Cheryl Marie Kendrick, age 73, of Shelbina, MO, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her home in Shelbina, MO.
Cheryl was born September 19, 1946, in Shelby County, MO, the daughter of Darrell and Sarah Marie (McElroy) Snider. She was united in marriage with William “Bill” Lee Kendrick on July 4, 1970 in Shelbina, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He survives.
She is survived by her daughter, Mendy Schaefer and husband, Kevin of Shelbina, MO; two granddaughters, Hayden and Rilynn Schaefer; in-laws, Don Kendrick and friend Mary, Becky Thomas, Jim Kendrick and wife Ann, Becky Kendrick, Peggy Boots and husband Randy, and Pat Kendrick; several nieces and nephews; “adopted” daughter, Tasha Gough and her husband Nick and their children, Emerie and Harper; and her sorority sisters and theater family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-dad, Jack Kirby; two sisters, Sharon Utz and infant Patsy; brothers-in-law, Jim Utz, Tom Thomas, and Tom Kendrick; and sister-in-law, Jan Kendrick.
Cheryl was a member of the Shelbina First Christian Church. She also was a member of the Ladybug Garden Club, where she especially enjoyed choosing “Yard of the Month,” and a sister of Beta Sigma Phi. Some of her sorority sisters referred to her as “Madam Pres”.
Cheryl was a member of the Shelbina Arts Council Board for 25 years and served as musical and play assistant stage director for 20 years. She was instrumental in helping actors learn their lines, as well as, coordinating the show on stage during practices and through each performance. Cheryl was often the first audience to see these productions come to life on stage, and she was always there to give the cast cheers and applause. Her sense of humor helped make the long practices fun.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11 am at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina, MO. Visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO. Following the service, burial will be held in the Shelbina Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Shelbina Arts Council, or the Shelby County Senior Citizens.