June 12, 2008

(9/25/1949 - 6/4/2008)

Sherry Ann Gore-Simpson, 58, of Kirksville, Missouri died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. She was born September 25, 1949 at Denison, Iowa to Harold Dale and Beverly Jean Habenicht Gore.

Sherry was disabled and was one of the first students to attend Special Education Class when originated in Florida. She also attended special schools in Iowa.

Sherry has been a very active person; always ready to play games with her nieces and nephews. She loved the outdoors and playing with puppies. She always enjoyed her family. She was truly, one of God's special people.

When her health failed she was a resident in several care centers.

Her last home was the Twin Pines Adult Care Center at Kirksville, Missouri. When able, she attended the Assembly of God Church and later the Baptist Church.

She is survived by her parents of Memphis and two sisters; Tanya Helene Chowning and husband, James, of Baring, Missouri and Marcia Kay Ostrom and husband, David, of Omaha, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and two brothers: Robert Lee Gore and Randy Scott Gore.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the Memphis Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Music was provided by Cynthia Brown and Todd Terry. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri. Casket bearers were Matt Gore, Ben Gore, Andy Robinson, Bill Ingalls, Rob Kerkmann, Jason Kerkmann, Brian Robinson and Roger Brown. Honorary bearers will be Dave II Ostrom, Dan Ostrom, Nathan Gore, Chad Gore and Troy Gore.

As an expression of sympathy, a memorial may be given to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to Sherry's family via mmphisfh@nemr.net.

As an expression of sympathy a memorial may be given to the family.

Memphis Funeral Home is caring for Sherry and her family.

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