Sherryl was the fifth child of Dean and Ermaline. She attended school at Cabool from kindergarten through graduation with the Class of 1974. It was during her sophomore year that she moved in with “Momma” June and “Pop” Loyd Taff. Sherryl became part of their family and developed a lifelong relationship that she treasured.
Sherryl shined while working in radio and advertising. After she graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor of Science degree, she worked for the Missouri Division of Youth for 9 years in Mtn. Grove. She transferred to Family Services after that. All of her years were spent helping others.
Sherryl loved to sing and was happiest when she was singing praises to her Lord. She was kindhearted, loving, considerate and loved with all she had. She had a big heart, beautiful voice and infectious spirit. She loved her church family and found great joy in singing there. She uplifted many hearts when she sang.
Sherry Kay also had a deep affection for animals. She adored her cat, Simba and grand dog, Simple. She always had her door open for any stray animal that needed a home or simply to be fed.
Sherryl will be greatly missed by those of us who loved her, adored her and at times, were undeniably inspired by her.
Sherryl was preceded in death by husband, John M. White; father, Lincoln Dean Reese; mother, Ermaline (Holder) Reese and sister, Susie Reese. She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Dawn White and the Taff Family, June, Lloyd, Sherry and Jay; her sisters, Mikie Lynn Reese of Springfield and Patricia Lee Burgess; brother, Ronnie Reese as well as nephew, Aaron Beddell and niece, Amy Jo Beddell.
A Memorial Service was held on April 30, 2015 at the Cabool Christian Church with Jeff Randleman and Bob Martin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com. Contributions in her name can be made to the Christian Church or the Alumni Park.