Sharron “ Cheri” Lois Smith, age 78, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Cheri was born December 30, 1937 in Louisville, (pronounced Louuuuville) Kentucky, the daughter of Walter Lloyd & Mary Lucille (O’Brien) Zoeller. She was the wife, secretary and associate of Richard G. Smith Law offices and Wichita County Attorney in Leoti in the late 1970’s and 80’s.
On October 30, 2016 she fell and broke her hip. When they say that’s The End, they mean it. Cheri was active, feisty, ornery, social and a real fighter, but once she realized she would never walk again, she gave up on life. Her last words were “I love you Honey”.
On February 25, 1977, she married Richard Smith at Clayton, New Mexico. Richard passed away on March 22, 1987 in Leoti, Kansas.
Cheri’s surviving family includes
Terri Matta- Phoenix, Arizona
Toni and Terry Toman- Phoenix, Arizona
Brandy Barker- Spokane, Washington
Nikki Gessner- Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Cody Smith- Phoenix, Arizona
Misty Matta- Seattle, Washington
Three great grandchildren
Ethan Barker- Spokane, Washington
Conner Barker - Spokane, Washington
Joey Gessner- Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Walter & Marylou Zoeller- Louisville, Kentucky
Susan Timberlake- Louisville, Kentucky
Steven Zoeller- Louisville, Kentucky
Cheri’s ashes will be interred next to her husband, Richard, in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas at a later date.
We, the family, know Cheri is in Heaven, livin it up, smoking a cigarette and drinkin a cocktail. Cheers! We love you Mom.