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Judy Sheriff Greenfield

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:02 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:25 a.m. CST

Judy Sheriff, 75, of Greenfield died May 6, 2013, at Winterset Care Center North.

Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. The Rev. Charles Layton will officiate. Interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.

Judith Ann (Folk) Sheriff, daughter of Ellen Grace (Poffenberger) and Clair Albert Folk, was born July 15, 1937, in Des Moines.

Judy was raised in the Grimes and Adel area and graduated from Adel High School in 1955. She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, where she received her teaching certificate in 1958.

After graduation, Judy moved to Greenfield and taught fifth grade at Greenfield Elementary School from 1958 to 1962.

On June 19, 1960, Judy married Wendell Sheriff at the Christian Church in Adel.

After raising her children, Judy continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in education with a reading endorsement Aug. 11, 1984, from Drake University.

Judy then worked as a counselor and manager for New Horizons/West Central Mental Health Center in Adel for 15 years.

Judy was a member of Greenfield United Methodist Church, where she taught in the kindergarten 5-year-old room for 27 years and assisted with the Inn Gathering for 25 years. She was also a Girl Scout and 4-H leader.

Judy is survived by her husband Wendell Sheriff of Greenfield; daughter Susanne Sheriff of Greenfield; son Jim Sheriff of Greenfield; grandchildren, Alexis and Trenten Sheriff; brother Don Folk of Cedar Rapids; other relatives and friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and sister Nadine Ashmore.

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