July 29, 2022

Cheryle Lynn Montgomery

Cheryle Lynn Montgomery, 75, passed away at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska Tuesday, July 26, 2022 following a brief illness.  She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa January 21, 1947 to Wilfred and Wilma (Wehrhan) Barber.  The family later relocated to northern Missouri.  Cheryle was a graduate of Greentop, Missouri High School in 1965 and married Gerald L. Montgomery March 24, 1968.  The couple had one daughter, Stacey born October 27, 1972.

She was employed in different occupations throughout her life including a telephone switchboard operator with the Kirksville, Missouri telephone company and a book-keeper with the First National Bank of Kirksville. Most notable, was her time spent as a Case Manager with the Regional Intervention Program in Nashville, Tennessee where she provided valuable assistance to parents of preschool children with various disabilities.  Most recently, Cheryle was employed as a sales clerk with Barb’s Hallmark in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She really enjoyed various crafts, particularly making greeting cards and sharing them with her numerous friends and family.  She was a terrific wife and fabulous mother, devoting much of her energy in caring for her special needs daughter.

Cheryle is survived by her husband and daughter, both of Lincoln, one brother, Lonny of rural Greentop, Missouri, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

An informal family gathering will be at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street in Lincoln between 6:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3.   Memorials may be given to Autism Society Nebraska, which may be accessed by the following link: ASN Donation Page – Autism Society (


  1. Fly high, Cheryle! We never met, but we formed a friendship as a result of Ruby Strawn’s death, 13 years ago. I am sorry that I didn’t know that you were sick. I send prayers & healing for your family. You, you are in the best place one could possibly be. In the arms of love.

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Much love,

  2. I went to school with Cheryle at Greetop. Enjoyed our time. Prayers for Gerald and family.

  3. Cheryle was my sister-in-law, married to my youngest brother. Cheryle was always poised and had a smile on her face. I remember Cheryle most from her varied interests and her ability to organize. Cheryle had it all in order, from family photos, and family lineage, to what we are celebrating. Cheryle’s interest varied from eating alligator in Louisiana to browsing antique stores in Washington.
    Cheryle, you were an outstanding wife, an awesome mother and always ready to be a friend.
    What pleasant moments we have for memory.

  4. Cheryle and I were best friends all four years of high school . We spent many happy times together and stood up with each other when we got married, She will be missed by all who knew her. Gerald , you and Stacey are in our prayers.

  5. Many great memories growing up in northeast Missouri with Gerald and Cheryle as a neighbor and classmates.

    My sincere condolences and wishing Gerald and family the best possible in times such as this.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    • I loved Cheryle very much. She was always so sweet to me. I enjoyed playing with Stacey growing up. Her family made you feel loved. She was a beautiful, warm, giving, sweet Aunt. I just found out about her passing. I know she will always be missed 😢 I also know her love carried on to an even better place ❤ Tami

  6. Cheryle if you are looking down at all of the comments sent, you have to know how much you meant to many people. You are missed by all and I hope you save a place for me when I leave this world. We can take another ride like we did when we were young.
    Gerald, may God be with you and Stacey in your time of grief and to help you get through your hours of sadness, pain and loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both.
    God bless you, Anita and Jody

    • I loved Cheryle very much, I was unaware of here passing. I would have been there. She was always so sweet to me. Wonderful, beautiful Aunt. I enjoyed playing with my cousin, Stacey growing up. The entire family always made me feel loved being near them. She will be missed 😢 💔 I know her love went on to an even better place though ❤ love always, Tami


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