Cheryl Ann Medders, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. She was born July 8, 1952 to Paul Taloff and Agnes (Brockhaus) Sharp in Oklahoma City, OK.
If you addressed her as Mrs. Medders or ma’am you probably were told that “Cheryl or Your Grace would be fine”. Even though she only had one child (her favorite) many others have called her Mom, Momma, Ma or even Mudder Medders. However, her most common alias was “The Better Medders”. In fact, growing up at bicycling events if I wanted her attention I’d better yell “Cheryl”, otherwise she thought it was someone else’s fricking kid screaming. To say she touched many lives would be an understatement. She was the most loving, understanding, compassionate, volunteer-aholic you could ever meet. Oh, did I leave out ornery? She was most definitely that! As her Facebook cover picture says... “In my defense, I was left unsupervised”. She knew how to love and laugh. If she knew you there was a good chance she would do anything for you or to help you. If Cheryl was involved in “it” then you knew you were in the best hands possible. She liked to cook, but a recipe was never the same twice! It would be some of this and some of that every time after the first time. I can’t tell you the number of “guinea pig” recipes we’ve had over the years! I think her cowboy cookies are known across the land. Yes, we licked the beaters AND she always turned them off first. Playing in the dirt was a past time as well, even if in the more recent years it was to weed a flowerbed only to have the weeds all grow back! She square-danced, rode/lead bicycles across Kansas, went to amusement parks, did puzzles and word-finds, carried mail, drove a VW bug, loved animals, herded cats...I mean Schooner Mates, road on the back of a motorcycle, was able to read doctors hand-writing, liked boy bands, drank margaritas, was quick-witted (“ya think?”), collected Tiffany-style lamps and little shittin’ tables, the list goes on and on. Oh and the fact that she could be stubborn was physically confirmed when her surgeon told us that her skull was thicker than normal. I could not have asked for a better mother and friend to share with the world. There are many things I will miss about you Cheryl, most of all is simply you being you!