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Obituary of Sherry L. Smith


October 4, 1946 — November 5, 2023
Pitcher, NY
Sherry L. (Rutan) Smith, 77, of Pitcher, NY, passed away peacefully at her brother’s home in Willet, NY, on Sunday, November 5, 2023, while under the care of hospice.

Sherry was born on October 4, 1946, the daughter of the late Ronald Charles and Clara Mae Holtmart Rutan. In her earlier years, she had been employed by Buckbee-Mears and Pall Trinity.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald Smith; and her brothers, Larry (Darla) Rutan and Raymond (Terri) Rutan, all of Willet. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Rutan.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Rural Cemetery. There will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. The family would like to thank Hospice of Chenango County for all their care and kindly requests that expressions of sympathy in memory of Sherry may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 33-39 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.


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