In Memory of

Sherry Ann Veteto

October 9, 1944 - June 19, 2019


Sherry Ann Veteto of Lee’s Summit, MO went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 19th.  She was 74 years old.

Sherry was born October 9, 1944 to Howard and Francette Veteto in Iola, KS.  She grew up on a farm west of Colony, KS and attended Colony schools.  Sherry graduated from Colony High School in 1962.  She went on to study at Iola Junior College and Kansas State University, where she earned a degree in dietetics.  After graduating from Kansas State, Sherry completed an internship
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   She worked as a dietitian for over 40 years, with her career taking her to Grand Rapids, MI before moving to the Kansas City area in 1985.  She was also a long-standing member of the American Dietetics Association.
Sherry was a special Aunt to 19 nieces and nephews, 39 great-nieces and nephews and 2 great great nieces and nephews.  She was very good at sending them birthday cards.
Sherry placed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and served Him faithfully at Tri-City Baptist Church, where she was a member for over 30 years.  Sherry was committed to carrying out the one another commands of the New Testament and used her gifts to minister to the body of Christ.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, sister Claudette Wright, nephew in law Dustin Elliott, and great niece Claudette Elliott.
Survivors include sister Candie Shanahan (Scott) of Paola, KS, sister Rochelle Clayton (Doug) of Dayton, TN, sister Jeanne Mcvietty (Greg) of Lee’s Summit, MO, brother Mark Veteto (Ruth) of Lee’s Summit, MO, brother in law Terry Wright of Overland Park, KS, and her many dear friends.


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Dear Aimee and Candie,
You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. I know you have special memories of Sherry. I’m so glad to have known her and greatly appreciate all her work towards making Mike’s and Aimee’s wedding so beautiful.

It was such a shock to learn yesterday that a cousin we all always perceived as a permanent, integral part of our family story is now gone. Sherry’s faith clearly buoyed her up through a lifetime that was not always easy, and she was also faithful in staying in contact with a very extended family by planning reunions characterized by her wonderful flair (who remembers the aprons made out of Grandma’s tablecloths?), and by making regular phone calls to the ‘older’ generation. I am grateful for a childhood of summers in Colony and Iola with Sherry and all the other beloved Kansas cousins. I always loved Sherry’s newsletters with their narrator, her dog, and her beautifully ornate handwriting. I am sorry to not attend the funeral but both her Aunt Marilyn and my live-in father-in-law have been experiencing health issues—the former and I will be there, in spirit, on Monday.

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Candie, Jeanne and Mark, my computer is not working well so I am trying for the second time to message you. I and mutual friends of Sherry’s were stunned to receive the news of Sherry’s homegoing. She was a precious friend, especially during her Grand Rapids days. But we also have great memories of reuniting in MI, Blue Springs and at Lake of the Ozarks. Be assured of our prayers for God’s comfort at this time. We look forward with you to that grand reunion in Heaven. With loving thoughts, Elsie and Bruce Lippy, Mark and Patricia Giger, Karen Christie and Jan McDiarmid

Jeannne, so sorry to hear of your loss. Kind thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

So sad to see this. I went all through school with Sherry. She had reached out to me several years ago and then I lost touch with her. Sending prayers for her family for strength and solace during this time. I will always remember her and our years together.

Sharon Boone Reeves

So sad to learn this. I went through Colony schools and church with Sherry. Lost touch with her after I graduated. Thought about her over the years. She was such a sweet person.

Crysta Smoot Harrington

So sorry to hear of my dear friend Sherry’s home going! She will be missed! Please accept my sincere condolences! (Candie, or Rochelle-pease contact me!)

Sherry was one of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve known and a wonderful cousin. A fixture from our youth during our trips to visit relatives in Kansas. She had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She will be greatly missed and I’m richer for knowing her. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.


Monday, June 24, 2019
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Monday, June 24, 2019