Sheryl “Sheri” Lynn (Chubb) Smith, 64, a lifelong resident of Pittsburg, passed away at 3:52 p.m. Sunday, January 31st, 2021 at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas from complications due to Covid-19.
Sheri was born in Pittsburg on November 7th, 1956 to Robert “Bob” G. Chubb and Alma “Bea” Beatrice (Forbes) Chubb. She attended College High until its closure in 1971, and then graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1974.
She met the love of her life, David L. Smith, at the bowling alley on Thanksgiving of 1970. They were united in marriage on September 21st, 1974 in Pittsburg. They were able to celebrate 50 years together and 46 years of marriage this last fall. He survives at the family home.
In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by one son, Garett Smith of Pittsburg; two daughters, Kimberly Hudson and her children Lucas and Arianna Hudson, of Pittsburg, and Karissa Smith-Hamblin, her husband Brad, and their children Parker and Asher Smith-Hamblin; her brother, Rob Chubb and his wife, Lori, of Grove, Oklahoma; her sister, Sandy McCabe and her husband Larry, of Grove, Oklahoma; multiple nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Sheri was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Bea Chubb.
Sheri and David took over the family business, Pittsburg Refrigeration, Inc., from 1984 until 2011 when it was purchased by CDL Electric. The business was started in 1963 by her parents Bob and Bea Chubb.
Sheri was a member of First Christian Church, of Pittsburg and Shepherd’s Chapel, of Gravette, Arkansas. She loved playing volleyball, softball and bowling until being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the early 90’s. Sheri devoted her life to her family and friends. She spent many years as leader and coach to her children’s many activities, volunteering as a Boy Scouts of America troop leader, Vacation Bible School teacher at First Christian Church, T-ball and Softball coach for the YMCA, and Cheerleader sponsor at Pittsburg High School, just to name a few. Sheri was an avid member of Azrim Temple no. 81, Daughters of the Nile, where she held many offices and was installed as the 62nd Queen on April 20th, 2008. The purpose of the Daughters of the Nile is to support the 22 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children around the world by raising money for the hospitals, and making or collecting items for the children in need. Sheri spent many years supporting the Shriners and became Mirza Temple’s First Lady in 2014 when her husband, David, was installed as Potentate. Her motto that year was “Every child needs a cheerleader.” Sheri made sure everyone in her presence knew how special they were to her and to the world around them. She never knew a stranger, and made an enormous impact on a lot of lives.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date to allow time for vaccinations to be administered and travel to resume so she can have the kind of celebration a woman of her magnitude deserves.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Mirza Temple for the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in Sheri Smith’s name. Friends may leave condolences online atwww.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS.
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