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Cheryl Denise Ferree, age 65, of Kalamazoo, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice surrounded by family. She was born May 13, 1952 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Clarence & Nedra (Capps) Cravens.

Cheryl had worked as a Registered Nurse in cardiovascular services at Borgess and Bronson Hospitals for many years. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Cheryl was preceded in death by both of her parents. 
She is survived by her longtime companion, Charles Anderson; her sons, Rob (Kristie) Ferree, of Colorado, and Cliff (Tina) Ferree, of Portage; grandchildren, Alyssa, Kaylee, Brock and Brittany; brother, Shane Cravens; and sister, Sabrina Luke. 

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on December 30th from 12-3 P.M. at Niko’s Landing, 5852 King Hwy., Kalamazoo, 49048. 

Contributions in memory of Cheryl may be directed to The Devoted Barn, or Kalamazoo Animal Rescue. Cheryl would be proud to donate to either.

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Cheryl’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:
Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Judi Toth Russell on December 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Was so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s untimely passing. Prayers for peace and healing for you all. I remember all the wonderful times we spent on Sterling Road riding horses, playing and also getting into a little trouble now and then. She will be missed.

  2. Jennifer Burkett on December 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    My last memory of Cheryl was running into her and Sabrina at the horse show in Richland. I worked with Cheryl for many years and she was a huge mentor at work and in life. She will be missed by me.

  3. Tina and Doug Fuller on December 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sabrina, Shane and family,
    We were shocked and saddened to read about the passing of Cheryl. She had such joy inside of her and we know she will be sorely missed. We hope you can find some peace in all the wonderful memories she leaves behind.

  4. BENJAMIN HOUCHEN on December 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm


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  6. Bob Bennett on December 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Cheryls presence will be greatly missed in our family but her memory and spirit will be forever with us.

  7. Isabelle Smith on December 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Cheryl was one of the sweetest people I know. She made me feel like an old friend the first time I met her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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