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M. Cheryl "Sherry" (Hutchison) Miller-Stark

December 28, 1948 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

M. Cheryl “Sherry” Miller-Stark, 72, of Chicora, went to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, October 29, 2021 at Butler Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Cheryl was born in Butler on December 28, 1948.  She was the daughter of the late Arnold J. “Zeke” and Mildred “Mid” Hutchison.

Sherry was a 1966 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School.  In her earlier years, Sherry had attended the Chicora United Methodist Church and later, the North Street Christian Church in Butler where she had served as secretary for many years.

Sherry had been employed for many years at various local banks as a teller, beginning her career at the former Mellon Bank in Chicora.  She later had worked in various other administrative positions in the Butler area.  

Sherry had a well-known love of music and was a church organist and pianist for many area churches.  She and her husband had their own band, affectionately named for Sherry, “Sweetie and The Boys.”  They enjoyed traveling with the band.  Sherry was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed Chinese food, and golfing.  She was an avid dog lover and was especially fond of her imperial Shih Tzus, “Bruce and Princess”.

Surviving is her husband, Donald E. “Gene” Stark, whom she married in the Poconos on May 27, 2010.  Also surviving is a daughter, Terri L. Buonpane and her husband, John, of Sandy Lake; three sons, Darren J. Miller and his wife, Corinne, of Moon Twp., Pastor Jeffrey S. Miller and his wife, Erin, of Economy, and Jared R. Miller of Virginia; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Barnhart of Chicora; a step-daughter, Sherri McMahon, and her husband, Mike; her mother-in-law, Florence Stark of Punxsutawney; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Hutchison of Melbourne, FL, Darlene Hoffman and Greta Walker, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard G. “Dick” Miller, as well as her grandson, Braden; her brother, Donald Hutchison, a brother-in-law, Dale “Bud” Barnhart.

A private visitation and funeral service officiated by her son, Pastor Jeffrey S. Miller, Sr. pastor Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh North, was held at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.  Interment was in Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Chicora Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box F, Chicora, PA 16025.  Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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