Sherrie L. Craven
Date of Birth
Date of Passing
A CELEBRATION OF SHERRIE’S LIFE
WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2023
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM AT THE AMBIANCE, 5225 KOCH’S LANE
PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE STORIES AND MEMORIES TO SHARE!!!
Sherrie L. Craven, age 66, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 in Columbia, MO. She was born on January 6, 1957 in Quincy the daughter of R. Keith and Doris (Fletcher) Jones.
Sherrie and Chris were high school sweethearts who were married on September 18,1976 at St Peter Church. Very soon they were blessed with 6 beautiful children who Sherrie loved and supported in so many ways.
Sherrie was a huge supporter of the children, between room mother, CYO rep for St Peter School, the uniform lady in charge of all grades uniforms, and her significant role as one of the Queen of pretzels for the 8th grade fundraiser for the Washington DC trip, she was involved in so many activities the kids were part of.
This led Sherrie, a former Pom girl herself, to begin her historical run as the QND Pom coach from 1993-2006. Sherrie led the program to their first State Championship title, and then repeated this five more times. One of her most special memories was taking her team to nationals in Florida. There is no doubt that her love for the warm climate was a motivating force- that, coupled with her talent in coaching, led them to these trips as they went there on several occasions.
As families grow, so does our focus, and Sherrie’s soon shifted as she became a Grandma—11 times over! Always keeping busy through gardening, card games, many, many sleepovers, and puzzles- she did this side by side with each of her grandchildren, forming special bonds and creating lasting memories for them to cherish forever. Many of these memories were made at Sherrie’s “happy place”- the Lake of the Ozarks. It was here that Sherrie and Chris created a home away from home that was always centered around family time, as they filled the walls with the laughter and smiles of their children and grandchildren.
Sherrie and Chris were the first to volunteer to bring over the side dishes to one of the kids house and enjoy dinners with them. They also went on numerous special trips creating even more memories—whether it be in Florida or Colorado, or wherever.
Grandma/Gma will be missed for sure, but the memories we all have will never go away. We will cherish the fun times we all had together and can’t wait to join her for even more!
In addition to her husband, Sherrie is also survived by:
Her mom: Doris Jones of Quincy
Their children: Rick Craven (Beth Mackenzie) of Quincy; Niki Winking (Darren) of Quincy; Rob Craven of Austin, TX; Natalie Genenbacher (Kraig) of Quincy; Reggie Craven (Michelle) of Quincy and Rodney Craven (Kristin Steinkamp) of Chicago.
Their grandchildren: Kenzie and Konnor Craven; Mason, Morgan and Madison Winking; Taylor, Collin, Caleb and Corbin Genenbacher; and Carson and Calvin Craven.
Her siblings: Bill Jones (Greta); Cindy Angell; and Susie Peters (Mike)
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Sherrie was preceded in death by her father, a brother Gary Jones along with his wife Cindy and a brother-in-law: Buddy Angell.
A Private Catholic Mass was held. A Celebration of Sherrie’s life will take place on Sunday, October 15th, 2023 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at The Ambiance, 5225 Kochs Lane. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE STORIES AND MEMORIES TO SHARE. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame Pom Pon Squad (Please see the QND link on our website’s links tab) or to the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.