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Cheryl K. Donaldson, 63, of Wayland, passed away on Saturday, March 24 from a short battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00AM at Green Mound Church of God in Wayland, Iowa, with Pastor Nancy Balldosier offciating. Visitation will be held Friday, March 30 from 4 – 7 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland. Cheryl will be cremated following visitation. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County.
Cheryl was born January 23, 1955, the daughter of Glenn and Wilma (Arbogast) Sinn in Washington County, Iowa. She attended school in Brighton and Washington. Cheryl lived in Brighton, then the Mt. Pleasant area, and spent the last 10 years in rural Wayland. She was married to Edward M. Polton on June 26, 1971, they had three children: Tracie, Krista and Todd. Cheryl and Ed later divorced. Cheryl married Larry B. Donaldson on May 29, 1999 at Cottonwood Church in Wayland, Iowa. She worked for HON Industries for 15 years, then did direct sales until retiring due to her health. Cheryl loved spending time with her family, gardening, bird watching, going to garage sales, flea markets and auctions. She also loved watching old movies with Larry.
Survivors include her husband Larry, Cheryl's children: Tracie (Bob), Krista (Ron), Todd (Tracy), she was also blessed with four step children: Heather (Luke) Applegate, Denise (Matt) Wheelock, Rebekah Donaldson, Jeremy Donaldson, one brother Chuck (Janice) Sinn, one sister Terri (Larry) Essary, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and her grandchildren: Samantha (Cody) Bittner, Steven Bittner, Jonathan Gerleman, Toben Polton, Carter Schmidt Polton, Tytan Polton, Kayleigh and Hannah Applegate, Timothy, Madeleine, Henry and Brendan Wheelock, Charlize Garrett, Behren Donaldson and Juniper Malott. Cheryl was also blessed with seven great grandchildren: Khloe, Evan, David, Londyn, Liliana, Jesse and Allia.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Saundra Shafer, Patricia Talley, her grandparents, a niece, a nephew, a son-in-law David, and her mother-in-law Elsie Campbell.
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So sorry to hear this, you have my sympathy, Chuck and Janice. Remember you all from Brighton, and have good memories of you all.
Rosanne Blosser Rogers Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM
I remember Brighton and you guys living next to the ball park so sorry for your loss Brenda Harris Lisk Ragen
Brenda Ragen Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM
Our hearts ache for your loss. Our prayers go out to Cheryl's loved ones. Randall and Tami Jeffries
Randall and Tami Jeffries Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM
You will be missed the most loving and kindest women I know love you
Alyson Tuggle Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry so for your loss, thoughts and prayer to all the family. Tom and Kim Gerleman
tom gerleman Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM
My heart and hugs go out to your family, so very sorry for your loss.
Shannon Vass Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM
RIP Cheryl...I have many great childhood memories.....much love and prayers to family. Jacque and ShermTaylor
Jacque (Arbogast) Taylor Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM
Rick and Tracy Laws
Rick and Tracy Laws Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM
Grammy, what are we going to do without you? She was such an important woman in our lives. I always liked to call her our go to woman. It always seemed like she had an answer for everything. She was the glue that kept our family together. She will never be forgotten and will be forever missed. I love you so much Grammy xoxo
Sammie Jo Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM
For my dear beautiful sister I miss you so and love you more.
Terri Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM