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Sherry (Pickard) Bennett, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Medicalodge in Columbus, Kan., following a lengthy illness.
Sherry was born January 31, 1937, in Joplin, and had lived in Joplin most of her life. She was employed as a Surgical Technician with St. John's Regional Medical Center for approximately 10 years, retiring in 1995. Sherry was a member of the Villa Heights Christian Church.
Sherry married Tommy Bennett October 4, 1988, in Miami, Okla., and he survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Jimmy Gailey and wife, Sue, Benton, Ark.; five daughters, Pamela Belmonte and husband, Bob, Grand Rapids, Mich., Jayleen Sweet and husband, Ron, Joplin, Rachel Murray and husband, Jimmy, Carl Junction, Mo., Rebecca Sandberg and husband, David, Pittsburg, Kan., and Kelly Walters and husband, Dr. Brad, Corrales, N.M.; one brother, Russell W. Pickard, Joplin; two sisters, Lorraine Billingsley and husbandm Jim, Independence, Mo., and Carolyn Estes, Sunrise Beach, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Kay Gailey, and a brother, Bobby Simms.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Villa Heights Christian Church with Truman Brady, Minister, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary.
Published on March 28, 2017
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