Cheryl L. Lawrence
Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
8855 Route 4
Chatham, IL
Cheryl L. Lawrence 1947 - 2021
Chatham, IL—Cheryl L. Lawrence, 73, of Chatham, died at 5:40 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center.
Cheryl was born August 24, 1947, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Bud and Shirley (Staley) Trenter. She married Larry Lawrence on February 6, 1967, in Galesburg, IL.
Cheryl graduated from Springfield High School in 1965 and earned her bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in Education. She retired from UIS after many years of service. Cheryl was a member of the Garden Club of Springfield and enjoyed crafts, gardening, traveling, and above all else, spending time with her family and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dean Trenter.
Cheryl is survived by her husband of 54 years, Larry Lawrence of Chatham; son, David Lawrence of Petersburg; daughter, Cari (Aaron) Hudy of Newport Beach, CA; grandchildren, Bo, Ali, and Ava Hudy; sisters, Lori Thomas (husband, Steve; daughter, Sophie) of Virginia, IL and Marina (Tim) Chestnut of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation was provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Memorial Gathering and Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home-Chatham, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL. A Memorial Ceremony will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. COVID protocols will be followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery, 1011 North 11th St., Springfield, IL 62702.
Please visit to offer your condolences.

Published by The State Journal-Register from Jul. 26 to Jul. 28, 2021.
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Memorial Gathering
10:00a.m. - 10:45a.m.
Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center - Chatham
8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL
Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center - Chatham
8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL
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I worked with Cheryl at Brookens Library, UIS for many years. She was always very kind and pleasant to work with. I´m very sorry for the the loss her absence has left for her friends and family.
Ruth (West) Biggers
September 7, 2021
So sorry. I worked in Brookens Library with Cheryl. My prayers with all her family.
Marcia Rossi
July 27, 2021
Cheryl was a very dear friend to me. I will truly miss her. I have some of her flowers in my back yard. She loved gardening. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Ruth Cook
July 26, 2021
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