Sherry Lynne (Lonsinger) James

Sherry Lynne (Lonsinger) James, 51, Altoona, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday after a brief illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Gordon Lonsinger and Nancy (Krywokulski) Lonsinger Miller.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Nancy and George Miller; her father and stepmother, Gordon and Mary Jane Lonsinger; four children: Kara Chaplin (Jeremy), Andrew Gregg III, Joshua and Jordan; six grandchildren; four siblings: Terry Sue Wineland, Karen Jo Mueller (Dave), Gordon “Lonnie” Lonsinger (Jennifer) and Eric Lonsinger (Trudi), all of Altoona; four stepsiblings; her fiance, Gary Ebersole; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Nicola and Cora (Shunk) Krywokulski; her paternal grandparents, Edward and Dora (Weld) Lonsinger; and her favorite uncle, Dorsey Lonsinger, on July 23, 2012.

Sherry was a 1979 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She was formerly employed as a line cook. She enjoyed crafts, decorating and drying flowers, and she never denied her love for God.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m., the Rev. Kenneth Beichler officiating. A future interment is planned at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nancy Miller in care of Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.