Cheryl Ann Myers


September 23, 1943 - November 24, 2016


Cheryl Ann Baldwin was born September, 23, 1943, in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Irene (Seeman) and Roger Baldwin of Mitchell.  Cheryl was a story teller extraordinaire.  She relished a good story, shared it with her students and invited them to tell stories too.  For 30 years, Cheryl made words come alive for students at Mitchell High School; one of those teachers you always remember.   With humor and wit, she taught us all about celebrating life. 

Cheryl was a full time Mom to her three sons, Michael, Jason, and Seth, and Grandma to their children.  She cheered them all on at tons of baseball games and other school events.  Her “goonies” as she called her grandchildren, frequently sought her counsel and attention. 

She and her husband of 48 years, Jim Myers, enjoyed working on rodeo activities.  Her western garb was notorious.  She was a member of P.E.O. and a judge for local speech contests.  She loved collecting, seeking out antique glass and porcelain, and a good story at one of the many sales she attended.  Her favorite holiday was Halloween and the costumes she put together for the family were creative.  After retirement, she and Jim loved their winters in Mesa, AZ.    

Cheryl is survived by her husband, James Roland Myers, and sons: Jason Roger Myers, Seth Andrew (Caroline) Myers, both of Mitchell, and son, Michael James (Grace) of Surprise, AZ; and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Bonnie Kasten of Scottsdale, AZ, Linda Baldwin incent) O’Hern of Madison, WI; and her sister-in-law, Pam Durst of Brookings, SD; her grandchildren include: Adelina and Gavin Myers, Surprise, AZ, Madeleine Macleod, Aiden and Alyse Myers, Emma Feldman, Piper and Kirby Myers, all of Mitchell.  She is also survived by her nephew, Erick (Teri) Durst of St. Paul MN.    

She was preceded in death by her parents. 


Memorials for Cheryl can be made to the Mitchell Community Scholarship Fund, 821 North Capital Street, Mitchell, SD 57301.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Amy (Pollreisz) Dummer on December 4, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Myer's family. She was a great teacher. I loved having her in 11th grade Creative Writing class in 1997. Prayers to her family.
Posted by Pat Economos on November 29, 2016
Cheryl was truly unique and one of a kind. Everyone loved being around her and she made everyone feel special. She was a great friend and classmate.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on November 29, 2016
We send our Condolences in the passing of your beloved, Cheryl Myers, Wife & Mother, & a friend to all. We will all miss her in our own loving ways. May the Memories of you life with her bring you Peace & Comfort all these days. Prayers coming your way.
Posted by Joe Kobes on November 28, 2016
Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Chreryl's passing. I had heard through Gary Grohs and Don Lueken that she was not doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys. I am sure you had 48 years of good times being together . . . that. in itselfi is a real accomplishment in todays times! Joe Kobes
Posted by Jackie (Streetman) Austin on November 28, 2016
Fond memories of Cheryl from our early Congregational Church days, and her joy of life and exuberance that she shared with everyone. She and Jim were classmates of my late sister Georgi. Condolences to her family.
Posted by Diane suhr on November 27, 2016
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a great teacher.
Posted by Jackie Clark Christiansen on November 27, 2016
I had Cheryl in high school in 1973-1974. I absolutely HATED READING. She was THE TEACHER, that turned that around for me. Now I like to read, and I do alot of it. God Bless her. Condolences to her family. As far as I'm concerned, I will always remember her...every time I grab a book.
Posted by Mark Grove on November 27, 2016
Please accept my sincere sympathies.
Posted by Richard & Mary Goudy on November 27, 2016
Jim and family. Sorry for your loss. She was so much fun to visit with. Take care.
Posted by Steve & Vicki Heimsoth on November 27, 2016
Cheryl was a true joy to know, always fun, honest and to the point. She was an amazing educator and we feel fortunate to have known her Our deepest sympathies..
Posted by doug metcalf on November 27, 2016
Jim: I am saddened by your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
Posted by Jim Hanno on November 27, 2016
Sorry for your loss Jim. Please accept my Condolences.
Posted by Lorali Hagge on November 26, 2016
Classmate of Jim and Cheryl's. Prayers to you and family Jim.
Posted by Barbara Cunningham Opp on November 25, 2016
So sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Jim.
Posted by Nancy Wagner on November 25, 2016
Cheryl was a dear friend of many years. She was talented, creative and caring. I shall miss her.
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