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Sherrie Kay Goodman Christian

Female 1941 - 2017  (76 years)

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  • Name Sherrie Kay Goodman Christian 
    Born 3 Sep 1941  Salina, Saline County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Oct 2017  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7162  Rossville
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 

    Father Kenneth L Goodman 
    Mother Dorothy Louise Crane Goodman Smelser,   b. 31 Mar 1921, Langley, Ellsworth County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 2015  (Age 94 years) 
    Family ID F7412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family R. Roger Christian 
    Married 2 Jan 1961  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Ty Christian
     2. Tad Christian
    Last Modified 3 May 2018 15:03:47 
    Family ID F1095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1941 - Salina, Saline County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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    Birthday- Christian, Sherrie
    Birthday- Christian, Sherrie
    Sherrie Christian celebrated her 39th birthday September 3, and her husband, Roger, announced it to all of Rossville by placing a banner across the front porch of their home. This is an annual "rite" in the Christian household.
    Obituary- Christian, Sherrie
    Obituary- Christian, Sherrie
    Sherrie Kay (Smelser) Christian
    Sherrie Kay Christian, 76, of Rossville, passed away on October 4,2017 at St Francis Hospital surrounded by her family.

    She was born in Salina, Kansas on September 3,1941, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Dorothy Louise (Crane) Goodman. She attended State Street Grade School, Holliday Junior High and was a 1959 graduate of Topeka High School.

    Sherrie worked the switchboard for Armco Steel, Fleming Foods and Payless Shoe Source. She was a school bus driver for 13 years for USD #321, and had most recently worked as the office manager for Minuteman Press in Lawrence, Ks.

    She was a member of Rossville Christian Church where she served as a trustee on the board for over 20 years, and was a volunteer for the vacation bible school, Sunday school teacher, Bible Study Leader, and served funeral luncheons. She was a faithful servant of her church and her faith was very important to her.

    Sherrie was also a member of A.B.W.A. Sunflower Chapter, the Quilting Club in Texas and “The String” Quilting Club. She was an organizer of get-togethers with her junior high classmates. Sherrie was instrumental in starting and supporting the Cancer Support Group at St. Francis Hospital. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

    She enjoyed quilting, golfing, traveling, cruising, cooking, canning, and was an excellent seamstress. Sherrie and Roger were big supporters of any events which involved their children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews. She and her husband spent winters in Alamo, Texas where they resided at the Trophy Gardens RV Resort.

    Sherrie married Roger Christian in Oklahoma on January 2, 1961. She is survived by her husband, Roger of the home, two sons, Ty (Teri) Christian of Topeka, and Tad (Janine) Christian of Atlanta, GA., two sons-in-law Bobby Sapp (Melodie Malone) of Topeka and Landree (Cindy) Snyder of Arvada, Colorado, six grandchildren, Keri Christian, Derek (Abigail) Christian, Brittany Sapp (Dan Elder), Austin Snyder, Samantha Christian, Alexandria Christian, two great grandsons, Brody and Beau, and her siblings, Dee Bisel of Lawrence, Duane Smelser of Montrose, CO, Jeanette (Howard) Binkley of Littleton, CO, Dan (Sandy) Goodman of Mustang, OK, and several favorite nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Jean Goodman and Lyle and Dorothy Louise Smelser, and a brother, Steve Smelser.

    Sherrie will lie at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Monday after 2:00 p.m. where her family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.

    Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Rossville Christian Church, 411 Spruce Street, Rossville, Kansas. Interment will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Rossville Christian Church, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.

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