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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Sherrill is approximately 148 (1990), 177 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 58 (1990), 73 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sherrill is 0.258 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sherrill to Washington DC is 797 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 166 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sherrill is positioned 42.60 degrees north of the equator and 90.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sherrill Historical Events

2000, 22 May
Leila Albrecht Payne, born Leila Alice Albrecht in Sherrill, Iowa, died peacefully in Lafayette, California on May 22, 2000 at age 83 years. Leila was the second of 3 children born to John and Alice Albrecht, and grew up as a farm girl in Sherrill. Her younger brother, Burton Albrecht, was a United States Naval Aviator, and a hero in World War II. Leila's sister, Lorraine Albrecht Wybenga, resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Leila graduated from Dubuque High School and then attended Arizona State College where she met her future husband Robert Payne. She raised 5 children with Robert in Phoenix, Arizona and was very active in service to her family and her community. A woman of solid character and "can do" mentality molded by her family and the farming community of Sherrill. Leila's life reflected the values she acquired growing up in Iowa.

Leila was preceded in death by her brother Commander Burton Albrecht, USN, and by her youngest daughter, Marjorie Payne. She is survived by her husband Robert Payne, her sister Lorraine Wybenga, children Judith Dueker, Mary Payne, Cathy Payne and Robert Payne, Jr., 8 grandchildren and many neices and nephews. Her family and many friends will miss her.

Please send any written remembrances of Leila to:
The Payne Family
6680 Alhambra Ave.
Box #430
Martinez, CA 94553

Leila's mortal remains were at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel and Mortuary
Phone: (925) 934-5400

Sherrill Community News

2001, July 21
Class of 1961
Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School
I would like to contact my eleven classmates who graduated in 1961. If anyone knows them, or anyone of them sees this message, I would like to be notified at my email address. It is
Thanks, S. John Steines

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