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Cheryl Arlene Henderson 53 of Raytown, Mo left her earthly home on December 8, 2021 and is now in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service.
Cheryl was born March 12, 1968 in Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from Raytown South High School in 1986 and from Mid America Nazarene University with her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She was employed by Lindt & Sprungli as a Human Resources Coordinator. She was a member of Connection Point Church in Raytown, member of the choir and had served as piano accompanist for the children’s choir. She was a member of the Single Focus Life Group. Cheryl had a heart for others, loved music & shopping, especially for shoes. She always found time to pamper her pet kitties Mittens & Coconut.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her father David Henderson and her grandmothers Gladys Yeager and Betty White.
She is survived by her mother Shirley Henderson of Raytown, sister Laura Milam of Grain Valley, her 3 nephews Phillip, Andrew and Adam, and her niece Elizabeth Milam.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Friends of Children Everywhere, an orphanage that provides hope and healing to children in Guatemala.
Friends of Children Everywhere
P.O. Box 4833
Wheaton, IL 60189
Judy Burgess says
Laura and Miss Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Cheryl at Church of the Resurrection. She was so delightful and witty. And she loved her family so. She will be missed dearly.
Diane Graham says
Shirley there are no words to express my condolences to you and your family. Praying God gives you comfort during this difficult time. Hope to speak with you soon.
Love ? Diane
Cindy Danforth says
Our hearts are truly broken for you, Shirley, Laura and the kids. Cheryl was such a kind, precious soul and she will be greatly missed. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love from the Danforth girls
Nicki L Keene says
I loved Cheryl very much as I know that all who were lucky enough to call her “friend” did.
She was one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving and fun friend that I have ever known.
Cheryl’s presence will be missed greatly as her life was blessing many other lives.
She was an outstanding daughter and companion to both Shirley and Laura and a very loving aunt to the kids.
I will cherish the fun memories we made together and I will miss her always.
God Bless This Family and God Give Them The Strength to Bear this Loss.
Nicki Keene & Family
Melinda Frechin says
I am so heart broken to hear of Cheryl passing away. I went to high school with her. I pray for her family members during this time. RIP Cheryl
Joyce Smith says
Shirley, I am so very sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I watched her grow to be such beautiful woman. I couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. May God bless you and Laura.
JOy Herman says
Shirley, I am so sorry. We were shocked to hear this news. God Bless You and Laura and Cheryl’s niece and nephews. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Joy Herman, Claire Hoffman, Anne Handcock.
Becky Tiffany says
I am so sorry for your loss! I have known Cheryl since she was 11 and we went on that first King’s Kids trip to Texas. She was always so kind and loving. She will be so missed!
JEFF DRAKE says
My heart is broken over the passing of my dear sister in Christ Cheryl. What a bright shining, unassuming light for Jesus she was. Her church family and biological family are going to miss her greatly! I’m thankful to know I’ll see her again in Heaven some day.
Sharon (Sleeper) Johnson says
Shirley, Laura and family,
So sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter and sister. I know she will be missed so much by those who knew and loved her. I never saw her that she wasn’t wearing that beautiful smile. I am so grateful that she is now in the arms of her loving Savior. God bless and comfort you all.
Pam Markey says
I’m sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a beautiful person inside and out. My words cannot express my heart-felt sympathies. She is with Jesus now, and I know we’ll see her again. Please know my love and sympathy at this time.
Elizabeth Justus says
My heart is so heavy right now. I was in the Singles Focus Group with Cheryl. I often looked forward to coming to class because I knew I would see everyone there but also because Cheryl always had such a beautiful smile and personality. I will truly miss her so much but I am at peace knowing she is with our Beautiful Lord and Savior and I so look forward to seeing them both when it is my turn.
Denise Weiss-Hobbs says
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Cheryl since day one of middle school, she was my first locker partner. lol She will be greatly missed. RIP my friend. ?
Tonya ( Casburn) Owens says
Although we haven’t kept in close touch, I’ve known Cheryl since we were kids. This was such a shock to see and I’ll be praying for the entire family. Cheryl was always so sweet and kind hearted.
