Sherry A. Chandler, 50, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital on June 14, 2017, following a brief illness.
She was born on May 3, 1967, in Connellsville, the daughter of Roy and Betty Burkett Layman.
Sherry was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved cooking and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored. She was currently employed with Midwestern Pet Food, Waverly, N.Y., and was a member of the Crooked River Co-Op. She enjoyed going to flea markets and auctions and antiquing. Sherry also enjoyed playing bingo, camping, and fishing. Sherry was a nine-year survivor of breast cancer.
She was predeceased by her father, Roy Layman; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Pearl Burkett; and paternal grandparents, Edith and Gilbert Layman.
Sherry is survived by her husband of 16 years, Donald "Donnie" Chandler; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jason Hill of Lancaster, Ohio; son, Eric Shal, at home; son, David Chandler of Milan, Pa.; grandchildren, Brandon Chandler, Evelyn Hill, Candice Seeley, Alexis Landmesser, and Joshua Hill; mother, Betty Burkett Layman; mother in-law and father-in-law, David and Clarice Chandler; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lynn and Kenny Huffline; brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Brandi Layman; nephew, Andrew Huffline; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark and Jen Chandler and Bryan and Angie Chandler; sister-in-law and brother in-law, Daisy and Matt VanWhy; several aunts and uncles; and loyal companions, Smoke and Cami.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa. A celebration of life service will follow at 4 p.m. at the fire hall, with a member of the family, the Reverend Joyce Hill, officiating.
To honor Sherry's memory, the family requests that clothing be casual and that pink or blue, her favorite colors, be worn.
The burial will be in Rogers Mill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made in Sherry's memory to the Nancy Quattrini Breast Cancer Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840, or to East Smithfield Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817.
Those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send flowers or condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.