Sherry L. Flack

Sherry L. Flack, age 53, of Hanover, IL, completed her earthly journey, after a courageous 4-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, on April 27, 2021, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Sherry’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Sherry’s home, 103 Franklin Street in Hanover, where family and friends may gather from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sherry’s family.


Sherry was born on October 23, 1967, in Lockport, IL, the only daughter to Bradley J. and Joan (Rodseth) Scott.  She developed her adventurous spirit during her formative years in Princeton, IL, and was a proud graduate of Princeton High School, Class of ’85.  Sherry went on to be a flight attendant with American Airlines for over 10 years, based primarily at La ’Guardia, JFK, and Newark in New York, before eventually ending her career at Chicago O’Hare.  Sherry’s love for traveling the world, along with learning about other countries and their cultures was only sparked even more and her travels diligently continued all of the way through her last trip to Costa Rica with Carter and Caleb this past February.  Sherry, Todd, and the family made numerous trips to Central America, Ireland, England, Scotland, and so many more wonderful locations around the globe, always staying among the genuine areas and people to truly gain the experience that would last a lifetime.  Her love for fox hunting was fulfilled multiple times in Ireland with the Galway Brazers and the Grallagh Harriers, but her treasured memories of hunting with the Massbach Hounds right here at home were also among her favorite ways to spend a fine fall day.  Sherry was also well-known for her love of animals, especially her horses and canine companions.  Her 2 Russian Wolf Hounds always held a special place in her heart, along with her Friesian Shire Horse, Jameson, who she also brought home to the states with her as well, were all her pride and joy.  She spent endless hours riding, training, showing, and boarding on their Apple River Ranch in Hanover, and Sherry always knew that she had found a little slice of heaven right here on earth each and every day.  It’s impossible to imagine a world without Sherry’s determined smile and strong character walking among us, but we know that she fought bravely until the very last moment.  Many broken hearts are left behind today with the absence of Sherry’s love and light in our days ahead, but we trust that the Lord will now give her peace from her earthly struggles and allow her to be reunited with her father and son who will all be waiting patiently until we can join them again one day.  Thank you, Sherry, for teaching us that living every day to its fullest is possible and may your legacy bring us some peace while we search for healing in time.       


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Sherry include,


her 2 sons,

Carter Flack, Hanover, Illinois,

and Caleb Flack, Hanover, Illinois;


her step-sons,

Logan Flack, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Drew (Alyssa) Flack, Boise, Idaho;


her mother,

Joan (Ed Alepra) Scott, Kewanee, Illinois;


her ex-husband and friend,

Todd Flack, Hanover, Illinois;


her siblings,

Bradley Scott, Mountain Home, Arkansas,

John (Michelle) Scott, Flippin, Arkansas,

and David (Leslie) Scott, Watseka, Illinois;


along with countless extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Sherry was preceded in death by her father, and her beloved son, Justin Ryan Ellis, in 2008.


Sherry’s family would like to thank all of her family, friends, caretakers, and the Hospice nurses and staff who have all done their very best to fight alongside Sherry as she battled with cancer.  Your generosity, compassion, and thoughtfulness have all been a true blessing during a very difficult time for us all.  May God bless you all for your kindnesses!


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sherry’s name to the Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, at


Online condolences may be shared with Sherry’s family at


Celebration of Life

Sherry's Home
103 Franklin Street, Hanover, Illinois, 61041
May 15th, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

5 comments on “Sherry L. Flack
  1. Sheree Johnson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Sherry`s family and endless friends. She was one of the best’
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Mel & Sherry Johnson

  2. May she be of blessed memory for your family. She was one of the good ones…

  3. Lisa Wofford says:

    Sherry was my first cousin!! I have many wonderful memories of her. I rememember visiting her home in Lockport Illinois when she was first born. I was so excited to have a girl cousin. She was a beautiful person inside and out!!

  4. Nancy (Hannon) Debord says:

    So sorry for loss of Sherry.

  5. Sue and Mark Cooper says:

    Our sincere sympathies and prayers for wonderful memories for Sherry’s family and friends to console them with this loss.

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