Sheree Lynn Whittemore

November 28, 1959 ~ May 2, 2023

Sheree Lynn Whittemore, age 63, of Caledonia, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Jane Martin. She will be lovingly remembered by her partner and husband of 20 years, Terry; son, Kyle Martin; step-children, Jason and Kathy Whittemore, Brianne Perez, Tyler Whittemore; grandchildren, Alex, Sophia, Mya, Lincoln, Ava, Tessa, Cameron; sisters, Tina and Dan Spaans, Robin Martin; nieces and nephews, Jordan and Lisa Spaans, Megan Spaans, Kevin Spaans; great nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. Sheree was a passionate collector of the Barbie brand. She traveled the country planning and supporting Barbie conventions and was extremely knowledgeable about all things Barbie. Sheree loved her family and was happiest when she was with them. She considered the Barbie community to be part of her family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6 at 1pm at MKD Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave, Wyoming, with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday, May 6, from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral chapel.

Saturday, May 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm

MKD - Wyoming Division Ave.
3131 S. Division Ave.
Wyoming, MI 49548

Phone: (616) 243-0176

Funeral Service
Saturday, May 6

MKD - Wyoming Division Ave.
3131 S. Division Ave.
Wyoming, MI 49548

Phone: (616) 243-0176

Leave Your Tribute Message

June 02, 2023 11:30pm
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Sheree. I just saw her at GAW in a April. She will be missed in the Barbie community. My condolences to her family at this difficult time.

- Sharon Heidel

May 24, 2023 1:58pm
So sorry to hear. Condolences to the family.

- Danette Cruz

May 12, 2023 11:45pm
My condolences and deepest sympathy to Sheree's family and friends. I will truly miss seeing her at all the various Barbie-related events and get-togethers. My last time spent with Sheree was at the Grant a Wish convention this year where we chatted about Barbie and all things friends talk about. I loved the acrylic display creations she often did for the conventions and I was lucky to purchase one from her this year. I am so happy that I got to spend some positive moments with Sheree over the years. God Bless.

- Julia Bush

May 10, 2023 4:07pm
My fave woman on internet. We conversed for hours. Will miss our naughty giggles in the night.

- Sarah Eversole

May 10, 2023 3:25pm
Dear Sheree, what a blessing to be able meeting you again at Gaw just few days ago. You were joyful and serene as usual. Your smiling face will be always with me in my memories. You were such a super positive and supportive person and this e light our doll community so much. Thank you for your kindness and your creativity and talent. You will be missed. May God welcome you in your new journey. Love Yours Mario and Gianni

- Mario and Gianni

May 09, 2023 4:26pm
Sheree, we will all miss you dearly. Thank you for everything.

- Linda

May 09, 2023 1:20pm
Sheree, you will be terribly missed. Your vast knowledge and thoughtful comments and observations, your ability to respond to bad behavior with thoughtfulness and empathy diffusing even the most tense of situations, and above all your kindness towards other- the world is a darker place without you and you will be dearly missed.

- Sarah Eversole

May 08, 2023 9:23pm
Dear Sheree, my partner in crime as a member moderator on the Barbie Bulletin Board. I am still at a loss for words. I hope you know how much you mean to all of us on the boards. We will miss you so very much. Thank you for all your hard work. Rest well, my friend. To your dear husband and family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May Sheree’s memory provide you comfort.

- Veronica Ball

May 06, 2023 9:03pm
Dear Sheree, I will miss seeing you at Barbie Con & on the Barbie Signature boards. Thank you for your years of friendship. I will always remember the 2008 Barbie Con in Kansas City & your lovely offer of assistance. Know that you will be missed. My deepest sympathies to your family.

- Judy Rae Jackson

May 06, 2023 9:03pm
Dear Martin-Whitemore family - I am posting here to invite you to the Barbie Signature Forum to see all of the 94 tributes made by its members. Please visit the site. If I can help you make access, kindly reach out to me and I will send you screenshots or perhaps you can log in on your end. At your convenience. Regards at this difficult time. (BarbieZania on the forum.)

