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Sharon Magaha

Sharon V. "Sherrie" Magaha

Monday, April 10th, 1939 - Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Sharon “Sherrie” Virginia Magaha, 79, of Basehor, Kansas, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2019 with family by her side.
Sherrie, oldest of four children, was born to the late Louis and Helen Collett on April 10, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Woodberry, Maryland and attended Eastern High School graduating in 1957. Sherrie married the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” B. Magaha on October 12, 1957. They recently celebrated 61 years of wedding bliss and set a beautiful example of love to their family and friends. Sherrie and Chuck moved to Basehor, Kansas in October of 1971 where they raised their five children. Sherrie was very active in the Basehor community, serving as the editor of the Basehor Sentinel from 1974-1979, here she earned numerous writing and photography awards from the Kansas Press Association. She also worked for Basehor City Hall as City Clerk from May 1979 to Aug. 1982 and finished her working career as the secretary for the counselor at Basehor High School from 1982-2000. One of her greatest joys was writing. She wrote many poems for family and friends on a moment’s notice and authored a book about her childhood years. Sherrie was an avid gardener, loved anything related to nature, loved all animals, reading, watching her Chiefs and Jayhawks, and enjoyed staying close to her family and friends near and far, but most of all, Sherrie enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Helen Collett. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Joyce Basso and Denise Basan. She will be missed by so many including her husband, Charles “Chuck” B. Magaha of the home, her sons, Charles “Chuck” L. Magaha and his wife, Darlene, Kenny Magaha and his wife, Diane, Michael “Mike” Magaha, all of Basehor; two daughters, Kathy Kane and her husband, John of Overland Park, KS., and Karen Streit and her husband, Dan of Basehor, KS; brother, Richard Collett and his wife Maryanne of Fairhope, Alabama; brother-in-law, Rindy Basso of Topeka, KS; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Smith of Tonganoxie, KS; grandchildren, Josh Magaha (Jessica), Brandon Magaha, Bekha Embry (Dustin), Elizabeth Woodington (Ian), Jocelyn Magaha, Kerrie Magaha, Kaley Kane, Kyle Kane, Kourtney Kane, Damian Streit, Kalen Streit, and Alyssa Streit; great grandchildren, Brock and Maddox Magaha, along with many nieces and nephews and friends from near and far and her precious shih tzu, Gizmo.
The Visitation and Rosary will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor, KS on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. A Rosary Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the visitation until 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24th also at Holy Angels Catholic Church with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery in Basehor.
We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care and all the nurses and doctors for all the wonderful love, care and support they showed toward our mom and our entire family through her brief illness. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society Inc., or the Holy Angels Catholic Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Holy Angels Catholic Church
    Address
    15440 Leavenworth Road
    BASEHOR, KS 66007
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    A Rosary Service will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the Visitation until 8pm
  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Angels Catholic Church
    Address
    15440 Leavenworth Road
    BASEHOR, KS 66007
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    Officiant
    Father Richard McDonald
  • Interment

    Location
    Glenwood Cemetery
    Address
    18450 North 158th Street
    BASEHOR, KS 66007
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Wayne Basso

Posted at 07:54am
With love and special memories!
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Jo Miller

Posted at 03:45pm
Karen and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With Sympathy -- Kim, Jeni, Keno, Amanda, Jo, Catherine, Cory, Rob, Darla, Nan, Anna and Phil.
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Donna Maples

Posted at 07:40pm
So sorry about the loss of my Basehor mom. Love to all of you.
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Chris & Marilyn Anderson

Posted at 05:52pm
To the Magaha Family ... Please accept our sympathy for your great loss. We have good memories of Sherrie. She was the mother of five of our fine students at Basehor-Linwood High School where we taught. She was a welcoming, supportive presence in the BLHS counseling office. She was the editor of our town’s newspaper..

Sherrie was a fine writer. She entertained and educated readers through her articles in the Sentinel. She sent us lovely notes – even a poem or two when we retired. Most recently she used her words on Facebook to celebrate, uplift and encourage others. Her influence was -- and still is -- great.

We know for certain that she loved her family. Our prayers and good wishes are with all of you.
JH

Jeff Harrington

Posted at 05:41pm
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