Leila Kay Isenberger Sherrell

Sept. 19, 1949 – Oct. 16, 2021

Leila Sherrell, 72, died Oct. 16, 2021, in Phoenix.

Leila was born Sept. 19, 1949, in Gillette. She was the daughter of Phil and Pearl Isenberger. She attended school in Buffalo and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1968. She married Don Jarrett in 1967. He died in a car accident in 1969 after returning from a tour in Vietnam. She then graduated from beauty school in Sheridan. 

She was married to Gary Sherrell in 1976 in Buffalo. They moved to Artesia, New Mexico, in 1977. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge and loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved cooking and specialized in making desserts. She retired from the Artesia School System. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Phillip Sherrell.

Survivors include her husband Gary Sherrell; son Floyd; sisters, Linda Shell (Jim) and Claudia Clark of Buffalo; grandchildren, Floyd, Mathew and Karma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Services were held Oct. 27 in Artesia.