David and Rose Stewart says
David and Rose Stewart,
To my dear friend Sheryl, I just want you to know that you are one of the best person I’ve ever meet in our bible class we feel the love care every time our little Daisie came to you and your sister Laura we appreciated how you love care and hugs our Daisie, i remember sometimes I feel so sad and hurt because I have a big problem and you told me I always pray for you you, you gave me a big hugs like a sister and you told me always surrender everything to God, he will take care of you and also your being nice and sweet smile to me and Daisie, I know you are with Jesus in heaven we are going to miss you forever, Love Stewart Family
Cindy Hitchcock says
I was so saddened to hear about Sheryl. She came to Overland Park and played piano for me at First Southern Baptist Church on numerous occasions. She was always thoughtful and faithful. It is such a blessing to know that we’ll meet again in Heaven. Prayers for her friends and dear family.
Bob Carver says
I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I was fortunate enough to get to know Cheryl in our Life Group and through Connection Point Church. One could never meet a more loving and warm hearted individual. While we will miss her, we rest knowing that heaven has welcomed home a saint.
June Gamet says
Shirley- I’m so sorry to see on my cellphone of Cheryl’s passing. I will be remembering you & your family in my prayers.
Warren and Jane Ann Welch says
Laura and Shirley, what a difficult set of thoughts to share in trying to express my sense of love and appreciation for our sweet friendship with your sister and daughter. She was a person of so many talents and gifts with a generous spirit of love and commitment to family, friends, church, her job, and most importantly to her Lord. My life is truly richer for having known and loved her. We have spent many wonderful times together that I will always treasure. I will continue to observe a huge void in our group where her sweet presence now resides in Heaven. Our thoughts, love, and prayers remain with you during these most difficult days ahead.
Jerry Stephens says
The news of Cheryl’s “homegoing” came as quite a shock. In earlier years I had a close relationship with all the Henderson family while at Fairmount Christian. I always admired her sweet spiri and smile, t and her musical talents. I send my love to Shirley, Laura, and all the family.
Michael Wolfe says
Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss! Vivian and I are praying for you all! I know we have not keep close contact but you all have always been in our hearts! Cheryl was such a great friend and great person! I remember all the nights I came over to practice for the youth choir when I was the director. She was such a blessing to me! Your whole family has been a blessing to our family! Blessings. Michael Wolfe
Richard Erlandson says
I am deeply saddened to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I had the sincere pleasure of working with Cheryl at Lindt & Sprungli (North America) Inc. Cheryl always went out of her way to assist others and I owe her a great deal for her mentorship of me. Wishing Cheryl’s family warm condolences during this difficult time. Sending you all my thoughts and prayers.
Sally C. Closson says
Dear Shirley, my sorrow for your loss joins with others. Our children are so precious to us and it’s impossible to express our grief completely when we lose one of them. My prayers for you and your family are for comfort and strength and assurance that Cheryl is at peace and free from pain and disease. May Our Lord be with you and bless you, always.
Joyce Mayfield says
Shirley, Laura there are no words to express my sadness and learning the news of Cheryl’s passing. She and Laura helped so many times with are class reunions both the 40th and the 50th. Their service was invaluable to the success of the event. There are no words that I can say to express how her passing has saddened me.
Georgetta Keith says
We are both deeply saddened by the earthly loss of Cheryl. She was such a giving & lovely person! Our deepest sympathies to Shirley, Laura and all their family. Heaven received a beautiful soul that is healed & singing with the heavenly choir! May God give you the strength & peace for the days ahead until you all re-unite in Heaven?
Tara Boldridge says
To Cheryl’s family, my heartfelt condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Cheryl at Russell Stover. She was an angel here on Earth. Praying for God’s comfort and peace.
Deborah Spurgeon says
So saddened by Cheryl’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories…she was and will continue to be a true angel…I will greatly miss her here at work at Lindt & Sprungli. She was always a bright spot in my day!
Mary Ann Rowe says
My deepest sympathy to your family. I pray the Good Lord will watch over your Mother and Sister. I love your Mom and the years we were in school together. She has been staying close to me this past year as I have had a lot of illness and she has been sending me cards and notes encouraging me which I truly appreciate. ,I pray the Good Lord will give you and your family peace in the coming days. Love you and your family. Mary Ann and Ralph
Tracy Martin says
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Cheryl at Mopub. She was the kindest and most sweetest soul. And so smart.
Her giggle was contagious. RIP my friend. I am sure you will be singing in heavens choir.
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Cheryl. She was such a kind and caring person. She was always sweet. I will be praying for her family. God bless you all.