McClendon-Winters

FUNERAL HOME

"The Choice of More Okmulgee Area Families"

Sherry Gayle Wise, 43, passed away October 6, 2007 at her home after a battle with breast cancer. Sherry was born March 20, 1964 in Enid, Oklahoma. She earned a BS and MS degrees in education and early childhood education from Central State University in 1986 and 1992. She proudly taught Kindergarten and 2nd graders for the past 9 years at Beggs Elementary School. Sherry is survived by her husband, Jim, children Brayden, Maddy, Will and Grant of her home in Okmulgee, her parents Jerry and Myrna Fielder, brother and wife, Steve and Kirsten Fielder, brother Greg, mother-in-law Ann Eldridge and sister-in-law and husband, Melanie and Bane Bigbie. Breast cancer took her earthly life but not her strength, courage and belief in God. She fought this battle with style, class and dignity and showed a kind of inner strength to which we can only aspire. Sherry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okmulgee and helped lead worship as a member of the church’s praise team. With this illness, she continued to touch the lives of many people with her special testimony and song. Her singing and the way she lived her life were a testimony to her belief in God and desire to lead others to Christ. Sherry loved her many friends, family and especially her children. Visitation will be Sunday from 12pm to 8 pm and Monday from 12pm to 8pm, with family visitation from 6pm to 8pm. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 9th at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee. The family is requesting that donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure: 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste 250, Dallas TX 75244 and/or the Beggs Elementary School Library Fund 1201 West 9th Street, Beggs OK 74421, in memory of Sherry. Condolences can be made at mcclendon-winters.com. Arrangements are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.