With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Sherry Lynn Phillips Kramer, age 67, due to liver cancer on September 30, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
Sherry was born on November 16, 1951, in Bonham, Texas to Cecil Earl Phillips and Imogene Glover Phillips. She was the youngest of eight children. In 1975, she married the love of her life Michael F. Kramer. Rarely, if ever separated, together they sailed, built and remodeled their homes, traveled the country in their RV, and sampled many good beers. Although Sherry enjoyed the southwest, she lovingly suggested they move to Florida two years ago to be closer to grandchildren.
Sherry was a talented artist. She made incredible quilts, painted, knitted, and gardened. An avid genealogist for many years, Sherry spent countless hours researching and documenting their family trees and was a member of the Northern Arizona and Central Florida Genealogical Societies. Sherry had a meticulous eye for detail and exceptional organizational skills.
She was a wonderful mother to Michael’s daughter Michelle Smith and his son Matthew Kramer and wife Vicky Kramer.
A truly beloved grandmother and great- grandmother, Sherry has six granddaughters: Kaylea, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Jessica, Dorothea, and Aolanea. She has three great-grandchildren: Samson, Lily, and Gideon. Sherry’s granddaughters are going to miss her listening ear, loving acceptance, and the extra touches she added to the all things she made or did for them. Most importantly, they are forever grateful for the example Grandpa and she set regarding what a loving, respectful marriage is.
Sherry is survived by her beloved husband; her siblings Donald Phillips, Bobby Phillips, Ann Phillps Dillman and her husband Vern Dillman; and her beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Earl Phillips Jr., Michael Phillips, Juanita Phillips Bell, and June Phillips Mitchell and husband Leroy Mitchell; her niece D’Anna Dillman; and great-niece Miranda Kuehn.
Sherry will forever be remembered for her calm and quiet manner and non-judgmental presence. She left a lasting impression on those she loved and those who loved her.
A moment of silence in Sherry’s honor will be held on her birthday, November 16th at 1 pm EST. Please light a candle in her honor.
Donations to the American Cancer Society in Sherry’s honor are welcome and appreciated.