Sheryl B. Etling


Sheryl B. Etling, age 75, died on Dec. 5,2020 at the Ranch House in Garden City, KS. She was born on Sept. 16, 1945 at Dighton, KS, the daughter of Hoy B. and Wreatha (Hesser) Etling.

Sheryl graduated from Garden City High School. In 1967 she received her Bachelor’s from Kansas State University in Speech. In 1969 she earned her Masters in Speech & Dramatic Art from the University of Iowa. For three years, she was an instructor in Communications and Associate Director of Forensics at Central Missouri State University. She then received her Law Degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1975 where she was first in her class and the editor in chief of the UMKC Law Review. She was an attorney at Stinson & Mag Law Firm in Kansas City for a few years. She then received her Masters in Law from the University of Michigan. She taught in the law school at Tulsa University for 2 years before moving to the University of South Dakota where she was a Professor in the Law School. After retiring she returned to Garden City. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading her mystery and history novels and her dogs.

She is survived by her sister, Sharon Cook of Garden City, KS; brother, James Etling of Garden City, KS; two nieces, Jennifer Scott of Garden City, KS, and Kara Cook-Tate of Killeen, Texas; and nephew, David Scott of Lawrence, KS.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home with Rev Bob Bates officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, KS. Memorials are suggested to National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Published on December 07, 2020