Sherrill Kay Umbstead (née Lighter), a beloved wife and mother, began her eternal journey with the Lord on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, due to complications from her chronic illness of Sjögren’s syndrome. She was 55 years old.
Sherri is survived by her husband, David Paul Umbstead; her daughter, Kimberly Ann Umbstead; her mother, Sandra Joan (Keasling) Lighter; her sister, Deborah Jo Simmons; brothers-in-law, David Simmons Jr., Richard Duncan, William Umbstead, Daniel Umbstead, Robert Broughton; sisters-in-law, Donna (Umbstead) Broughton, Janet (Umbstead) Brown, Lana Umbstead, and Kelly Umbstead; and 14 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father, Louis Lee Lighter; aunt, Barbara Jean Lighter; father-in-law Paul Alfred Umbstead; mother-in-law, Letha Faye (Pollock) Umbstead; cousin, Daniel Marcum; and grandparents, Ralph Lighter, Goldie (Garver) Lighter, William Keasling, and Blossom (Harvey) Keasling.
Sherri was born on November 5th, 1966, to Louis and Sandra Lighter, who cherished their bright, beautiful little girl. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1985 and attended the Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, FL. Sherri loved traveling and taking pictures of covered bridges and sunsets. As the loving wife of full-time minister David Umbstead, Sherri lived in several states such as Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, and Florida. She was a proud homemaker and mother to Kimberly and enjoyed laughing, listening to music, and spending time with family. She loved pastel colors, flowers, rainbows, Snoopy, and all things joyful. She was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. To know Sherri was to love her. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, at Park Place Church of God in Connersville, IN (3025 Waterloo Rd, Connersville, IN 47331), where she and her husband were members. Interim pastor Shelly Short will officiate, and the eulogy will be provided by Sherri’s beloved sister, Debbie Simmons. Donations may be made to the Sjögren’s Foundation in her name. Urban Winkler Funeral Home is honored to assist Sherrill’s family with arrangements.