Sheri Nolan Wells

Sheri Nolan Wells, 59, Raytown, Mo passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2018 in Pennsylvania. A memorial gathering will be held 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Veterans Community Project,

There were many chapters in Sheri’s book of life, it began on April 24, 1958 in Tulsa, OK, when she was welcomed into the world. She discovered her love of travel at a very early age which led to adventures in Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland and many more points across the continental United States. She made the Kansas City area her home and raised her family here. No matter where she was, and for how long she stayed, she never met a stranger. She turned cherished memories into lifetime connections and reconnections! She brought light into all situations and made the world a better and happier place. Family was a top priority and she cherished time spent with her beloved children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother Louella, her children; Jen (Jeremy), Becky and Chris, her grandchildren Jacob and Daniel, her siblings; Cathy, Patti and Mike and a host of extended family and friends.

She devoted her life to serving others including government, union and nursing. Most recently she combined her love of travel with her love of service with the Veterans Administration Travel Nurse Corp.


  1. patti nolan on March 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    When we were much younger, Sheri and I danced–well I danced while she stood on my feet, to the tune of “Sisters” from the movie “White Christmas.” She danced to the tune of many different drummers in her life and left numerous footprints on our hearts. My soul is hurting for the sorrow we share at Sheri’s passing. Love ya baby sis–keep on dancing!!

  2. Ella thomas on March 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    My condolences go out to the family of sheri i worked with her at the kansas city va and she was a beautiful spirit with she will be missed

  3. Tammy Gray Campbell on March 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She loves bed with us in Hawaii and we graduated together. She will be missed

  4. Mary Alice &Brian Kelly family on March 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    There is a big void in the world now! The Kelly family is sending love and peace to you all!!

  5. Mary Alice &Brian Kelly family on March 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    There is a huge void in the healing world. Whatever Sheri used to heal, with her smile, sense of humor, coffee and granola, her nursing skills…all will be missed. Sending love and peace to all.

  6. Tammy Gray Campbell on March 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    She will be missed. She lived with us in Hawaii. We graduated together. Very much a part of our family. Much love to you all

  7. Donna Tomas (Brown) on March 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss!! I worked with Sheri at the Post Office. We still talked some after she left. She was a wonderful person and she will always be your angel in heaven!! Prayers to all of you!!

  8. Susan Martin on March 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I worked with Sheri at the Post Office. I remember how really smart and hardworking she was. But you always knew her children and family were her top priority. Prayers and condolences.

  9. Tammy Golden on March 12, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I am so very sorry . I know how much she loved her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She was always talking about them. Praying for the family. HUGS

  10. Jody Jones on March 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    I worked with Sheri at the Post Office and always knew her family meant the world to her. Healing prayers for her family.

  11. Ginger Garde on March 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing your mom with Larry and I. We loved her more than she could have possibly known. We made so many precious memories in just this last little bit of time we had reconnected, but it was truly like we had never been apart at all. I cherish those memories and love the family she allowed me to become a part of.

  12. Tamiko Taylor on March 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    You will truely be missed?

  13. Tamiko Taylor on March 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    You will truely be missed

  14. Debby Shipman on March 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    This world has lost a precious soul, heaven gained a loving angel. You will be missed by so many but never forgotten.. I remember when we were in 7th grade and you loved being a candy striper I’m so proud of you for fulfilling your life long dream of becoming a nurse. RIP my dear friend, continued prayers for comfort and healing for your family.

  15. Lorrie Horrocks on March 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Sheri lived with our family in Hawaii. We both moved all over but stayed in touch. I learned a lot from her.. I just can not believe she is gone. She always had lots of wonderful things to say about you kids!!! Love and prayers.

  16. Gary on March 13, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Where to begin? Elementary School in Tulsa? Where you were so wise, already. You harassed me, entertained me, stimulated my thoughts, daily. You’ve been in my heart since those days. Love you, my dear friend. I could recall so much more. You love your family so much! It’s beautiful. You were my soulmate. Who is this for? Who would understand? You.

  17. Tracey Smith on March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    My condolences for the family and their loss. I met Sheri at the VAMC where we immediately became friends and hung out numerous of times. She was a brave fearless woman who viewed the world as her playground. I lived viciously through her adventures and travels. It was pleasure to have known her. I will truly miss my friend.

  18. Anna Wells on March 13, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Sheri, sorry we never made it zip lining, but I’m sure your making your impact in heaven. She was a pleasure to know. My prayers are with all her family and friends.

  19. Rosalind and Donald Sumner on March 14, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Our thoughts are with the family that is experiencing a loss of a love one! We met Sheri at Jen and Jeremy Smither’s wedding in Randolph , Vermont. She certainly added to the celebration ! “The Family Circle is Broken”, but the fond memories will last forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  20. Robert, Ruth & Mariatu Search on March 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Jen, Jeremy and family,
    Such a big loss for you all. We are praying and are so sorry.
    With love,
    Robert, Ruth and Mariatu

  21. Melanie Rodriguez on March 18, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I had the pleasure of being Sheri’s CNA Instructor. She was such a caring and compassionate person. I was so proud of her and her accomplishments and how far she had taken her nursing career. I ran back into her when she was the nurse assigned for my fathers care at KCVA. She put my mind at ease knowing he was in good hands for his care. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Sheri and her family.

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