Therese “Tess” A. Greer, 93, passed away at 10:01 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, with family by her side at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Born in Monterey, Indiana on December 22, 1928, Tess was the daughter of Frederick A. and LaPearl (Keller) Bauer. She graduated from Monterey High School with the class of 1947 and then attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1950.
On February 7, 1953, in Monterey, Tess married Gene M. Sherland and the couple would welcome three children, Jeanne Ann, John, and Jayne. Gene would pass on December 23, 1979.
She worked for Holy Cross Parkview Hospital as an operating room supervisor for 35 years until she retired from full-time to working part-time until her final retirement in 1992.
In Plymouth on January 27, 1983, Tess married Oliver C. Greer. He would pass on August 19, 1986.
Tess was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and served on the Altar Rosary Society. She served as Chair for the Volunteer American Red Cross Blood Bank and a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. She was a charter member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses of Northern Indiana. She volunteered with the Center for Hospice in Plymouth for 15 years and took communion to those who were home-bound parishioners of St. Michael Church, for 14 years. She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 27, Plymouth Moose Lodge Chapter 3000 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and a former member of the Plymouth Elk Lodge 2548 and the Eagles Lodge.
She is survived by her daughter, Jayne (Brian) Roahrig of Plymouth; daughter-in-law Mary Sherland; 4 grandchildren: Adam (Ricki) Sherland, Michael Sheehan, Andrew (Celine) Sherland, and Shawna (Dakota) Dickson; 4 great-grandchildren; and siblings: William (Bonnie) Bauer and Fredrick (Alice) Bauer as well as many nieces and nephews and the family’s dear friend Marcy (Simon) Caron.
Tess was preceded in death by her husband, Gene and Oliver; her parents; her children Jeanne Ann and John; and siblings, Bernard, Thomas, and Rose Strang.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. A Rosary will be recited at 7.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 613 N. Center St., Plymouth
Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to St. Michael Catholic School c/o Marshall County Community Foundation P.O. Box 716, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Linda Starr says
Tess was always one of my favorites! She was a survivor and testimony to that!
May she enjoy her eternal life now with all the saints before her!
John Bottorff. says
Tess was a most wonderful person. The very best of people. Heaven is most certainly celebrating! Praying for the comfort of her family and friends who number beyond her imagination. God Bless you Tess.
Denny & Francie says
Jayne and family our deepest sympathies for all upon the loss of Tess! A true community spirit and faithful to her church and family. One of kind who was welcoming to all…
Cherish the memories 🙏
Jeff Jackson says
Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with the family.
Sarah Young says
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tess. She did so much for others, which is obvious in all of her volunteering. I have known her ever since I met John at St Mike’s in elementary. I am so sorry for your loss, Jayne.
Candy Lampkins says
Jayne and Shawna, my heart is broken knowing your pain from your loss, I am truly sorry, I wish you two all the strength possible to help you through this time. God bless you both! Love, Candy Lampkins
Ed Barcus says
Sorry to hear of Tess’ passing. I remember her from the Moose being in there all the time with my parents. As an adult, I enjoyed playing cards with her and all the other regulars. May you find comfort in all of the fond memories you have. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
Ann Kershner says
Another beautiful soul has returned to her heavenly home.
Becky Shorter-Wolfe says
Tess was one of my favorite nurses, that helped to plant that seed, in becoming a nurse.
My deepest sympathy Jayne & family!
Butch becker says
Jayne. Words will not bring a lot of comfort to you and Shawna today so sorry to hear about Tess’s passing she was a such a wonderful lady best regards
The Greg Lenburg Family says
Our condolences to the family over the passing of Tess. As a nurse, longtime member of St Michael Catholic Church, American Red Cross volunteer, and member of other organizations, Tess was service oriented and driven by her devout faith. She will surely be missed.
Bill and Marilyn Fortin says
Dear Jayne and Family: Sincerely sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of a kind. So feisty, yet so caring. A lady of action. She did so much for others. She truely was a role model. She will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers.
Maria J. Horvath says
Jayne and Family members my condolences to you upon the death of your mom, Tess. She was a person that will be missed. She sure impacted many lives in Plymouth and made many friends, May God be with you all at this time. Prayers for all of you at this time. Maria Jane Horvath
Debra Davis says
Prayers for you and your family
Jean Seese says
Sorry for your loss. Tess was one of a kind. She was my boss many years ago at park view hospital. She was tough but I learned a lot from her and loved her. Will keep family in my prayers.
Teresa Long says
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was the first one I saw when I woke up from surgery in 1983 and was a comfort. Privilege to serve her at the Moose. She was a wonderful person. I will miss her.
Jim and Barb Cox says
Jayne, Jim and I are both so sorry to hear about your mom‘s passing. I remember her well as I worked with her for many years at the hospital. She was a wonderful person that was always willing to give a helping hand when asked. Jim and I send you blessings during this difficult time.
God Bless your entire family.
Barbara Winters says
I am so sorry that Tess is gone. She was a great lady!
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Your Mom was an “Energizer Bunny”. She worked so hard at the Bloodmobile. I don’t know how many years she told me, it was her last year. She just kept on going.
We send you our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Dave and Michelle Langdon says
We are so sad to hear of Tesse’s passing. She was always so pleasant and fun to talk with. Tess and her family are known and loved by everyone in Plymouth. She will be truly missed. God Bless Dave and Michelle Langdon
Susan Danielson says
Always such a sweetheart. She will be missed.
Lydia Keller says
I truly loved Tess. She was the best nurse I ever had. She never forgot a face
and always ready with a big hug! Will miss her!
Shirley Cox says
Jayne your Mom was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed talking with her. May she RIP my prayers are with the family.
Barb Lowry says
Our deepest sympathy to all of Tess’s family. She will be truly missed at St. Michael’s and in the community. May God wrap you in His loving arms to comfort you during this difficult time. Sending prayers and love,
Barb & Bub Lowry
Linda Osborn says
Our sincere sympathy to all Therese’s family. You are in our prayers at this time.
Jenny Hunsberger, Susie Schadeck and The Staff of Women’s Care Center
greg goliver says
jayne sorry for your loss
Madeline Johns says
Jayne (and family) – Your mom will be missed by many many people. I will miss her spunk mostly, and her dedication to St. Michael’s. I am sure the good Lord greeted Tess with “well done my good and faithful servant, well done”.