Obit: Sheryl Denny


Sheryl Anne (Walker) Denny, 30, formerly of Wilton, died suddenly Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Grinnell Hospital.

Funeral services were held March 8 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at the McArtor Cemetery near Wellman, Iowa. Visitation was held at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to support Diabetes research. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @

Sheryl was born Oct. 12, 1990, in Iowa City, the daughter of Bruce and Sally (Hinkle) Walker. She attended schools in Wilton, graduating with the class of 2009. She then attended classes at Muscatine County Community College.

She married Wayne M. Denny in 2014 in Wilton. The couple made their home in Deep River, where she had continued her life passion as an independent artist. She was on staff of Anime Iowa, she enjoyed mentoring others, loved her music, playing piano, her cats, stage work, performances with the chance to see Wicked in Chicago topping on the cake! In high school, she was in marching band and took German classes with the highlight of her senior year a trip to Germany.

Her family includes her husband, Wayne; parents, Bruce and Sally Walker; sister, Sarah Walker; Wayne’s family, parents, Richard and Sally Denny; brothers, Richard Denny, Leo Denny (Emily), and Michael Denny (Echo); uncles and aunts, Will Hinkle, Raymond and Denise Salemink, Bill and Mary Carr, Jill Petersen, Sandra Keim, Roberta Walker, David Sterner; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Annita, Kadaj, Vergil and Oliver; and of course Sheryl’s cats.

She was preceded in death by an unborn child; her grandparents, and aunts and uncles, John Walker, Sharon Sterner, and George, Mike, and Mara Lee Hinkle.

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