Sherry F. Drown, 83, most recently of Saratoga Springs and formerly of Ellenburg Depot, entered the arms of her heavenly father Wednesday, March 14, 2017 from the Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, with her loving family by her side, following a valiant battle with a lengthy illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her during the struggle and ultimately gave her the everlasting peace she lived her life for.
She was born in Ellenburg Depot, Dec. 5, 1933, the daughter of Howard and Edith (Arksey) Baker. As one of five children, she grew up valuing family bonds, hard work, traditions and a strong relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ. She, along with her family, were active members in the Wesleyan Church community.
Sherry was blessed with a large and loving family. She raised five children with patience, discipline and humility. Never one to be the center of attention, she spent her entire adult life caring for her children and grandchildren. She was known for her incredible strength and convictions. She could always be counted on to teach you life lessons from how to bake perfect home made bread or how to graciously lose in a game of cards to how kindness and compassion are the keys to life. She will be remembered by those who loved her so dearly, for her unique ability to soothe any ache or pain and for her everlasting fortitude to always do what was right, no matter how hard.
During her early years of Motherhood, she was a dedicated stay at home mother. Later in life she owned and operated Drown's Mini Mart in Ellenburg Depot. Following retirement she moved to Plattsburgh, where she assumed the role of raising her grandson, Robert A. Weir. Several years later, due to illness, she moved to Saratoga Springs to live with her daughter, Shawn Drown Tyndall.
Left to cherish the memory of Sherry are, her adoring children, daughters, Jacqueline (Cook) Kortepeter and her husband Karl of Kentucky, Jesse Haber of Long Island, and Shawn (Drown) Tyndall and her husband Barry of Saratoga Springs; son, Mark Drown and his wife Susan of Plattsburgh; grandchildren, who she loved so very much, Allan Cook and his wife Karrie of Kentucky, Robert Weir and his wife Cassandra of Niagra Falls, Cortney Drown and her fiance Farrah Rock of Plattsburgh, Ivey Haber and her partner Brian Ray of Manhattan, Jeff Haber and his partner Dannabelle Ignes of Manhattan, Morgan Drown and her partner Nathan Young of Altona; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Kathryn, Braiden, Madison, Andrew, and Harper Merri; sister, Garnett (Baker) Covey; and sister-in-law, Gwendoyln (Moore) Baker; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents; she was predeceased by her daughter, Merri Ellen Weir-Baker; sister, Ermatrecia (Trix) Lloyd; brothers, Douglas Baker and Lyndon (Buzz) Baker; son-in-law, Steven Haber; and several aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to her doctors in Saratoga, Dr. Ed Liebers, Dr.Roland Phillips, Dr. Gloria Either and Dr. Brian Yamada, who cared for her and about her. They always gave her the assurance she was looking for. Their care and concern for her health and well being was and is so appreciated by them all.
At Sherry's request there will be no public calling hours or services.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Cancer Society Research Foundation.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747.
To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Sherry Drown please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on March 15, 2017