Sherianne Victoria Westbay


Sherianne Victoria (Lappi) Westbay, 76, of Centralia, died Sept. 18, 2021. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Avery officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Sherry was born in Virginia, Minn. on Dec. 12, 1944.  She was the 16th child of Oscar and Mamie Lappi.  Sherry married Gary Westbay on Feb. 8 1965, in California then moved to Missouri. 

Sherry worked at Audrain Medical Center as a ward secretary then for Taylor Medical Services as the office manager until her retirement. 

Sherry attended the Wesleyan Church for many years and the Church of God Holiness in Mexico. Sherry remained faithful to her savior Jesus Christ.  She was an avid collector of Precious Moment dolls. She enjoyed going to the Mexico and Centralia Senior Centers where she was a board member and volunteer. 

She is survived by her children, Pamela (Stan) Scott of Centralia and Chad Westbay of Kansas City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Sherry was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; her infant son, Gary Wayne; and 15 siblings. 

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Church of God (Holiness) of Mexico. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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