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Sherry S. Chatham, 86, Vandalia

Sherry Sue “Grammy” Pummill Chatham, 86, of Vandalia, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, surrounded by her family at her son’s home in Loami, IL.

Sherry Chatham


Memorial services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Friday, January 20, 2023, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Doug Cyrus officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and/or Donor’s Choice. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


She was born November 13, 1936, in Fayette County, IL, the daughter of Joseph Simon and Loca Lucille (Timmons) Pummill. She worked for Skelly’s Restaurant, P.N. Hirsch, Cuppy’s, Pump N Pantry, and was a homemaker; and a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia, IL.


She is survived by: Son – Bryan Chatham, Vandalia, IL; Daughter – Cheryl Oertwig & friend, Jim Metzger, Vandalia, IL; Son – Brent Chatham & Nancy, Loami, IL; Grandchildren – Lindsey Saffa & Kevin, Arnold, MO, Shane Oertwig & Michelle, Eureka, MO, Shawn Oertwig & Jessica, Columbia, IL, Blake Chatham & Nikki, Ellisville, MO, and Nichole Hankins & Chris, Loami, IL; Great Grandchildren – Caden Oertwig, Columbia, IL, Laney Saffa, Arnold, MO, Logan Oertwig, Columbia, IL, Brendan Oertwig, Eureka, MO, Keaton Saffa, Arnold, MO, Ronan Chatham, Ellisville, MO, and Brooke Oertwig, Eureka, MO; Sister-in-law – Linda Bohle, Springfield, IL; Nieces & Nephews; and Jamie Kistler.


Preceded in death by: Parents; Sister – Joyce Cox; Brother – Max Pummill; Son-in-law – Merle Oertwig; and Sister-in-law – Myrle Pummill.