Sherry C. Hashagen

June 18, 1943 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 78)


Sherry Catherine Hashagen passed away at her home Tuesday, February 8, 2022. She was 78 years of age.

Sherry Catherine Hashagen, the daughter of the late Robert Miller and Thelma (Bruce) Miller was born on June 18, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Richard Hashagen of St. James; one son, Brian D. Hashagen of St. James; one daughter Misty L. Laster; granddaughter, Teri Leah Laster of St. James; brother, Robert L. Miller and wife Joyce of Steelville, Mo.; and cousin Clarence Bruce Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Troy, Mo.

Sherry’s passing was preceded by the loss of their daughter Darlene (stillborn 2nd trimester, December 1960). Grandson David Hashagen 2020, parents, Robert Locke and Thelma Irene Miller, In-laws Elmer, Jr., and Wilma A. Hashagen.

Sherry met Rich when she was 12, engaged while in High School, at 14 and the couple married on February 23, 1960. Sherry was 16 and Rich was 18. Within a few hours after the ceremony, they left St. Louis to return to the United States Airforce Base in Michigan, to grow up together. The loving couple would have been married 62 years.

Sherry’s love, of Rich and her family, was enriched thru her entire life with her love for all children. She had always wanted five children of her own but lost that capability at an early age. Sherry supplemented this loss with the continued dedication of her life and services to God and serving others. Disabled children and Veterans were especially close to her heart; So much so, that Sherry and Rich Co-Founded, The Association for Midwest Disadvantaged Youth Inc. in 1980. This all-volunteer foundation continues to serve an average of 4,500-5,000 of God’s children from Missouri, Illinois, and International Children annually. In her memory, Sherry’s mission to serve will never stop.

Sherry was co-founder of the A.M.D.Y. Foundation/Camp Brim Shire. She was a Life member and adjutant of St. James VFW Auxiliary Post 5608. A member of the St. James Lion Club since 1999. Sherry, in 2022, was inducted into The Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship. A 50-year Co-Member of Therapy Dogs International. A St. James Chamber member; member of St. John Lutheran Church. Member University extension, member of Missouri RV and Camping Association for 18 years, and always active in numerous community, county, and state events and services. In her early years before she was with Rich, Sherry was a beautiful gospel singer and performed, praising God with The Lester Family. She sang and played gospel music with the Westerners, Early Oakwood Brothers, The Blackwood Brothers, and others in the gospel settings, in Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee.

Visitation for Sherry Hashagen will be from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Monday, February 14, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Funeral services for Sherry will be conducted on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Pastor David Peter, of St. John Lutheran Church in St. James officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to Camp Brim Shire; cards will be available at the Jones Funeral Home.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

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February 14, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
February 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

February 15, 2022

St. James Cemetery
Jefferson Street
St. James, MO 65559

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