Cheryl E. Wonnell, 74, Lawrence, died Sunday, October 17, 2021. Cheryl was born June 28, 1947 in Lawrence, the daughter of Clarence P. and Lucy E. Kell Seaver. She was a 1965 graduate of McLouth High School. She earned Certified Advertising Specialist credentials in 1994 and qualified for her Masters Advertising Specialist in 2007. Cheryl was “Mom” to hundreds of kids from KU. She worked the athlete pass gate for KU for 28 years. She worked at several jobs prior to purchasing her own business , including Commerce Bank, Kansas Geological Survey, the Home Center in Oskaloosa, the Oskaloosa Independent, KLJR Radio and SACS in Eudora. She was the President and Owner of Creative Advertising Inc, a promotional products company since 1987. She represented C&S Direct Advertising, Forrester Smith and she retired while representing Geiger, Inc. Cheryl was active with the KU Baseball team since 1992, serving as the unofficial “Team Mom” and Team Chaplain for three years. She was member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church, KU Baseball Diamond Club, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Promotional Products Association. Her favorite Bible verse was Phillippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me”. She loved her family and friends. Her hobbies were attending KU Baseball games, woodworking and gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Micki and husband, Jamie Prager, and their two children, Taylor and Tyler Prager, her son, Rob and his wife, Sarah Wonnell and their four children, Josiah, Micah, Gavin and Zeke Wonnell. Cheryl was married to Jim Wonnell in 1965, they divorced in 1983.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM, Monday, October 25, 2021 at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at McLouth Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence. Memorials suggested to KU Baseball program or to Lawrence Humane Society in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066.