In Loving Memory

April 13, 1924 – February 7, 2017


Mobile, AL

Joann Thornbury Wherry, 92, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Joann graduated from University of Alabama and Birmingham Southern with a degree in education and was a part of the Kappa, Kappa, Gamma sorority. She taught first grade in Greenwich, CT and she loved spending her free time solving cross word puzzles, doing needlepoint, knitting beautiful afghans and anything to do with fashion and most importantly she loved wearing her bright red lipstick. Joann really loved playing bridge, in fact, she and her husband were duplicate bridge prize winners. She always loved throwing parties and her best were her Kentucky Derby parties.

Joann is preceded in death by her husbands, Joel Sherer and Jack Wherry; brother, Donald Davis Thornbury.

She is survived by her two daughters, Anne (Eli) Whitney of Redding, CT and Jean (Paulina Conrad) Pippin of Mobile, AL; son, M. Joel Sherer of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; special friends, Amy, Pam and many other relatives and friends.

The family will celebrate Joann’s life with a private memorial service. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.