- Carolynn R Whitford

May 06, 2023 8:26pm
Sheree, I'm a long time member of the Barbie community and I will miss you. In our fanbase, which can be A LOT, you were a calming presence, were kind and patient with what can only be described as a "nut house". I wish I had met you at the couple of conventions I attended. May you Rest In Peace.

- Rhonda Long

May 06, 2023 4:57am
For many years we shared together in the Barbie club. You were always very cheerful, passionate and kind. You always helped us. In addition to our hobby, you told us anecdotes about your grandchildren, how they liked to see your collection and how much your husband supported you. We will always remember you. I ask the Lord to give strength to your family and comfort them. Rest in peace.

- Nelly Nolazco

May 05, 2023 7:53pm
Sheree, you were such a crucial aspect of the doll world. It was so comforting to see you pic on recent threads and your thoughts on new releases. I looked through your OOAK doll collection with such aspiration and joy. You made our world a better place with your presence. I, and so many other collectors who are younger or newer to this world learned so much from you and your wisdom and joy of this hobby. We all will miss you. You did so much work and effort constantly for our community, and expected nothing in return. That is the definition of a person who is good. By making our community a positive place, you made the world a better place. Thank you. I hope you knew how much our forum family loved, appreciated, and admired you. My condolences to your family.

- Cez Smith

May 05, 2023 4:28pm
Sheree, your Barbie family will miss you. Our last conversation was at Grant A Wish just a couple of weeks ago, hanging out at the back of ballroom while the live auction was going on. I forget how we got on the topic, but we started talking about careers and following your dreams, even if they were different to what your parents might have thought for you. You shared your thoughts as a mother, how you have to let your kids be who they are, not what you want them to be. I didn't know of course that our casual but deep conversation would be our last, but I'm glad I went to GAW this year and we got to have that. Condolences to all of your family and friends that loved you and will remember you. <3

- Carlyle Nuera

May 05, 2023 3:41pm
Sheree, I honestly can say you would always make me smile with your posts online. You are a great inspiration to many of us that collect with so much knowledge you had and not to mention your kindness. YOU ARE A LIGHT TO MANY PEOPLE AND YOUR LIGHT WILL ALWAYS SHINE BRIGHT, FOREVER!! RIP Friend.

- Lupita Rojas

May 05, 2023 2:51pm
Oh Sheree, I have so many fond memories with you and Susan. You were so very kind and caring to us first timers and alway loved helping and guiding everyone on the Barbie forum. And I so looked forward to volunteering with you in the raffle room. You were a light in the world and will be missed so much! Rest in peace my friend. Send many hugs and warm healing thoughts to your many friends and family.

- Olivia Collier

May 05, 2023 10:27am
Sheree I never saw you without a smile on your face. Your talent and generosity was abundant. You will be missed by so many people. Hugs and prayers for all your family and friends.

- Deborah J Gallo

May 05, 2023 9:47am
Oh Sheree, I am shocked that you are no longer with us. You had a significant impact on my life despite the fact that we never met. I will miss your encouragement, your support, your guidance, your reprimands lol, and your generosity. You gave so much to us on the Mattel forums. You gave me advice on going to conventions and helped me navigate the sometimes difficult situations on the Barbie threads. You offered guidance to me when I was down and likely to act up on-line. My prayers go out to your family who must be devastated by your loss. Also to your friends who will miss you so much. As a member of the Barbie forum, I will miss you every time I sign on...

- Darla Decker

May 04, 2023 6:00pm
Very sorry to hear another member of our little Barbie World/Family has passed on. Deepest condolences to her family, friends, and Barbie folks who knew her. I just saw her in Livonia, Michigan at Grant A Wish. Rest in Peace.

- DiAnn Richardson

May 04, 2023 4:56pm
We “met” so many years ago on the Mattel Barbie Boards, and Sheree was always an immense source of information and generosity. When we finally met in person it was with open arms and a big smile. “If anyone needs anything, just let me know” is always something she said, and she meant it! I will miss my friend terribly and our “10 minute breaks” during Convention. To Sheree, your presence is sorely missed. To Terry, Love, Light and Strength to you and your Family.

- Tae Spears

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