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Cheryl Steward

Cheryl A. Steward, age 70,  of Florence passed away Dec. 16, 2016, surrounded by the love of her family, at Wesley Medical Center of Wichita.

She was born Dec. 2, 1946, at El Dorado, the daughter of Frederick and Sarah (Martindale) Hill.

She was a graduate of Leon High School.

On Aug. 6, 1962, she was united in marriage to Roger Steward. Their marriage was blessed with five children.

Cheryl was a homemaker. She had also worked as a waitress and as a store clerk. She volunteered at the Florence Library and helped with the Harvey House Museum and various other Florence community events.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Steward, of Florence; her sons Scott Steward and wife, Deb, of Marion and Eric Steward of Manhattan; her daughters Cindy Becker and husband, Calvin, of El Dorado, Suzanne Robinson and husband, Sid, of Florence, and Christi Sigel and husband, Jake, of Marion; siblings Sam Hill of Mariposa, California, Jim Hill of Minnesota, Virginia West of El Dorado, Rosalie Hatfield of Bel Plaine, and Sue Hill of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Marion Community Center.

Memorial funds have been established in her honor for the Florence Library and the Marion rec softball and baseball program. Online Condolences may be left at

Last modified Jan. 5, 2017