Sheryl Emma (Keane) Hitch was born July 12, 1945 in Alliance, Nebraska. She was one of two children of Oscar and Ardith (Evans) Keane. Sheryl grew up in Marsland, Nebraska and graduated from Hemingford High School.
Sheryl was married to Richard C. Kissler and they were blessed with two sons, Brad and Ron. The couple later divorced. On April 7, 1987, Sheryl married Harold Hitch at the First United Methodist Church in Auburn, Nebraska.
While living in Auburn, Sheryl was employed at the Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of multiple card groups. Friends and neighbors were important to her and she loved to have lunch with many of them. She adored her pets Kolby, a mini Schnauzer, and Kiwi, a green conure.
On Monday, July 15, 2019 Sheryl passed away unexpectedly at her home in Auburn, just 3 days after her 74th birthday. Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Harold; sons Brad (Stephanie) Kissler of Grand Island; Ron (Karen) Kissler of Sidney; grandchildren Kennedy Martinez, Elsie Kissler, and Reagan Kriz; brother Larry (Gale) Keane of Kennewick, Wash.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service was held Friday, August 9, 11:00 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at the Hemingford Cemetery at Hemingford, Neb.
Sheryl was a graduate of the class of 1963 in Hemingford.