Obituary of Sherry Ann Southard
Smethport - Sherry Ann Southard, 76, of Rixford, passed away Thursday (October 26, 2023) at UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh.
She was born December 12, 1946 in Olean, NY, the daughter of Victor and Ilene (Smith) Myers. On May 1, 1965, in Eldred, PA, she married Robert L. Southard, who died in 2006.
Sherry was a graduate of Otto Eldred High School and worked for Case Cutlery of Bradford.
She was a member of the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, the Eldred Senior Center, and the 700 Club. Over the years, Sherry taught Sunday School in both Eldred and Smethport. She loved her students and the impact she was able to leave on them.
She is survived by:
One daughter: Michelle A. Cheatle of Emporium
One son: Mark C. Southard of Eldred
Grandchildren: Taylor, Joshua, Shae and Jessica Southard
Five great grandchildren
Four sisters: Lorna J. James of North Carolina, Sandra L. O’Brien of Portville, NY, Rhonda S. Abbey of Williamsport, PA and Donna L. Foster of North Carolina
One brother: David V. Myers of Missouri
And several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, Sherry was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Katrina Holden, and one sister, Ruby I. Myers
Visitation for Sherry will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, from 6-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 11AM in the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Water St., Smethport. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Smethport Christian & Missionary Alliance Church or the American Cancer Society (cancer.org). Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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