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Sheryl Anne Howell

Sheryl Anne (Niemi) Howell, 71, formerly of Lansing, NY passed away on March 17, 2020.  She was a graduate of Lansing High School in 1966 and worked for over 34 years as an office manager at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Sherri truly lived life to its fullest through simple pleasures: visiting with friends and family, yard work and projects, cruising with her beloved husband, and being the most incredible grandmother. She loved mornings at her cottage on the lake, a good cup of coffee, and a raucous tipsy-da! Sherri touched many lives with her generosity, and she will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Patricia Niemi, she is survived by her childhood sweetheart of 53 years, David; brother Jim (Debi) Niemi; sister Susie (Terry) Tefft; daughter, Debra (Luis) Charris; son, Michael (Cyndi) Howell; two grandsons, Kevin and Cody; one granddaughter Marisa; two great grandsons, Ben and Eric; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Sherri’s name to the Lansing Lions Club, PO Box 82, Lansing, NY 14882.

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Sherry was a big part of the DeChellis family. We will miss you. Until we meet again. RIP, Sherry. Hugzzz to Dave and family.

God is much richer with Sherry on his team!

Kathleen DeChellis Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM

Was a neighbor and our kids stayed friends since school and sports. You will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.

Sandie Illing Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to the family for your loss. She was one who could always make you laugh, she will be missed.
Jeff & Linda Confer

Jeff & Linda Confer Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

I graduated with Sherry. She was a very strong and kind individual. She was friends with everybody. Her sense of humor was impeccable. I cherished every moment i was able to be around her. Til we meet again Sherry....

MJ Hotchkin Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sherry was my sister-in-law, the senior sister-in-law in terms of years married to one of the Howell boys. I came to the role as the most junior. So it fell to Sherry to teach me the ropes and the rules. She did so with patience, understanding, and kindness. Traits she used with all the other parts of her world. Best of all she let me play with her babies and was a trusted confidant when mine came along. This world is a poorer place and though we hadnt seen much of each other after my departure from the family I am sad today knowing youre not here. You were well loved Sherry Howell and will be missed probably more than your comfort level. Good-bye my friend

Bonnie Howell, I Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Sherry was not only a cousin, but a best friend. We have many childhood and teen memories. She will be missed, but she is now in a better place. Will be reunited with her when I get to Heaven. Will be praying for immediate family.

Patty Ganoung Moore Mar 19 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear this. I went to school will Debbi, her daughter. She was always funny and very matter of fact. My condolences to the entire family.

Karen Huether Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear this, Sheri was a wonderful person gone too soon. Love and prayers to Dave and the rest of the family

Connie Wilcox Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sheryl Howell

Georgia Eastman Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM