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Sherry L. Innis

December 4, 1954 February 2, 2018
Sherry L. Innis
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Obituary for Sherry L. Innis

Sherry Innis, age 63, of Grinnell, died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 8th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Sherry’s family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday evening. Interment will be held privately at a later date at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.

A free will pasta bar and silent auction will be held from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, February 10th at the Grinnell Eagles.

Memorials may be designated to the Sherry L. Innis Memorial Fund and may be mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared online with her family at

Sherry Lee Niester was born the daughter of Delmar Niester and Colleen Joyce (Roseland) Niester on December 4, 1954 in Grinnell, Iowa. She was raised in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell High School with the class of 1973. Following her education, Sherry was employed at Miracle Recreation in Grinnell.

Sherry was united in marriage to Roger Alan Innis on October 13, 1979 in Grinnell and the couple made their home in Grinnell. Sherry was a homemaker and later worked for the Grinnell-Newburg School District as a teacher’s aid at Davis Elementary School, retiring in January of 2017.

Sherry dearly loved her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a very talented musician, who sang and played the Dobro in the Rock Creek Country band. Her enjoyments were camping, scrapbooking, jet skiing, going for rides on the Harley with Roger, going on walks with her brother Steve, and traveling, especially her trips to Cancun with her sister, Sandy.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 39 years, Roger A. Innis of Grinnell; her daughter, Kim (Dan) Kriegel of Grinnell; 4 grandchildren, Matt Innis, Shaden Wyatt, Jevin Wyatt, and Logan Kriegel; siblings, Stephen Niester of Grinnell and Sandra Niester-Zarndt of Normal, Illinois; and her dog, Koko. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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2:00 PM 2/8/2018 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/8/2018 7:00:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Family will be present from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

fellowship and dinner




5:00 PM 2/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 10:00 PM 2/10/2018 10:00:00 PM
Grinnell Eagles

616 - 4th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Please join Sherry's family on February 10th at the Grinnell Eagles to show your support for her family. This event will be a free will donation pasta bar and silent auction.

Grinnell Eagles
616 - 4th Avenue Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details


Hazelwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

First Avenue West
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

First Avenue West Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sherry L. Innis Memorial Fund

PO Box 368
Grinnell, IA 50112

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