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Sheri Sherman (PP)

December 7, 2018

Sheri Sherman, past parent, was featured in a story that appeared in the 12.07.18 issue of Ladue News: "Sheri Sherman incorporates style, color, texture and beauty into every aspect of her life. An interior design major in college, this chic art aficionado, community volunteer and fashionista has spent the last 40 years collecting historical treasures for her home in Richmond Heights. But it doesn’t stop there. At 5-foot-7, the statuesque, dark-haired beauty with chiseled features says she never leaves home without being properly dressed. That means she is always dressed to the nines. Preferring to buy edgy classic clothing, she recently updated a 35-year-old black designer jacket by adorning it with a white dragon appliqué. The home she shares with her husband of 46 years, Don, an attorney, is filled to the brim with the couples’ collections. “Our collections are uplifting; everywhere you turn there is something fun to see,” she says. ‘What attracted us to collecting was the history of the periods we collect. Everything has a special provenance and memory for us. Our collections are all over our home on furniture, floors, shelves, closets, and drawers.' Sherman collects ceramic women’s head vases, vintage hats, purses, gloves and Bakelite broaches, crafted from a plastic that’s no longer manufactured. The man of the house collects toy soldiers. He also hunts for radios from the 1940s made of Bakelite. Together, they collect tin vintage toys with movable parts from the 1920s to the 1940s. At 71, Sherman is forever active, whether collecting, gardening, attending classes or volunteering in the community. In October, she co-chaired two fundraising events at Neiman Marcus held just a few days apart: St. Louis Press Club’s Beauty Buzz, to benefit media scholarships for local journalism students, and More Than a Fashion Show, to benefit the Midwest Children’s Burn Camp, where she serves as board vice president. 'When I visited the burn camp, I saw children jumping into the watering hole who won’t go to a public pool because of their scars from their burns,' Sherman says. 'We have found it is easier to heal the scars on the outside than on the inside. I find the strength and spirit of the campers inspirational. They are a gift to my life.'" You can read the profile in its entirety here