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Cheryl A. Straker

November 24, 1945 - April 19, 2021

Burial Date April 22, 2021

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Cheryl A. (Joseph) Straker, age 75, passed away at 11:27 am Monday, April 19, 2021, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center with her family by her side.

Cheryl was born November 24, 1945 in Lima, OH, to the late Ellis and Ruth (Sowers) Joseph. On April 18, 1964 she married the love of her life, Ronald A “Ron” Straker who preceded her in death on January 14, 2011.

Cheryl is a graduate of Lima Senior High School. She worked as a dental assistant for over 38 years, having worked for Dr. Dugan and Dr. Clemens. Cheryl enjoyed bowling, gardening and playing cards. She was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Wapakoneta and especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Daniel A. (Melinda) Straker, Douglas A. Straker and Melissa A. (Joseph) Dean; four grandchildren, Derick Dean, Darin Dean, Skyler Straker and Brooke Baxter; great-grandson, Kayden Baxter; two sisters-in-law, Vada Straker and Joann Joseph and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Baxter; two brothers, Gene (Beverly) Joseph and Glen Joseph; four sisters, Betty (George) Kelly, Elinor “Peg” Kerzee, Phylis (William) Harman, Virginia “Darlene” (Melvin) Fowler and a brother-in-law, Kenneth C. Straker.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Friday, April 23, 2021, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Pastor Gary Bragg will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, April 22, at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 W. North Street, Lima, Ohio 45805 or Harvest Baptist Church, 1301 Navajo Trail, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.


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