On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Cheryl Sager, 75, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, left this life to be reunited with her soulmate and other loved ones, as well as many friends whom she has not seen in a very long time. She was born on November 7, 1944, in Clay Center, Kansas, to the late Warren J. Hanson and Gladys E. (Larson) Hanson. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Omer (aka Sager); a son, Loch Sager; a grandson, Zan Gorton; a brother, Derald Hanson; and a sister, Doris (Hanson) Centlivre.
Cheryl was a professional bookkeeper for the first half of her working career, then worked side-by-side with her husband of 47 years in sales, travelling the country, composing church, bank, and credit union directories, for the remainder of her working career. Cheryl was an avid animal lover, often adopting her own pets from local shelters or rescue missions. In her youth she loved to break horses and barrel race, which led to her favorite pastime, watching the PBR Series. She also enjoyed old TV shows, working her cryptograms, and talking on the phone – where you would find her, more often than not, “hunky-dory, fine.” A master cook in the kitchen, she loved sharing her food with others, but not always her complete recipes; however, she would apologize for “forgetting” to disclose an ingredient. She was very proud of her family. Her wit, innocence, knowledge and “old school” ways will be sorely missed by family and friends alike.
Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Shene Klinger and husband CJ, of Fort Smith, Ark.; one sister, Beverly (Hanson) Lapo and husband Gary, of Belleville, Kan.; four grandchildren, Dustin Smith and wife Sara, Damon Smith, Degan Smith, and Darrah Smith, all of Fort Smith, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Sophia Smith, Caiden Smith, Shevelle Smith, all of Fort Smith, Ark., and Madison Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins around the U.S.
Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Private family service will be held at a later date.
Because Cheryl believed ALL animals give unconditional love and enrich the lives of their owners, it is asked that if you wish to honor her memory please send a memorial to the animal shelter/rescue mission of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com