The funeral service for Cheri will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.
Visitation will precede the service from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Officiating at the service will be Reverend Robert Clark.
Interment will follow in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given to the Disabled American Veterans, and may be left at the funeral home the day of the service.
Cheri Myrl Steele, 70, of Archie, Missouri, passed away January 27, 2022.
She was born in Appleton City, Missouri on March 5, 1951.
Cheri graduated from Appleton City High School in 1969, as salutatorian. She later attended Metropolitan Community College where she obtained an Associates degree. She later became certified as a Fellow, Life Management Institute in 1998.
She was married to Robert Eugene Steele on April 8, 1989. They would have celebrated their 33rd year of marriage this year.
Cheri had a career as a financial analyst at Forrest T. Jones and Associates, where she eventually retired.
She had a deep passion for all things butterflies. Cheri always spoke of a time in her life where the evolution of the butterfly gave her hope and inspiration. It helped her through many times in her life to continue evolving herself and living with an infectious finesse. Cheri also had a deep passion for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, rock music, and the mountains of Utah.
Cheri was survived by her husband Robert Eugene Steele; her son and his wife, Brett and Lindsay Ballinger; her daughter and her husband, Tamara and Chris Jackson; her 6 grandchildren, Shelby Ballinger, Lucas and Lauren Childs, Bryce and Derek Ballinger, and Natalie Jackson; and her brother and his wife, Fletcher and Betty Reichart.
Cheri was preceded by her parents James Ray “Briggs” and Irene Ruth Tredway; her brother Charles Tredway; her sister and her husband Charlotte and Bob Erhardt; and her sister and her husband Pat and Ken Philbrook.
Cheri will be remembered for her tenacious and bold personality, her contagious smile, and unyielding sense of humor. The family asks in lieu of gifts to make a donation to Disabled American Veterans.