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Cheryl Mathias, 1953-2020

Cheryl G. "Cheri" Mathias, 67, of Winter Haven passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Good Shephard Hospice in Auburndale.

She was born March 13, 1953 in Springfield, OH to the late Charles and Norma Green; she came here from Ohio in 1972. Cheri was a retired educator for the Polk County School Board and Warner University. She had a two master's degrees in reading and curriculum. She was very passionate about education and focused her vacations on it, and helped many others become teachers. Cheri had a Christian spirit and was a member of South Lake Wales Church of God. She loved all of her grandchildren.

Cheri was preceded in death by her sister, Dori Green Harris. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, John E. Mathias; daughters, Amanda Ivancevich (Danny) of Lakeland, and Angela Mathias (fiancé Peter Genao) of Winter Haven; and grandchildren, Nichole, Christian, Natalie, April, Anna, Logan, Julia, and Abby.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at South Lake Wales Church of God with Pastor Chad Tingley and Dr. Joe Mattox officiating.


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