Sheryl (Ring) Waisanen

1928 – 2009

AUBURN – Sheryl (Ring) Waisanen, of West Paris, a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Lewiston on Nov. 21, 1928, and was the daughter of John and Norine Ring of West Paris. She graduated from West Paris High School and lived in West Paris her entire life, until she entered Rumford Community Home, and then Ledgeview Living Center, for the past several years.

She worked as a CNA for 19 years at Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris, and she was a member of the West Paris Universalist Church.

She loved cooking and baking, including her famous peanut butter fudge. If she was not sitting in her rocking chair and listening to music or the scanner, she was probably baking something for her family or friends. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and camping, and she opened her home to a number of foster children.

She was a true friend, loved people and was always smiling. She was definitely “the life of the party” everywhere she went.

She married Henry, from Greenwood, on May 22, 1949. Henry was definitely the “love of her life” and they loved to do things together, especially dancing, just about every weekend. Throughout most of their married life they lived in the home that Henry built on High Street.

Survivors include her daughters, Norine Stone of West Paris, Starr Waisanen and partner, Connie Bergen, of Kennebunk and Tammie Rogers and her husband, David, of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Ethan, 16, Heidi, 10, and Roy, 8, of Greenville, S.C.; a brother, Durward Ring and his wife, Maud, of Concord, N.H.; nieces; nephews; cousins; brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Henry; her twin sister, Beryl Waisanen; a sisiter,Valerlee Andrews; and a brother, John Ring.


The family offers many thanks to doctors, nurses and others who helped Sheryl along the way, and to the Rumford Community Home, Ledgeview Living Center and Hospice House for their excellent and compassionate care, and special thanks to Dr. Eshelman, her doctor for many years.

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