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Sheryl Williams

August 16, 1963 - April 14, 2020

Sheryl Williams, 56, of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.

Sheryl was born August 16, 1963, in Smithville, MO. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Sharon (Yates) Williams. She married Cathy Ward on February 4, 2012 in Des Moines, IA.

Sheryl was always a rock. She faced any adversity with a determination that she could work through it. Sheryl had an amazing capacity for patience. No matter how sick she was, she never complained. She was the most loyal friend you could ever have. Cathy’s favorite memory with Sheryl would be their trip to Iowa to be married. They were both excited to be legally married. Sheryl was smart and could carry on conversations about almost anything. She could also have the warmest heart to heart talks.

Sheryl graduated from the University of Missouri with a MS in Library Science. She spent her career with Mid-Continent Public Library. She was nominated to attend the Doniphan Leadership Program at William Jewell, where she earned the title of Doniphan Scholar. Sheryl read voraciously and participated in local parades as a member of the Book Cart Drill Club. She was a proud Anglophile and loved to visit Britain. She loved the color blue in all things, tulips, schnauzers, and wolves. Sheryl was an avid Chiefs fan and especially loved Patrick Mahomes. She was blessed to see the Chiefs win the Super Bowl before she passed.

Sheryl was always willing to help others and loved to laugh. She participated in clinical trials for the new breast cancer treatment and donated tissue for research. She taught Cathy how to make a great marriage. She stood by her wife’s side through good and bad times.

She was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Williams and nephew Christopher Williams.

Survivors include her wife Cathy Ward, mother Sharon (Yates) Williams, brother Lawrence Williams, and niece Samantha Williams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to METAvivor

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