Cherie Lee Stephey, of Wichita, died Monday (May 25, 2009) at Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Downing and Lahey Mortuary East in Wichita.


Cherie Lee Stephey, of Wichita, died Monday (May 25, 2009) at Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia.

Cherie was born on April 18, 1957, to Richard and Barbara Stephey. Cherie and her family moved to Newton in 1965, where she attended junior high and high school.

Cherie attended Wichita State University and served in the National Guard. Cherie was curious about the world and loved to read, something she did everyday.

She is survived by her parents; daughter, Tara Coleman of Manhattan; sons, David Coleman of Topeka and Robert Donaldson of Fall River; siblings, Richard W. Stephey of Roswell, N.M., Sandy Morgan of Emporia, Diana Nottingham of Wichita and Robin Carmichael of Wichita; grandson, Malicai; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Steven Donaldson.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Downing and Lahey Mortuary East in Wichita.

Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.