Cheryl Anne Willis was born January 31, 1953, in Corona, California, to Glen and Mary (Wiebe) Zuhlke. She passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on August 30, 2019, at her home in Springfield, Missouri. She was 66-years-old.
Cheryl was a retired elementary school teacher. The first year of her career was teaching third grade at Camdenton Schools. She next taught first grade for three years at Niangua, and finished her final 26 years teaching first grade at Marshfield.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SMS (now MSU).
She was always enthusiastic in life, and was an active member in Master Gardeners of Greene County and the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.
She was an active member of the Unity Church of Springfield, where she also worked part-time after her retirement from teaching.
She is survived by her husband, Max, of the home; a daughter, Natalie and husband Tommy and their children Max, Rob, and Savannah; her father, Glen Zuhlke, sister Mona (Zuhlke) Menezes, brother David Zuhlke, and several nieces, nephews and other extended family, plus a host of dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary.
Services will be announced by Greenlawn North of Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Unity of Springfield Church, 2214 E. Seminole, 65804; or the American Cancer Society.