Gazette News Report
XENIA – After 30 in public service, Xenia Municipal Court Deputy Clerk Sheryl Wakefield retired Monday.
Hired by the late Judge Susan Goldie, Wakefield served as deputy clerk since January 1999.
During her career at the court, she had a variety of assignments that included serving the civil division, entering tickets, and most recently, providing front-line customer service for those conducting business with the court. Her pleasant attitude and demeanor helped soothe those who were arriving at court.
“Coming to court typically is not a pleasant experience and people often are very anxious when they get off the elevator,” Xenia Municipal Court Judge Michael J. Murry said, “We have been fortunate to have Sheryl as one of the first court personnel that people see. Her pleasant, calm personality really helped put court visitors at ease. We will miss Sheryl and wish her the best as she transitions to her next phase of life.”
Wakefield is a graduate of Xenia High School and a life-long Xenia resident. Before coming to Xenia Municipal Court, she served more than 13 years with Greene County in the Child Support Division and also served six years for human services, where she assisted clients seeking employment.
“Sheryl has been wonderful to work with,” Pete Creamer, Xenia Municipal Clerk of Courts said. “Her concern for her fellow employees and for this community are admirable. I wish her the very best in this new venture of life.”
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.