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Sherman Lee Weller

July 9, 1944 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 73)

Sherman Lee Weller, 73, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away March 16, 2018, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.


He was born in Mineola, New York, on July 9, 1944, the only child of William and Virginia (Leonard) Weller.  


Lee was a member of the Mt. Carmel High School graduating class of 1962.  He went to college and earned an Associate’s Degree in Universal Electronics Maintenance.  Lee honorably served in the U.S. Army as a marksman.  He received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.    Lee worked at Snap-On Tools for many years, retiring from there. 


Lee was a proud member and elder of The Presbyterian Church and a member of the American Legion.  He was an avid fisherman, Fighting Illini and St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed yard sales, auctions and tractor shows.  Lee spent many hours at the Senior Citizens Center enjoying lunch and bingo with his friends.  He could always be found Monday evenings at Hogg Heaven enjoying the local talent playing blue grass music.  Lee enjoyed attending all theater performances at Wabash Valley College.


Left to cherish Lee’s memory are his adopted family, Bob and Ann Winter of Allendale, Illinois, and Eric and Amity Winter of Evansville, Indiana; and many cousins in Pennsylvania. 


Preceding him in death were his parents.


Friends and family can call to visit Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Lee will be buried by his parents in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Pennsylvania.  


It is requested that there be no flowers and, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Mt. Carmel Senior Citizens Center.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Lee will be remembered as a very kind and giving person to many friends in the community.


Condolences may be made online at


Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Lee’s family.



Donations may be made to:

Wabash County Senior Citizens
115 E 3rd Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863

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