Cheryl J. Drysdale, 70 of Gladstone, Michigan died peaceful Monday evening at her daughter’s home after a long hard fought battle with cancer. She was formerly of West Salem, OH. Cheryl was surrounded by her family and an OSF Hospice aide at the time of her passing.
Cheryl was born March 5, 1949 in Painesville the daughter of Theo and Grace (Clark) McKee.
She married the love of her life Daniel Drysdale on July 28, 1984. He sadly preceded her in death on October 2, 2012. Cheryl graduated in 1967 from Nordonia High School. She worked for Cyrus Eaton Farm where she served as a cook. She drove a parts truck for the Union Steel Workers, she was the first female ticket agent at the Colosseum and also served as a union steward. Cheryl also worked in janitorial services for the state hospital. After marrying Dan she worked at MciIvaine’s John Deere stores in Wooster and Ashland, and then they opened their own business.
Cheryl and her late husband owned and operated D & C Tractor Repair in West Salem. This was not only a business, but was a big part of their lives. They viewed the farming community as family.
She was a member of Truth Baptist Church. Cheryl was a storyteller, avid Gladstone Brave and Cleveland Indian fan. Her hobbies included fishing, ground hog hunting, and crocheting. Cheryl “Grandma Peaches” had a magnetic personality that attracted people young and old. You could always find Cheryl surrounded by friends and family. She would go out of her way help anyone who needed it and offer humorous stories or quotes to lighten the mood. Her infectious laughter will be missed.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Talberg of Minnesota and Brenda (Todd) Crow of Gladstone, Michigan, step children, Charlotte (Mike) Slarb of Wooster, Annette (Curtis) Tinney of Canton and Deborah Merrill of Houston, Texas, grandchildren, Sonora, Kameryn and Brock Tinney, Maxwell and Jackson Merrill, Dillon, Luke and Scarlett Talberg and Jared and Megan Crow, brother, Timothy (Joy) McKee of Northfield, sisters, Barbara Kovarik of Massillon and Beverly (Ed) Mikolay of Hudson.
Her parents and husband, Daniel, died previously.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Truth Baptist Church, 12457 North Elyria Road, West Salem with Pastor Donald Thompson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at the church. Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem is assisting the family. We would like to thank the Skradski Funeral Home in Michigan for assisting with the funeral arrangements. For family and friends in Michigan, there will be a memorial gathering in December at our annual Christmas party to celebrate the life of Cheryl aka “Grandma Peaches”. Those who wish to share a memory or make an online condolence may do so by visiting mattesonfh.com
In lieu of flowers Cheryl asked for monetary gifts to be sent to one of the following near and dear to her heart: Truth Baptist Church, 12457 North Elyria Road, West Salem, Ohio 44287; OSF Hospice, 901 North Lincoln Road Escanaba, MI 49829; or Delta County Cancer Alliance 3430 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.
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