Cheryl MacPherson, 62

Cheryl Diane MacPherson, age 62, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday evening, Nov. 30, 2012, at Three Rivers Health Hospital emergency room in Three Rivers.

She was born Nov. 12, 1950, in Sturgis, Mich., daughter of the late Frederick W. and June (Blackburn) MacPherson.

Cheryl resided her entire life in Sturgis.

She had been employed by Midwest Tool, Wendy’s and the Shell Station all in Sturgis and she also worked as a waitress, but the job that she took true pride and joy in doing was the raising of her seven children.

As a child she attended the Sturgis Salvation Army and at that time had a dream of becoming a Salvation Army officer. She was currently an active member of the Christian Fellowship Center in Sturgis where she was involved with Celebrate Recovery. Cheryl enjoyed reading, cooking and going to Wal-Mart where it seemed she knew nearly every person in the store. Cheryl had hobbies and involvements but what was always most important to her was her family. She cherished each of them and considered it a real blessing having them in her life.

She is survived by six daughters, Stephanie (Shawn) Marbaugh of Sturgis, Alisha (Pat) Rodgers of Sturgis, Darlene (Kevin Edwards) Burch of Three Rivers, Carol Burch of Battle Creek, Jill (Howard) Keith of Newberry and Mary Seady of Kalamazoo; one son, A.J. (Jeni) Burch of Sturgis; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; four sisters: Jacqueline (Frank) Poley-Gilhams of Sturgis, Margo (Robert) Hooley of Sturgis, Barbara (the Rev. Vernon) Crandall of Vicksburg and Darlene (William) Gest of Sturgis; sister-in-law, Julie MacPherson of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John MacPherson; husband, James Lock; and one granddaughter, Heather Stephanie Chapman.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Fellowship Center, 201 North St., in Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Cheryl MacPherson will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Revs. Glenn Middleton and Stephen Middleton will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses c/o: Stephanie Marbaugh, 430 Center St., Sturgis, MI 49091.

The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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