Irene Wilhelm Sherrill, 87, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Gordon Hospice House.

Irene was born on November 14, 1935, in Rowan County, N.C., to the late Glenn C. and Ethel Eudy Wilhelm. She worked at J.C. Penney warehouse and was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her sister, Sallie Dillon; and brothers, William R., John W. and Larry H. Wilhelm.

Those left to cherish Irene’s memory include her husband of sixty-eight years, Cecil Sherrill. Also surviving are Irene’s many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday January 15, 2023, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Spry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Avenue Baptist Church, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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