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Sherry Christina Schmidt

January 29, 2021

Obituary

Sherry Christina Schmidt , Age 42, of Gary, In, passed away on Friday, January 29th 2021. Sherry C. Schmidt is survived by her loving mother, Myrtha Smith and step father, Wade Bell of Gary, IN. She is also survived by her 3 beautiful daughters, Emily, Mackenzie and Morgan as well as her 4 handsome sons, Thomas and Logan. Sherry also has a beautiful granddaughter Ivie. Sherry is survived by her five siblings, Melissa Smith (John Gist) of Gary, IN; Tara Smith of Hammond, IN; Tommy Smith of Edwardsville, MI; Eric Smith of Hobart, IN; and Aaron Smith of Denver, CO. She is an aunt to many nieces, Marissa and Madison Gist of Gary, IN; Bethany Smith of Valparaiso, IN; Emma and Aubrey Smith of Rensselaer, IN; and Harper Smith of Edwardsville, MI. Also survived are many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sherry C. Schmidt is preceded in death by her father Tommy Dean Smith, maternal grandmother Sherry Schmidt-Hill and paternal grandfather Charles Smith. 

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN 46322, on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm, a service will begin at 12:00 pm.

Sherry was a blue eyed jokester and artist who loved the warm and vibrant Florida beaches. She was very book smart and could solve complex mathematical equations in her head. Her most precious gifts in life were her children, she taught and encouraged them to love and be there for one another. Visiting with her granddaughter Ivie was something that she always looked forward to and was something that always brought a glow to her face. Sherry always loved spending time with family and friends and could ramble on and on for hours about funny jokes and stories. 

Sherry loved going fishing, so her and her three younger brothers would go every chance that they had! Sherry had two lifelong best friends (her sisters) that she loved and cared for dearly, Melissa and Tara (Kydd, as Sherry called her). Sherry loved and appreciated her parents, Myrtha and Wade very much and always loved reminiscing with them any chance that she could. Sherry and her family shared many stories and memories together, from crazy to sad and some special moments that will forever be held in their hearts.  

Serenity Prayer Loved By, 

Sherry C. Schmidt 

God grant me the serenity to 

accept the things I cannot change, 

The courage to change the things I can, 

and the wisdom to know the difference.

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