Sherleen Kyle Rew
First United Methodist Church of Opelika will host a time for friends, former colleagues, coworkers and students to visit with Coach Jim Rew on Wednesday, August 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The gathering will be in the Fellowship Hall at the church, located at 702 Avenue A in downtown Opelika.
On July 12, Jim lost his beloved wife, Sherleen, and Daniel and William lost their mother and greatest supporter. Sherleen Kyle Rew, 59, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Opelika, was a founding member of the Alabama Autism Society and was named Georgia Caretaker of the Year. She retired after a 40-year career with Kroger, most of those years spent at the Opelika store. Sherleen was preceded in death by a son, Micah, her father, Lewis Kyle and brothers, Terry and Lonnie Kyle. She is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, William and Daniel and her mother, Eula Kyle, all of Sharpsburg; sister, Lorelei Walden, brother, Waylon Kyle (Freda) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.