Hamilton community leader dead at age 50

YWCA Hamilton Executive Director Sherrie Bluester died Monday, Dec. 26. She was 50 years old. STAFF FILE/2016

Combined ShapeCaption
YWCA Hamilton Executive Director Sherrie Bluester died Monday, Dec. 26. She was 50 years old. STAFF FILE/2016

YWCA Hamilton Executive Director Sherrie Bluester died Monday, according to officials from the organization. She was 50 years old.

“The YWCA Hamilton Board of Directors is saddened to announce the death of Sherrie Bluester, executive director. She passed on Monday, December 26, 2016,” a statement from the YWCA’s board said.

No cause of death was announced, but officials called Bluester’s death “unexpected.”

Bluester led the YWCA for more than six years. She took on her position in 2010 following the retirement of Sibyl Miller.

“We are all in shock at Sherrie’s sudden passing,” Liz Hayden, board president, said in the statement. “Her leadership will be sorely missed in the community.”

Details regarding a funeral service will be announced as they are finalized, according to the YWCA. The organization did not say who will be assuming Bluester’s responsibilities.

The YWCA Hamilton serves all of Butler County and operates a domestic violence shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline and provides housing assistance for women in need due to homelessness, mental illness or addiction issues.

NEW: Download the free Journal-News app to get the latest local breaking news

About the Author