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Sherrie Kay Christian

September 3, 1941 — October 4, 2017

Sherrie Kay Christian, 76, of Rossville, passed away on October 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in Salina, Kansas on September 3, 1941 the daughter of Kenneth L. and Dorothy Louise (Crane) Goodman.  She attended State Street Grade School, Holliday Junior High and was a 1959 graduate of Topeka High School.

Sherrie worked the switchboard for Armco Steel, Fleming Foods and Payless Shoe Source.  She was a school bus driver for 13 years for USD #321, and had most recently worked as the office manager for Minuteman Press in Lawrence, Ks.

She was a member of Rossville Christian Church where she served as a trustee on the board for over 20 years, and was a volunteer for the vacation bible school, Sunday school teacher, Bible Study Leader, and served funeral luncheons.  She was a faithful servant of her church and her faith was very important to her.

Sherrie was also a member of A.B.W.A. Sunflower Chapter, the Quilting Club in Texas and “The String” Quilting Club.  She was an organizer of get-togethers with her junior high classmates.  Sherrie was instrumental in starting and supporting the Cancer Support Group at St. Francis Hospital.  Sherrie was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed quilting, golfing, traveling, cruising, cooking, canning, and was an excellent seamstress.  Sherrie and Roger were big supporters of any events which involved their children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews.  She and her husband spent winters in Alamo, Texas where they resided at the Trophy Gardens RV Resort.

She married Roger Christian in Oklahoma on January 2, 1961, he survives her.  She is also survived by two sons, Ty (Teri) Christian of Topeka, and Tad (Janine) Christian of Atlanta, GA., two sons-in-law, Bobby Sapp (Melodie Malone) of Topeka and Landree Snyder (Cindy) of Arvada, Colorado, six grandchildren, Keri Christian, Derek (Abigail) Christian, Brittany Sapp (Dan Elder),  Austin Snyder, Samantha Christian, Alexandria Christian, two great grandsons, Brody and Beau, and her siblings, Dee Bisel of Lawrence, Duane Smelser of Montrose, CO, Jeanette (Howard) Binkley of Littleton, CO, Dan (Sandy) Goodman of Mustang, OK, and several favorite nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Jean Goodman and Lyle and Dorothy Louise Smelser, and a brother, Steve Smelser.

Sherrie will lie at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Monday after 2:00 p.m. where her family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Rossville Christian Church, 411 Spruce Street, Rossville, Kansas.  Interment will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Rossville Christian Church, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas  66603.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 9, 2017

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)


800 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Rossville Christian Church

411 Spruce St, Rossville, KS 66533

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Rossville Cemetery

, Rossville, KS 66533

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