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Obituary for Sheridan Charlene Kraft (McDowall)

Sheridan Charlene Kraft, 78, of Colby, died Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS. She was born August 21, 1944, in Hill City, KS, to Gerald and Elnora (Cullum) McDowall. Sheridan graduated from Oakley High School. On May 1, 1965, at Park, KS, she married Robert Kraft. To this union, four children were born. Sheridan’s family was her life and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing and working on genealogy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert Kraft, Sr.

She is survived by her children, Chris (Erma) Kraft, Cheryl Kraft (Ron Clark), Robert L. (Kaylie) Kraft, Jr. and Joni Showalter (Trevor Willemsen); grandchildren, Aaron Kraft, Garrett P. Kraft, Alyssa Kraft, Christopher Brittain, Alexyss Kraft, Riley Kraft, Baylei Kraft, Quynnalynn Ayers, Caiden Showalter and Colin Showalter; great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Emery, Avacyn and Cillian Brittain, Kaden Solorio, Alyvia Kraft, Zeppelin Kraft and Nevaeh Kraft; sisters, Virginia Smith, Janice Madsen, and Diana Siwula; brother Jim McDowall and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023, at Baalmann Mortuary, Colby, with burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Memorials may be made to Pioneer Memorial Library and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit