Cherri Lee Oberhelman, 76, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the age of 76. She was born December 11, 1938 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to J B Bowers and Donnah Cox Bowers. Cherri was a graduate of Heidelburg High School in Germany and attended Washburn University. She married Kenneth Alan Oberhelman on September 3, 1960, and resided in rural Topeka until 1995, when the couple retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas. Cherri immensely enjoyed her retirement, spending much time with friends and family, as well as traveling with her husband. She was active with her many friends in quilting and painting, and enjoyed these friendships as a member of The Calico Cut-Ups, The Famous Painters, Stitch N Bitch, and the Welcome Club. Additionally, she enjoyed being part of the Natural State Model A Club with Kenneth.
Cherri is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kendall and Kimberly Oberhelman of McKinney, TX and Don and D.D. Oberhelman of Avila Beach, CA; two granddaughters, Kassidy and Karly of McKinney, TX; and her brother and sister-in-law, J B and Sharon Bowers of Scottsdale, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth (2009).
A Cremation is planned. A graveside memorial celebration will be held 9:00 a.m., August 10, 2015 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, KS.
Memorials may be made to Mission Valley FFA, 12913 Mission Valley Road, Eskridge, KS 66423.