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Cheryl Lynn Oehler
Cheryl Lynn OehlerOhioStateCheryl Lynn Oehler, 61 of Peoria, Az. Went to her heavenly home to be with her loved ones on February 20, 2015. She was born on January 26, 1954 in Marion, Ohio to Carl E. and Pauline G. Oehler.

She graduated from Elgin High School in 1972 and from The Ohio State University in 1976 with a degree in elementary education. She was employed by Elgin School District for 13 years where she taught 4th grade and Kindergarten. She relocated to Arizona in the fall of 1989 where she continued to teach Kindergarten for the remainder of her teaching career. In 2013 she retired from active teaching and in 2014 taught Kindergarten through Dysartís Smart Schools Program. She was currently working as a substitute teacher in Dysart as well as Nadaburg School District. She was substituting at a Dysart school when she suffered cardiac arrest.

Cheryl was a lover of music, especially her Ohio State University Marching Band. Having a lovely singing voice she made music a part of her life as well as in the classroom. One mother mentioned how beautiful her voice was when she sang ďThank God for KidsĒ at Kindergarten Graduation. She and her students made time capsules containing pictures and events of each childís Kindergarten year which were to be opened upon their graduation from high school. She attended many graduation parties where the students opened the time capsule.

She is a great loss to the teaching profession because she impacted all those she touched. With great love for children, she wonderfully loved, nurtured, molded and educated so many children to believe they could be a success at whatever they wanted to become. No matter what race or economic background, each child left her classroom with the feeling of self-worth and importance. She, most of all, instilled the love of learning. She was a beautiful blessing from God to all who knew her.

She was an avid sports fan, loving her OSU Buckeyes and her Arizona professional Cardinals and Suns. She especially loved the Arizona sunrises and sunsets, sharing them with all her friends on Facebook.

Cheryl was of Lutheran faith and while living in Ohio was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church of Prospect where she grew up.

Survivors include her mother, Pauline Oehler of 20014 N. Trading Post Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Brother Russell and family of Tigard, OR., nephew Ian Hoffman, the light of her life, of Litchfield, AZ.

Aunts and Uncles Tom and Peggy Knickel of Sun City West, Carolyn Daugherty and her husband Robert Mathiasen of Sedona, Az., Vera Oehler of Prospect and many loving cousins.

Preceding her in death was her father Carl and her beloved sister Kim Hoffman.

Per Cherylís request, she was cremated at Camino Del Sol Mortuary in Sun City West. Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM at the Elgin High School cafeteria, 1150 Keener Road South, Marion, OH  43302. A scholarship honoring her commitment to education is being created.  May Cherylís love and legacy live on in those whose lives she touched.


"THE ROSE STILL GROWS BEYOND THE WALL"

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light:
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before.
And it lost itself in beauties new.
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fall?
Nay, let us faith and hope receive,
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore.
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

A. L. Frink





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#1 from: Sue Cramer Clem
bellefontaine, oh
dsclem86@aol.com Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM

I hadn't seen Cheryl since she was a little girl but I remember the Oehler families and always thought they were a very nice family. So sorry for their loss but they should be so proud of the beautiful person Cheryl became. Sue Cramer Clem



#2 from: Leslie Withrow Legge
Akron, Ohio
lwlegge@aol.com Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 12:29 PM

I've known Cheryl since I was in the 6th grade.  I felt like I really got to know her through our shared love of music, especially high school band and choir.  We belonged to the same circle of friends and she was a good one.  She spoke honestly of what she believed in, whole heartedly and committed.  That's what I loved about her.  As adults we maintained contact thru reunions, Christmas cards, and then Facebook.  Her postings were frequent and made you feel as much a part of her life as ever. God bless you Cheryl, you have made a difference in so many lives.  May you rest in peace.



#3 from: Mike and Jennifer Thompson
Prospect
jthomp24@frontier.com Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 5:23 PM

I am heartbroken for your loss of Cheryl. I still expect to see her great Facebook posts about her students or a new Arizona picture. Cheryl was an amazing teacher, friend, inspiration and joy to all who loved her! Sending my prayers to all of her family.  Jennifer Hicks Thompson



#4 from: Coy Family
Surprise Az.
mufasacoy@yahoo.com Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Cheryl was a loving, caring beautiful soul, she touched mine and many other families deeply. She taught our two youngest children kindergarten and stayed close to my family to the very end. We miss her dearly and know she is our Angel up above.
.                                 We love and miss you Cheryl 💗



#5 from: James F. Hoffman
Urbana, Ohio
No email Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:33 AM

I have known Cheryl since kindergarten, in Prospect. I liked her from the very start. I was somewhat shy back then, and she always included me in the fun. We remained friends over the years and I loved her dearly. I will truly miss her, as I do now. I offer my heart felt sympathy to Pauline, Peggy,and the rest of her family.



