woodworking and, most importantly, being a grandma.
Survivors include her sons, David (Teena) Carl of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Barry (Amy) Carl of North Platte, Nebraska; grandchildren, Taran (Saydee) Carl, Lauren (Aaron) O'Brien, Tamara (Christopher) Foster, Grace Carl, and Mazie Carl; great granddaughter, Charlotte O'Brien and baby Foster on the way; brother, Jeff (Connie) Grauer of Lochbuie, Colorado; sisters Jan Parker of Frisco, Texas, Dee (Francis) Krotzinger of Superior, Nebraska, and Nancy Whitebread of Marysville, Kansas; step-sons, Jimmy Munce of St. Louis, Missouri and Stephen Munce of Arvada, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friends, Brenda and Chris Joliffe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Munce; her parents, Merle and Violet Grauer; sister, Shirley Wilson; and a brother-in-law, Daryl Whitebread.
Memorials may be made to Wreaths Across America and online condolences can be left at carpentermemorial.com.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 West E Street in North Platte, with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp presiding. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, 1616 West B Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.