Sherlene (Bartley) Sturgess

January 10, 1936 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 84)

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Obituary of Mrs. Sherlene Sturgess


Sherlene Sturgess, a former resident of Millsboro, DE passed away suddenly in the evening of August 29, 2020.  Mrs. Sturgess was born Norma Sherlene Bartley in Ethel, Logan County, West Virginia in 1936, one of two daughters of Ernest and Lucille Bartley.  Sherlene graduated from Logan High School in 1954, and became a military spouse.  She lived on military installations in Japan, Colorado, Texas, and the Washington, DC area.  She had three children: Lorrie, Chuck, and Sharon.


After Sherlene completed training and received her Cosmetology license at the DC Beauty Academy in Marlow Heights, MD, she became a Manager at the school.  She then worked at several hair salons in the DC area.  She married James Sturgess, and lived in Upper Marlboro, MD, and Millsboro, DE, where for a time Sherlene worked for the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.  Her husband, James was a Police Officer in the Fenwick Island Police Department.  Mr. Sturgess passed away in 2004, and Sherlene moved to Melbourne, FL where she lived the rest of her life.


Sherlene leaves behind her children: Lorrie, Chuck, and Sharon, a step-daughter, Carleen Sturgess Molnar, and her husband Larry, and a sister, Genevieve, and several grandchildren.


Services and committal will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriot Way, Millsboro, DE 19966, where she will be interred next to her husband, James. Rev. Dr. James Van Der Wall will officiate.


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September 4, 2020

2:00 PM
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro

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