#6 from: kathleen seiter
prospect
No email Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 11:06 AM

I have known Cheryl for a long time. She and I sang in the Saint Pauls choir together. We worked together to house the Drum and Bugle bands at the Saint Pauls church. We taught together. We went to concerts together. Cheryl had a wonderful laugh. She made you laugh. Cheryl is always around us when there is joy and laughter around us.



#7 from: Karen Redd McCann
Marion
klmpsm@aol.com Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:19 AM

To the family of Cheryl Oehler - May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Cheryl and I reunited on FB after not seeing her after those school years were gone. Don Redd was my father and somehow we are related to all of you and Cheryl. We use to come visit often at your house as children up to the gas station.. Those memories I will hold dear to my heart. God got him a beautiful angel this time round. She will be missed. May God Bless you all.



#8 from: Mike&Ruth Jividen
3665 Saturn Rd Hilliard, Oh
Bkeyemike@aol.com Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all family members. We have fond memories of her compassion and thoughtfulness during our time of sadness at the passing of our family members.

All family members of Dayton and Virginia Jividen



#9 from: David and Judi Gast
Marion,Ohio
dtg455@frontier.com Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Pauline,
We are sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing and offer our sincere sympathy to you and your family.



#10 from: Paul White
Atlanta
No email Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your sweet daughter Cheryl, I know she will always remain very much alive in your memories and those of all of the children that she so loved to teach in their early years. Her dedication to teaching has helped launch the successful lives of so many people who were blessed to have  Cheryl as their teacher.   It doesnít seem all that long ago that I met Cheryl in the sixth grade at Prospect as she made me feel welcome as an outsider from Green Camp. Her charm, warm personality, and joy for life in Junior High and High School made her a classmate to be cherished then and for always.  I know you will miss her deeply, but I also know that you recognize the blessings of the beautiful years you shared , especially the many years that she was so close to you in Sun City.  She told me many times that you were her source of strength and she loved you as the caring mother that you are.  Heaven will be an even more special and beautiful place now that Cheryl has arrived.  With affection and deepest condolences, my prayers are with you.



#11 from: Jeff Johnson
Prospect
No email Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Pauline and Russ,

So sorry to hear the news.  As you know, a group of us worked together and played together while working at the grocery store.  We had a lot of fun over those younger years.  She will be fondly remembered.



#12 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Richwood
No email Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 7:56 AM

Pauline and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing.  I have some wonderful memories of living as your neighbor on Centerville-Prospect Road.  I have lost touch with all of you over the years but think about you often.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. May the memories last a lifetime.  God Bless.  Nancy



#13 from: tiffany
ohio
tiffanyrobertson51@yahoo.com Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Im sorry for your loss. I wanted to share with you a comforting  scripture, god promises us that soon he will resurrect those who passed away john 5:28,29.



#14 from: Laura Bade Limbach
Indianapolis, Indiana
bricwalk@att.net Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 10:14 PM

There are no words to convey my deepest sympathy I feel for Cheryl\'s family and friends. I met Cheryl through Bing back in the late 1970\'s. Oh my the fun times we had! †The nights before the OSU/Michigan football games were the best! †\r
Dear Cheryl, we were able to reconnect through Facebook after many years. The years seemed to disappear as we caught up with each other\'s lives. †I find comfort in knowing you left this world happily retired, enjoying life, and in love.\r
To her Mom Pauline, brother Russ, nephew Ian, and beloved aunts, I wish you peace, love, and comfort. †May your many cherished memories of Cheryl be of comfort during this difficult time and days to come. \r
Cheryl, I miss your daily weather reports as we froze here in the Midwest. I miss your many sunrise and sunset photos. Most of all, I miss you............\r
\r




#15 from: Laura Bade-Limbach
indianapolis, Indiana
bricwalk@att.net Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 3:40 PM


There are no words to convey my deepest sympathy I feel for Cheryl's family and friends. I met Cheryl through Bing back in the 1970's. Oh my the fun times we had!  The nights before the OSU/Michigan football games were the best!  
Dear Cheryl, we were able to reconnect through Facebook after many years. The years seemed to disappear as we caught up with each other's lives.  I find comfort in knowing you left this world happily retired, enjoying life, and in love.
To her Mom Pauline, brother Russ, nephew Ian, and beloved aunts, I wish you peace, love, and comfort.  May your many cherished memories of Cheryl be of comfort during this difficult time and days to come.
Cheryl, I miss your daily weather reports as we froze here in the Midwest. I miss your many sunrise and sunset photos. Most of all, I miss you............







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