Sherry Ann Hollan, 61, of Red Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Sherry was born Aug., 18, 1951 to Milo and Betty Jo (Baxter) Gibson in Poteau. She attended Leflore Schools and graduated with the Class of 1969. She attended Carl Albert State College in Poteau, then transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1973. Sherry taught a broad curriculum for Leflore, Howe and Wister public schools. She retired from Wister Public Schools with 38 years of service. She was a beloved teacher and was the sponsor for the yearbook, school newspaper, academic teams, prom, and the scholars and honors programs. She worked part-time as an adult education instructor for Poteau Public Schools for the past seven years. She was a lifetime educator who educated Oklahomaâ€™s students with great pride.
She was a loving mother, best friend, and confidant, who was affectionately referred to as â€śMimiâ€ť by her beloved granddaughter, Briley. Her greatest enjoyment was being with her family. She was an adoring grandmother who could never spend enough time with Briley.
Sherry was a member of the Norris Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Jo Gibson of Cartwright; daughter, Tara Goldsborough and husband, Chris, of Red Oak; son, Rocky Hollan and wife, Denise, of Poteau; granddaughter, Briley Ann Goldsborough; brother, Stacey G. Gibson and wife, Julie, of Wister; nieces and nephews: Michael Gibson and wife, Danica, Justin Anderson, Stacey L. Gibson, Chase Gibson, Wyatt Gibson, Remington Gibson, Aubree Anderson, Jordan Booth, Cheyenne Booth, Faith Shadwick and Hunter Dawn Gibson; and other family, and a host of friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wister School cafetorium with Rev. Dale Wendlandt officiating. Burial will be in Wister Cemetery, Wister, OK.
Pallbearers will be Rocky Hollan, Michael Gibson, Chase Gibson, Stacey G. Gibson, Justin Anderson and Stacey L. Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Brown, Dwayne Mote and Steve Goldsborough.
Jones Harkins Funeral Home, Wilburton, is handling arrangements.Â