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Sherron Lynne Vance


Sherron Lynne Vance, 81, of Virden, passed away at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, just six months and three days following death of the love of her life, Eldon.

Sherron was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Avon, to Rev. Rodney W. and Evelyn Ruberg.

She married Eldon Vance on Nov. 25, 1962, in Chesterfield.

Following graduation, Sherron worked at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Carlinville. After moving to Virden and starting a family, she went back to work at the Farmers and Merchants bank in Virden. After retiring from the bank, she went full time into selling Longaberger baskets. As the Longaberger craze started to fade, she and Eldon began traveling more and loved going to their winter home in Florida. She then found her true calling, when the Grace Place at their Church, began a clothes closet for people in need. She help with clothing, along with sharing the love of Jesus. As her dementia progressed, she was no longer able to serve in a leadership capacity.

She is survived by daughter Gayle (Bill) Fornshell of Arthur; son Scott (Christine) Vance of Virden; grandchildren, Zach (Heather) Smith of Mattoon, Caleb (Whitney) Smith of Sullivan, Abbey (Nolan) Bone of Shelbyville, Chelsea Vance of Chatham, Hunter Vance of Charleston, Haily Vance of Mt. Vernon, Bryan Vance of Girard; great grandchildren, Owen, Olivia, Ethan, Sophia, and Cooper Smith, Blaine Bone, and Elijah Vance; brothers, Rodney C. (Marilyn) Ruberg, Joe (Pam) Ruberg; sister Dee Plunket; many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; her parents, Rev. Rodney W. and Evelyn Ruberg; father and mother in law Vernon and Goldie Vance; brothers-in-law, Gerald and Loren Vance; sisters-in-laws Kay Vance and Dorothy Vance and niece Vicki.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Grace Southern Baptist Church, 302 W. Wright St., Virden, with Pastor Rodney C. Ruberg and Pastor Joe Ruberg officiating.

Per her wishes, cremation has been completed. Memorials are suggested to Grace Southern Baptist Church, 302 W. Wright St. Virden.

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Davis Anderson Funeral Home in Girard is assisting the family.