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Elise Hannah SherwoodPassing: November 5, 2020


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Celebration of Life


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ELLETTSVILLE – Elise Hannah Sherwood, 30, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at her residence.

Born July 18, 1990, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Leslie Paul and Christine Renee (Sheffler) Sherwood.

Elise graduated from Edgewood High School in 2009 and was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.  She had a way with animals and volunteered at Wild Care and Bloomington Animal Shelter.  Elise enjoyed people and socializing, especially with her grandparents and great grandparents.

Leslie and Christine Sherwood of Ellettsville
Lauren (Stephen) Voelkel of New Mexico
Bob and Connie Sheffler of Ellettsville
aunts and uncle,
Brian Sherwood of Mitchell
Elaine Anderson of Bloomington
Rosalie Founds of Bloomington
 several cousins

Her paternal grandparents, Edward and Dorothy “Dottie” Sherwood, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

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41 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jason and Amy Lanham | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 14, 2020
    Jason and I offer our sincere condolences to your family. We were so sad to hear of her passing.
  2. Guest: Don Hoke | Fort Branch
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Connie & Bob I'm so sorry.
  3. Guest: Pamela Freeman | Mitchell
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Leslie and Chris- My heart hurts for you both. Our prayers and love are with you.
  4. Guest: Macy Brown | Spencer iN
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Elise was a very special young lady to me. I will forever miss her. I cannot express how sorry I am. Holding you all up in prayer. May Our Loving God comfort you and give you peace. I love you, Macy
  5. Guest: Kristen Weida | Bloomington, In
    Date: November 11, 2020
    I’m so sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet kid. I loved having her help me in children’s ministry. Praying for you all.
  6. Guest: Gregory Ostrander | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: November 10, 2020
    My deepest sympathy for your loss....your family will be in our prayers
  7. Guest: Beth Chatain Pattison | New Smyrna Beach
    Date: November 10, 2020
    My sincere condolences to the Sherwood family on your terrible loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and in each other.
  8. Guest: Heather Saylor Knott | Avon. Indiana
    Date: November 10, 2020
    Elise was a sweet girl who always had a smile to give She called Greg & I several times while she was in the hospital & really seemed to want to make amends with all the relationships in her life . She was at peace going to the other side . We will all miss her until we see her again . I know she found her great grandparents in heaven & there was a grand reunion . See you again someday Elise . Love & prayers always 💚 Heather & Greg Knott
  9. Guest: Greg & Heather Knott | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 9, 2020
    It's not so much how we come into this world that matters, or even our struggles or triumphs along the way, but how we finish the race. Elise finished with such strength and grace. I really admire how she found peace with everything, made sure she didn't leave anything left unsaid to those she loved and cared about, and finished strong. Our loss is heaven's gain.
  10. Guest: Krystalina Hendrix | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: November 8, 2020
    I remember many days of laughter in her bedroom and tons of fun during church trips. I send my deepest condolences to her parents especially...she truly loved you and all of her family and im going to miss her smile and kind heart.
  11. Guest: Tracy McBride | Ellettsville, IN
    Date: November 8, 2020
    Dear Les and Chris, My heart is breaking for you all! She was a very sweet and kind young lady. She will be greatly missed! My prayers to you both and your family!! Tracy McBride
  12. Guest: Katie Ryan | Haverhill
    Date: November 8, 2020
    I met Elise just outside of Boston about 11yrs ago. She was a great kid and a kind soul to everyone she met. I remember she was really great and determined when it came to puzzles. She went out of her way to make u smile. You never forget a soul so bright. My deepest sympathies to all of her loving family and friends ❤
  13. Guest: Brittany TurpenJeter | Bedford Indiana
    Date: November 8, 2020
    She was so sweet and caring she just wanted more n life I am glad she’s not suffering anymore but will b missed
  14. Guest: Tai Holland | Bloomington Indiana
    Date: November 8, 2020
    I am sorry for your loss she will be missed rest in peace angel
  15. Guest: Theo Ivory | Newfield, NY
    Date: November 8, 2020
    I met Elise while we were both on Boston. She is one of the sweetest and most compassionate people I've known. It is because she has the mischievous sense of humor of a Hobbit and the loving heart of a true angel that we remained friends after returning to our reductive homes. She is loved and will be missed dearly.
  16. Guest: Heidi Brazzell-Myers | Williams, Indiana
    Date: November 7, 2020
    Prayers for the Sherwood family. We are so sorry for your loss.
  17. Guest: Sheryl Fields Walton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 7, 2020
    So sorry for your loss.
  18. Guest: Stephy Mathew | Santa Clara, California
    Date: November 6, 2020
    My deepest condolences to your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. -Stephy and George
  19. Guest: Arnold and Gerri Polk | Toano, VA
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Our hearts ache with you. We thank God that Elise is with her Father in heaven, filled with joy in His presence. May our Lord comfort your hearts.
  20. Guest: Pat Rasnic | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
