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Whitewater Community Church (formerly the Swiss Church)
Tuesday May 18th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Winfield Church of Christ
Wednesday May 19th, 2021

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Winfield Church of Christ
Wednesday May 19th, 2021

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Cheri Dawn Cantrell

Cheri’s life began on November 11, 1970 the daughter of Charles “Bill” and Elizabeth “Dianne” (Poland) Buggeln in Ransom, Kansas. She graduated from Augusta Kansas High, Class of 1989, received her associates degree from York College in York, Nebraska and attended classes at Oklahoma Christian. She married Charles “Chuck” Cantrell on March 17, 2016 in Winfield. She was a member of Winfield Church of Christ, loved her children, enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch, word games, movies on Lifetime and collecting pens, purses, and roosters.


Her loving family includes her husband, Chuck of the home, daughters, Teri and Lexi Lech and Abby Cantrell; sons, Eli and Lane Cantrell all of Winfield; parents, Bill and Dianne Buggeln of Augusta; brothers and their wives, Eric and Shannon Buggeln of Carthage, New York, Evan and Jaclyn Buggeln of Edmond, Oklahoma; sister and her husband, Michelle and Albert Bair of Pratt, Kansas; many nieces and nephews.


Cheri passed away peacefully into her Savior’s arms on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the age of 50, after a courageous battle with Covid 19.


Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. both at Winfield Church of Christ, 1113 Country Club Road, Winfield. Following the funeral, she will be laid to rest in the Isabel Cemetery in Isabel, Kansas at 3:00 p.m.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Winfield Church of Christ in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Cheri at www.ymzfh.com



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Bill and Dianne,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of comfort for you and the family.

Terri Blackston

Terri Blackston May 31 2021 12:00 AM

I have only known Cheri for a couple of years, working with her at the middles school When ever I would see her she always had a beautiful smile.
My heartfelt condolences for all and may God be with you.

Bobbie Carr

Bobbie Carr May 18 2021 12:00 AM

To Bill & Dianne, sincere & deepest condolences to your family. I pray you feel God comforting through this time.

Phyllis Brewer May 18 2021 12:00 AM

What a bright light Cheri was to this world. She had the most beautiful smile (perfect mix of Bill and Dianne's smiles). How blessed we were to know her and watch her grow into the beautiful person she became. Prayers to all who knew and loved her.

Brett/Karin Steele May 18 2021 12:00 AM

You will always be my very best friend! I still can't believe you are gone. So many fun memories of time spent with you. Lots of laughter, tears, I love you's, I miss you's, joy, heartache. You & I were always there to pick each other up, brush each other off and start again! I'm so very thankful that God brought us together at Augusta High School in 1985. You were the 1st & only person that spoke to me all day and as the new kid there, I was so relived to have a friend! We have been through it all together. I will miss you so very much....I will love you forever. You better be at the pearly gates waiting for me :) haha!
Lots of love forever and always,

Margo Kidd Fields May 17 2021 12:00 AM

In so many ways Cheri felt like a big sister. I was so lucky to be welcomed Into the fold of the Buggeln family when we moved to El Dorado. While I would run around with Michelle and Evan, there'd always be stories about what Cheri was up to.

Life has taken us separate ways, but the Buggeln family and Cheri always hold a special place. You are all in my prayers as you navigate life with Cheri gone far too soon.

Much love to all of those who loved and we're loved by Cheri.

Amy (Burr) Packer May 17 2021 12:00 AM

I love you so much my sweet wife I miss you everyday I miss our talks hugs kisses.I miss joking around with you you where and will always be in my heart on my mind.Fate brought us back to each other after all those years. I knew the first time I meet you I was going to marry you one day. I just wish we had more time with each other grow old together travel I love you so much

Chuck May 16 2021 12:00 AM

36 years was not near long enough to call you BFF! Summers could never come quickly enough to be back together at church camp! Letters back & forth all these years gave way to texts, calls, visits, & messages. WE always were able to pick right back up where we left off but we were always connected heart, mind, & soul. Through many laughs, troubled tears, blessed times we were there shouldering together but never alone. Cheri, I dont know life without you & gonna miss you terribly. You did it! You gained the ultimate reward! Legacy left to those of us who remain & remember you life! Love you more & I mean it! BFF Susan Rutherford Bush (Texas & Kansas couldnt separate us but Heaven has for a time my beloved friend). Much love to Chuck, who adored you, Teri & Lexi, your joy, & your parents & siblings.

Susan Rutgerford Bush May 16 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Mrs. Cheri lech when she lived in Texas and she was a Member At MacArthur Park Church Of Christ. I loved Mrs. Cheri lech and I love her Ex- Husband Mr. Steve Lech and Her Daughters Teri and Lexi Lech.

Kathryn Ransleben May 16 2021 12:00 AM

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