N. Sherrell Marginet, 76, of Fort Branch, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City.

Born Sept. 18, 1934 in Dugger, he was the son of George and H.Maxine (Alsman) Marginet.

Sherrell was employed with the South Gibson School Corp. for 39 years where he was principal of Haubstadt School, Owensville School and Gibson Southern High Schools. He coached seventh and eighth grade basketball at Fort Branch Jr. High School, fourth, fifth, sixth grade physical education at Fort Branch, Owensville High School basketball, track and cross country coach. He was a drivers training instructor and had the first class to go to I.U. and use the simulator. Sherrell taught at Owensville for five years where he taught senior english and grammar and the same for three years at Haubstadt. He was the principal at Haubstadt High School and elementary school. He was a principal at Gibson Southern High School for seven years and Owensville for five years; he retired in 1997.

Sherrell was an active 4-H sponsor. He was a trustee for the Lorena Reed Scholarship, a charter member of the Fort Branch Optimist Club where he was district governor, and also was also active in the Optimist Punt Pass and Kick program. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the National Cattlemen's Association, the Indiana Beef Cattlemen's Association, chairman of the Indiana Regional Government Association, a lay leader at the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church where he was a member. He was a member of the I.U. basketball team from 1953-54 and the I.U. baseball team, a member of the Murray State University basketball and baseball teams, a member of the I.U. I Mens Club and the Murray State University M Mens Club.

He received a BS degree in education from Murray State University, an MS degree in education from I.U., and Education Specialist doctorate degree in school house administration from I.U. He was appointed by Gov. Evan Bayh to the Educational Excellence Committee, president for two or three years of the Pocket Athletic Conference Coaches and Principalís Association, the Big Eight Coaches and Principalís Association, a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Hoosier Heritage Wabash River Commission. In 1951, he was a member of the Junior American Legion Baseball team. He did the summer athletic program for the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, and a member of the Indiana School of Education, He sponsored tickets for the Hadi Shrine Circus, was a member of the U.S. Army where he was a first LT. where he did three tours of active duty. He also was in the ROTC at Murray State University. He was a Gibson County Commissioner for eight years.

Sherrell is survived by his wife, Jane (Hudleson) Marginet of Fort Branch; a daughter, Sherry [Steven] Michel of Fort Branch; a son, Marty [Brittany] Marginet of Fort Branch; two grandchildren, Stacey and Stuart [Krissie] Michel; one great-grandchild, Kimber Michel; and two step great-grandchildren, Kaia and Sophie Gerts. Also surviving are two aunts, five nieces and several cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at  the Fort Branch First Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ron Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 11, 2011 at Stodghill Funeral Home on Ind. 168 West in Fort Branch, and again from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the service hour at the church.