Sherrie Andersen - August 18, 2011

Sherrie Andersen, 68, of Marquette, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at her home after a long bout with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Fr. Dennis Hunt will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in Kingfisher , Okla. A rosary will be held at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Sharon K. Andersen, daughter of William and Josephine (Barton) Mosher, was born in Kingfisher, Okla. on Nov. 26, 1942
Sherrie grew up Wichita, Kan. She graduated from high school in Jacksonville, Ark. Sherrie was united in marriage to William (Phil) Andersen on Sept. 3, 1960 at Wichita, Kansas. Their first three years of marriage were spent at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. They then moved to Marquette, where they have lived for 48 years. Early on Sherrie worked at International Sensor in Aurora.
In the late 70s she attended cosmetology school. Sherrie owned her own beauty shop, The Hair Cottage, in Marquette. Sherrie was a very good cook. She owned her own café, The Marquette Mercantile. Sherrie then went on to work in many cafes and restaurants in the Aurora area. After Sherrie became ill, her son, Joe, became her devoted caregiver.
She was the first woman on the Marquette Volunteer Fire Dept. Sherrie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. She worked in the church and knew God was always there for her. Sherrie enjoyed all the children of Marquette. Some named her the “Mother of Marquette.” Sherrie enjoyed cooking, reading, making silk flowers, taking their 1951 Mercury to car shows and traveling to see her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, uncles and aunts.
Survivors include her husband, Phil of Marquette; four children, Bud (Michelle) Andersen of Amarillo, Texas, Annette (Tim) Meyers Andersen of Kansas City, Kan., Joe Andersen of Marquette and Penny (Thomas) Guglielmo of Tulsa, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters and many friends.

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