NORMAL — Cheryl A. Myers, 53, of Normal, passed away at 1:10 a.m. April 16, 2019, at her home in Normal surrounded by her family.
A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at East White Oak Bible Church, Carlock, with Pastors Walt Baertsch, Kendall Coffman and David Wolfe officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Cheryl's body was donated to the SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale to further the education of students in the medical field. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Greater Illinois Alzheimer's Association, in care of Cheryl's Holy Walkamolies, 207 S. Prospect, Suite 1, Bloomington, IL 61704.
She was born Sept. 17, 1965, in Sparland, the daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Jury Summitt. She married David Myers on Feb 14, 1987.
Cheryl will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 32 years, David, Normal; one daughter, Kara (Ryan) Hanley, Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Kevin Myers, West Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Kerry Summitt, California, and Robert Summitt, Illinois; three aunts, Marielle Akright, Beverly Meils and Melba Jury; lots of cousins who love and will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cheryl was a member of East White Oak Bible Church where she enjoyed teaching the fifth- and sixth-grade girls Sunday school class with her fellow teachers, leading the Awana Sparks in singing songs to help them know and love Jesus as much as she did. Cheryl attended Bible Study Fellowship where her love for the Scriptures came to life.
When she and David first married, she was a hairdresser and later was a lunch lady at Grove Elementary School and later at Parkside Junior High School. Cheryl served the students and loved on them with all her heart until Alzheimer's caused her to have to leave the job and the ladies of the kitchen, whom she loved spending every day with.
Cheryl was a loving wife, mother, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She was truly loved and will be greatly missed.