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Cheryl Strohminger

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Cheryl M. Strohminger

MANSFIELD: It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things; love never fails. "I love you", was a common statement expressed by Cheryl Strohminger. From the sincere cards she always mailed to friends and acquaintances, the countless hours spent as a volunteer, to the moments when she would look you in the eyes and genuinely say, "I love you." Those experiencing her friendship felt as if they were family.

On Friday morning, November 16, 2012 Cheryl M. Strohminger, a wonderful friend and amazing woman, passed away in the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness. She was 68.

The daughter of William Gerald "W.G." McCready and Helen (Graham) MCready, Cheryl was born August 16, 1944 and graduated from Ontario High School in 1962. She earned her Associates Degree in Administration from Mansfield Business College.

On February 12, 1965, she married Dean Strohminger in First English Lutheran Church. The same church where she was baptized.

Cheryl worked for Judge Henson as an administrative assistant and later worked for CACY (a non-profit drug prevention agency in Mansfield). She also worked at the church Day School.

Cheryl volunteered much of her time. She served as 4-H advisor, but was more passionate about reading, especially helping others to read. Volunteering as a literary teacher for the Mansfield branch of the Richland County Public Library, Cheryl invested in her students. She also served as a reading mentor for Lexington Schools, where she remained in contact with many of the students over the years.

"No one is more important than anyone else, and everyone should be treated with love." This was Cheryl's life quote. Making friends with everyone whom she came in contact with, Cheryl had a way of making you feel valued and respected. Intentional and thoughtful, Cheryl blessed many with her hand written cards. Either birthday, get well, or just thinking of you, Cheryl's cards encouraged and brightened many friends and acquaintances.

She loved animals, including horses, dogs, cats, fish, chickens, and goats to name a few. All were welcome into the family at the Strohminger household.

Cheryl cherished her role as grandma. She loved baking desserts especially with her grandkids. Chocolate chip cookies and brownies were their favorites.

Cheryl enjoyed swimming and flower gardening. She was a long time member of First English Lutheran Church where she was a part of the prayer chain. Cheryl also enjoyed meeting for a ladies book club with friends.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 47 years Dean Strohminger of Mansfield; son Stephen Strohminger of Aiken, South Carolina, daughter and son-in-law Laura and Darren Roth of Denver, Colorado, and son Gordon Strohminger of Mansfield; two grandchildren Will and Catherine Strohminger; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Nip McCready of Mansfield, mother-in-law Ruth Strohminger of Mansfield, sister-in-law Lois McCready of Mansfield; along with nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Donald McCready.

The Stohminger family will receive friends Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4-7pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service celebrating the life of Cheryl M. Strohminger will be held Wednesday at 10 am at Ontario United Methodist Church. Pastor Paul Lintern will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lexington School Library Fund may be made through the funeral home.

Private online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the News Journal on Nov. 19, 2012
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