Sherrie A. Coltrain

Sherrie A. Coltrain, 70, of Parsons passed away at 2:29 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Labette Health emergency room.

She was born on March 15, 1949, at Neodesha to William J. and Aileen M. (Koyl) Coltrain. Sherrie grew up at Neodesha and attended Neodesha schools, graduating from Neodesha High School in 1967. She attended and graduated from Independence Beauty School in 1968. 

Sherrie then moved to Parsons, where she started her career in cosmetology and worked at Professional Beauty Salon. She then moved to Iola, where she was an instructor at Iola Beauty College for four years. She returned to Parsons, where she eventually purchased Professional Beauty Salon. In 1985 the salon merged with Studio One Hair Fashions, where she worked until her retirement in February 2015. She was a member of Kansas Cosmetology Association, where she served as president. She was also a member of the Kansas Hair Fashion Committee, where she served as chairwoman.

Sherrie was a devoted and faithful member of First Christian Church of Parsons. She served the church as a deacon and elder. She has also been the Christian education director, Sunday school teacher and served on several other committees. Sherrie was a huge advocate for children’s ministries. She directed and counseled a number of church camps. She was also on the church regional camping board when they chose to purchase Christian Hills Camp.

Sherrie loved her family dearly and loved to organize family reunions as well as class reunions. She loved her all of her customers and clients and thought of them as her extended family.

Sherrie’s hobbies included reading, studying the Bible, spinning, crocheting, knitting, entertaining and especially cooking. She loved to cook and share with others. She had an extensive collection of cookbooks as well as paperweights and “snow babies.”

She is survived by her brother, Morris “Bud” Coltrain and his wife, Manicel, of Olathe; two sisters, Billie Jo Coltrain of Parsons and Margaret McNally of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William Jackson Coltrain.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Laurie Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

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