Erna Janice Sheesley

April 24, 1940 ~ May 4, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Erna Sheesley Obituary

Erna (Jan) Janice (Franzel) Sheesley 83, was an Equestrian, loved the outdoors and living in the country

Erna Janice Sheesley from Buena Vista Colorado, Died Thursday May 4th, 2023, at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, in Salida Colorado. Jan died from heart and lung complications. Jan was a very loving and giving person. She was born in 1940 in the Salida Hospital to Carl and Lois Franzel (deceased)  from Buena Vista. Jan is survived by her husband Blaine H Sheesley from Buena Vista; Lenord Sheesley (Melody) Buena Vista. Five grandchildren also survive Jan: granddaughter Nila Johnston (Jeff) Keenesburg, granddaughter Ranessa Sheesley (Tricia) Thornton, grandson Louis Sheesley (Nicole) Keenseburg, granddaughter Tasia Minor (Thomas) Buena Vista, grandson Bobby Sheesley, Divide. Jan had seven great grandchildren, Koby, Brittany, Derek, Eva, Dominic, Orion, Lakensia, and Addison. Jan also survived by her sister Lucia Marie Evans, Colorado Springs, Janet Fritch Commerce City, Joel Sheesley (Marilyn) Buena Vista, Sharon Bang(Dennis) Windsor, Doug Sheesley (Cynthia) Dora Missouri, Burt Sheesley (Lil) Florescent. Jan also had numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins all over the world.

Jan was a member of the Corner Stone Assembly of God Church; where she was a member since she was 17 years old. Jan contributed to the Sunday School Classes for many years. Jan went to cosmetology school where she graduated as a beautician; she was also a laundress.

Jan’s hobbies where crafting, gardening, animals, and she loved her Lord and Savior. Motherhood was a great gift for her; she loved being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Erna Janice Franzel Sheesley made a great difference in many lives, and she will certainly be missed.

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