Joyce Sherman

Obituary of Joyce Sherman

Joyce A. (Banyai) Sherman, 86, of Pottstown, PA passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the wife of the late James R. Sherman with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

Joyce was born December 14, 1930 in Phoenixville, PA. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Banyai and Grace (Plotts) Banyai.

Joyce was a sewing machine operator and worked for various knitting mills for her working life. She had her own business, The Doll Closet where she would make doll clothes and sell them to various collectors and craft shows. She was also a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts for 10 years.

She is survived by:

Five Children: James J. Sherman and his wife, Virginia – Rock Hill, SC

Catherine M. Sherman – Pottstown, PA

Paul R. Sherman and his wife, Carol – Morgantown, PA

Vinnetta C. Pollock and her husband, Edward – Morgantown, WV

David L. Sherman and his wife, Christine – Pottstown, PA

Seven Grandchildren

One Great-Grandson

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by:

Two Sisters: Peggy A. Orr and Mary J. Banyai

One Grandson: Mark Sherman

A viewing will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1-2 pm at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 2 pm. Interment will take place after the service at Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s honor to the New Covenant Baptist Church, 209 Prospect St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at