Cheryl K. Arnwine, 75, Independence, Kansas passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Independence, Kansas. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at The First United Methodist Church with Reverend Melanie Adam Officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory. Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church and may be left with the Chapel.
Cheryl was born April 27, 1940 in Hampton, Iowa to Charles and Hilma (Mumaw) Early. She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1958. She attended and graduated from Emporia State University in 1962. She taught high school Home Economics in USD#402 Augusta, Ks and then at Turner USD#202 in Kansas City, KS. She obtained her Master's degree from Pittsburg State University in 1984, the same year she began teaching Spanish at USD#436, Caney, KS. She completed her career there in 2002.
On March 14, 1987 Cheryl married James Arnwine in Independence, Kansas.
Cheryl has been an active member of the United Methodist Church since 1968. She is also a member of P.E.O., D.A.R., Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She contributed much of her spare time to the community through Neewollah and various other civic organizations.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband James Arnwine of the home, six children, Michael Osborn, Fort Collins, CO; Erin and husband Thomas P. Glover, Kansas City, MO; Frank and wife Cheryl Arnwine, Overbrook, KS; Carla and husband Michael Murray, Independence, KS; Elaine and husband Andrew Hood, Oklahoma City, OK; Melony Appleby, Sugar Land, TX; one brother Stephen and wife Susan Early, Crestwood, KY. She adored her twelve grandchildren Kristin Murray, Matson Murray, Tara and husband Adam Hollar, Emily Hood, Carter Hood, Jessica Arnwine, Chandler Appleby, Chase Appleby, Avery Glover, Emerson White, Hayden Glover, and Maddy White.
Arrangements by Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory