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Sheri Y Bowles

June 5, 1971 — January 7, 2024



Sheri Y. Bowles, 52 of Maryville, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on January 7, 2024.  She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Raymond Drake and Herman Brosz; grandmothers, Yvonne Brosz and Minnie Kay; aunt, Terry Rushton; uncle, Bill Larson; and cousins, Tammy Tate and Drew Pearson.


Sheri was born June 5, 1971, in Helena, MT, the daughter of Bill and Donna Brosz and sister to Christy Bare.  She grew up in Great Falls, MT and served as a member of the Montana Air National Guard for eight years.


Sheri married her blind date, Jeffrey M. Bowles, June 17, 1995.  Together they raised two beautiful children.  A daughter Kathryne G. Shillings and a son Tyler J. Bowles. 


Sheri graduated from Maryville College in 2010 with her bachelor’s degree in education.  Shortly after graduation, she obtained her license in special education.  She was employed by Blount County Schools working at Mary Blount and Union Grove Elementary Schools.  She was a member of the National Education Association, a level 1 certified Wilson Reading System teacher and the 2017 Special Olympics Coach of the Year.  Sheri loved her “kids”, a note on her classroom wall reads, “My Legacy: Students will remember that I believe in them and encourage them to follow their dreams.  Each student should feel love and respect every day.”


Sheri enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, socializing, and watching tv shows with her children.  On warm days, she loved reading a book outside in the sun, admiring her flowers, watching hummingbirds and playing with her dog Pepper. 


Her smile, her laughter, love and support will be missed but will live on in the memories and thoughts of her loved ones.  To know her was to love her. 


In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Sheri’s name can be made to the Union Grove Elementary Cafeteria, 330 South Old Grey Ridge Rd., Friendsville TN, 37737.  Contributions support underprivileged children’s access to meals. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 PM Friday, January 12, 2024 at Smith Trinity Chapel. The Celebration of Life will follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

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