As her son, Mark, was my best friend, I spent innumerable days & nights in Sherry's home in my high school years. Looking back now, I would describe Sherry as I knew her then as kind, generous, and patient. I imagine those qualities made her an exceptional teacher. I didn't really know her in that regard (although I did have her as a substitute teacher a few times in grade school), but I do know her kindness, generosity, and patience made her home a truly special place to be. I never formally took residence there, but it came awfully close...and in all the time I spent there, it was only when Mark & I would empty her kitchen of Pepsi, potato chips, and dip mere hours after her grocery shopping that would ever tax her patience. But even then, her generosity kicked in and she simply bought more. Hardly the most eloquent of tributes nor the most dramatic - but to me, in encompasses so much. Kindness, generosity, and patience can sometimes seem to be in short supply in our lives, but she had those virtues in buckets. She allowed me to have a home away from home in those years...and I will forever be grateful for it. God bless, Sherry. You left this world better than you found it.
I am sorry for Sherrys family loss. Sherry and Ron are my neighbors. But more then that they are my Angels. Sherry helped save my soul and Ron is my snow angel. Sherry went above and beyond being a good friend. I am proud to call her my friend. I can not pay back all that she did for me. I can only pay it forward. This is the most greatest lesson I learned from Sherry. Help those in need. Do the best that you can do that day. I will never forget you Sherry. Love Teresa Horsley
Sherry and I attended our Clinton High Senior Class prom together. (Still looking for our picture) Never did get to tell her I was accepted into Mensa many years later. John Spencer
I'll always remember her for teaching me that math was important and yes even girls should be good at it. I'm sorry for your loss and my condolences go out to the whole family. She was a great teacher and mentor.
My condolences to Sherry's family and friends. Staying in touch these last few years, her comments showed me the love she had for her family. As a volunteer at Challenger I did not work alongside Sherry, I just know, as a teacher she contributed to many young lives. However, I cannot help but to feel pleased to have known Sherry because of the dedication she demonstrated by choosing Challenger to continue her life's work. She helped youngsters not just understand, but live some of the sciences brought by the others before her. She had an honorable life's purpose at Challenger to inspire youngsters in science and this part of her continues in all of those many lives. Though saddened, I celebrate her life of giving to others, knowing that this is a better place because of her.
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My condolences to the whole family. She was a sweet and loving lady. I know you will all miss her dearly. She's in Gods hand now and at peace. She will always be in your hearts and life forever.
I met Sherry when I was working at Riverwood. She was my children's teacher and my mentor when I went back to school. Her love of teaching showed through every day. She will be missed, but rest assured she was loved by her students and friends. Her memory will live on through all who have been blessed to know her. Prayers to your family, Peggy Silverblatt
I heard of your loss with such sadness. Sherry was such a sweet lady whom I admired very much and really enjoyed working alongside her as she led our missions at Challenger Learning Center. She was always kind and such fun! I'll always picture her in her Commander jumpsuit or her space jogging suit! Sherry had such knowledge about the space program... a real life long learner. She also had the gift of rapport with students. She handled her illness with such grace and tenacity. I have thought of her often and will keep her memory in my heart. My condolences to the family she loved so much. To Infinity and Beyond, my friend. Kathy Brandwein
She was my first substitute teacher I remember at Parkland. She had us do our science work and took it seriously. Then I became friends with Laurie. I stayed over and learned she was a great and kind mom too. Then a terrific gram when Laurie and the girls came to stay. She never had a sharp word and always even chided with love. I am grateful to have known her. My love and light to Laurie, Mark and their families.
I am so saddened to hear if Sherry’s passing. We worked together at Riverwood for 14 years. She was my 5th grade Team Leader and was nominated to the State of Illinois’ Those Who Excel program. She was a dedicated and hardworking teacher. She was just such a wonderful person, and was too young at heart to leave us. I extend my sincere condolences to her family.
Ron and family of my friend, Sherry Mesick: I cannot begin to tell you all how sorry I am about this loss. What a trooper she was. As her fellow Commander at the Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock I was Blessed to get to know her, her professionalism, love of children and love of the mission of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. My heart is truly in pain with this loss. We had a special connection that I will never forget. Thank you all for sharing her with so many that benefited from her love. God Speed Commander Sherry! Thank you for being my friend.
We are sending our prayers and deepest sympathies to Sherry's husband Ron and loving family. she was a good wife, mother, and grandmother as well as a good friend to many. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was a teacher not only by profession but by example. Rest in peace. Bud and Marty Parelius
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.