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Cheri Stott - October 27, 2011


?Cheri Lea (Van Meer) Stott was born June 30, 1970, in Denver, Colo. She died at her home on Oct. 15, 2011, in Lincoln, Neb. Cheri attended grade school in Imperial, Fairfield and Eagle, Neb. She attended junior and sen­ior high school in Lincoln, Neb. Cheri received her GED at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
?Cheri was baptized as a child in Lincoln and re-baptized at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb. Cheri grew up in Colorado, Louisiana, Utah and Nebraska. Cheri met her husband, Lloyd Stott, in Lincoln and the two married at the Church of Christ in Lincoln on Jan. 12, 1989. Three children were born to their marriage: Tiffanee, was born in Lincoln; Dominique and Tory, were both born in Imperial. A grandson, Leon, was born to a very proud grandmother called “Nana.”
?The Stott family lived in Lincoln, McCook and Imperial. They moved back to Lincoln about a year ago. Cheri worked at the McCook Community Hospital in housekeeping. Cheri received her CNA and Med Aide Certificates and worked at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home 13 years. Cheri was very caring and compassionate to the people she cared for and would get angry if others acted otherwise.
?Cheri was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer in 1999, when Tory was an infant. After having reconstructive surgery on her left foot and a year of chemotherapy, Cheri continued to work because she wanted her children to know you could work even if you are disabled. Cheri continued to work until she was physically unable; this saddened Cheri greatly.
?Cheri was a great yard-saler; a passion she shared with her “gramma” Johnnie Leach. Rain, snow, sleet or hail if there were yard sales you’d see her there. Cheri loved to fish but fishing with her was always a challenge! If you stood near her you had to be totally silent or, “the fish might not bite.” Cheri was a compassionate and loving woman. She’d speak her mind but could also be very tender. Cheri could be tough as nails yet cry easily at times. She was always available whenever any friends needed help, even if it was 2 a.m. Cheri had an extreme love of animals and would’ve run a humane society at her home if she could have! Cheri had a wicked sense of humor and an infectious laugh.
?Cheri is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlie and Johnnie Leach; father-in-law, Harold Stott; brother-in-law, Wayne Stott; cousins, Dick Creveling and Brad Grantham; uncles, Dick Leach and Tommy Leach.
?Survivors include husband, Lloyd; children, Tiffanee, Dominique and Tory Stott; grandson, Leon; mother, Janette (Leach) Rivers of Imperial; sister, Marjie Buls and husband, Dean, also of Imperial; mother-in-law, Pat Stott; sisters-in-law, Melinda Davis, Julie Stott and Teresa Stott; nieces, Ashley-Ann Donnar and husband, William, Brittney Smith and husband, Sterling, Promise Stott, Stephanie Milbourn, Hannah Stott and Megan Davis; nephews, Joshua Reichard, Kevin Davis and Steven Stott.
?Cheri was a “special” aunt to Jeremiah and Zachary Buls and Jacob Duffy. She was a “special” sister to Jessie Murillo, Corinna Buls, Angel Cain and Tracey Lacey.
?Cheri’s children, grandson, husband, mother, sister, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends meant the world to her! Family and friends were something she truly cherished! Cheri will be truly missed.
She passed away on Oct. 15, 2011, in Lincoln.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. at Crossroads Wesleyan Church, Imperial, Neb. with Pastor Todd Burpo officiating.
Casketbearers were Kevin Andersen, William Donnar, Joshua Reichard, Dean Buls, Jeremiah Buls and Jacob Duffy.
Honorary casketbearers were Abraham Ramos, Art Creveling, Paul Hall and Lyle Grantham.
There will be a private family inurnment.
?A memorial has been established in Cheri’s memory.
?Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.