  21. Guest: Terri Speer | Oolitic, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please give my condolences to your daughter & husband too. Sending you a hug and prayers!
  22. Guest: Brad & Stacy Tucker | Spencer, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Les, Chris & Lauren, we are so very sorry for your loss! We have great memories of her visiting our dogs on her walks through the subdivision and scolding Brady if he wasn’t handling them properly. She certainly loved her animals!! Praying for you all!
  23. Guest: Erica Musselwhite (Bales) | Ellettsville
    Date: November 6, 2020
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I had Elise in class when I was teaching at EHS and loved her smile and positive attitude. All of you and your willingness to work with us at the school as she navigated dealing with her heart was amazing and made such an impact on me about the power of working as team to champion students. She was such a great human and I am heartbroken to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with you at this incredibly difficult time.
  24. Guest: Debbie ( Fortner) Clock | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Leslie and family, So very, very sorry to hear this. Please know that you and your wife and family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort. 🙏🙏
  25. Guest: Tejas Jonnalagadda | Bloomington
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Very Very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Les and Christine. Please take care
  26. Guest: Brad Keiser | Brazil, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  27. Guest: Anna D'Lima | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    I'm very sorry to hear you lost Elise. I was happy to get to meet her. Sincerely, Anna
  28. Guest: Rani Park | Fairfax, Virginia
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Chris and Les, Words could never express how sorry I am for your loss. My heart is heavy for you, and I pray God will put his arms around you and comfort you. Elise will be deeply missed!
  29. Guest: Heather Burks (Ward) | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear about this. Elise and I were so close in high school and we grew apart after we graduated. I ran into her a couple of times, but I have been thinking about her often. I have missed her presence so much in my life. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know when you do the celebration of life for her I would love to be there.
  30. Guest: Susan Chastain kay | Blaine, tn
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Les and Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful daughter. I hope your many memories bring comfort in the days ahead. Sending love my friends.
  31. Guest: Alex Chael | Carmel, IN
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Chris and Leslie, my heart hurts for you with the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts, condolences, and prayers to you and your families.
  32. Guest: Marc and Martha Fields | Mitchell, In
    Date: November 6, 2020
    We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  33. Guest: Judy Childers | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: November 6, 2020
    To know Elise was to love her. Ron and I thought she faced her mortality with such Grace. We are so sorry Les, Chris and Lauren. You are amazing parents and Lauren a wonderful sister. Elise will be missed so much . She loved everyone and they loved her. We all love you.❤❤🙏🙏
  34. Guest: Cynthia Hodosh | Charleston. SC
    Date: November 6, 2020
    So sorry.
  35. Guest: Mark Colglazier | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Sending warm and heartfelt condolences to all the family. Love and prayers for all
  36. Guest: Sandy Gilpin | Bloomington, In
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Elise was a very kind, sweet young lady. Her passion for animals was obvious, especially her love for cats. I got to see her a few weeks ago and right by her side on the bed, was her kitty. She is loved by many friends and especially her family. Even though she did not feel good towards the end, she still had a good attitude. She knew she was heading to a place where God would give her a new body and an eternal home. See you soon Elise!! Chris, Les, Lauren, Bob and Connie, we love you and are praying for you. Love, Eric, Sandy, Taylor, Tanner and Taryn
  37. Guest: Sulari White | Grand Rapids
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Chris and Les and Lauren I can’t imagine your pain James and I understand your journey and know the challenges you faced but we also know we won’t change a thing....just like you won’t. It’s comforting to know you will see Elise again. Love and prayers
  38. Guest: Ronnie& Carol Voelkel | Richmond, Texas
    Date: November 6, 2020
    We loved Elise from the moment we met her! She was a special lady, and will be greatly missed...May God’s grace continue to bless and protect her in her new home, in Heaven! Love Always, Ronnie & Carol Voelkel
  39. Guest: Beth Chastain Pattison | New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Dear Leslie and family, Please accept my sincere condolences. My heart is breaking for you over this terrible loss. May you have happy memories that will help sustain you and bring you some kind of comfort.
  40. Guest: Wendy Bledsoe | Indiana
    Date: November 6, 2020
    Elise was a kind person from animals to her friends or people down on their luck . She was loved by many and her parents supported her always . She will be missed . She told me she was anxious to see what the afterlife was about and it was kind of neat she would know and we would not ! She went with a great attitude . Love her and the Sherwoods. Wendy Bledsoe
  41. Guest: Austin Feather | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 5, 2020
    Prayers, strength, and condolences from Austin, Cade, Kurt, and Becky Feather. May the Good Lord comfort and ease you during this difficult time.