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Sherry Lee Ann Wrench-Williams

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The angels heard her voice and God called her name. Sherry Lee Ann Wrench-Williams, age 60, resident of Kansas City, Kan., died peacefully on Monday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer in her home with loved ones by her side.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1952, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of James Wrench and Christine Vann.

Preceding her in death was her father, grandparents, one sister Carol Lee Teamer, and one brother Earl Dean Wrench.

Survivors who cherish her memories are her mother Christine L. Wrench-Anthony, of the home, brothers Morris Wrench (Sandy) of Fort Scott, Edmond L. Wrench of the home, Mr. Kim R. Wrench (Kevin) of Kansas City, Mo., one sister Winnie J. Ayers, Kansas City, Kan., and a host of nieces, nephews and many loving family members and friends.

Sherry married Harold Williams and though the union was later dissolved, their friendship remained, and his love and compassion shown toward her through her illness was something that gave her much comfort. Sherry was baptized at an early age in the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Methodist Church of Fort Scott. She attended school in Fort Scott through her junior year of high school, completing high school after her family moved to Lawrence, Kan., becoming a 1970 graduate of Lawrence High. She attended the University of Kansas where she earned her bachelor of science degree in education; later continuing her education, receiving her master of science degree in education from the University of Kansas.

While attending KU, she became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and many other organizations. She was a loyal KU sports fan and loved her Jayhawks.

Sherry started her career in education teaching elementary in Kansas City, Kan., School District. Later, she relocated to Dallas, Texas. She taught in the Texas School District; later becoming an administrator. She retired from her educational career and moved back to Kansas City, Kan., where she could be near her family after her health started to fail. While in the field of education, Sherry was recognized with many awards for her achievements throughout her career. She was loved by her students and faculty members wherever she taught. She loved children and they loved her. She was a role model for many throughout her life. She also loved to read books, watch movies, listen to music and travel. She took great pride in how she wanted to look. Her grace, style and beauty, both inward and outward, will always remain with us.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Rev. Laurice Valentine will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until service time at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.