Friday, May 29, 2009

Cheryl J. Metzger (May 5, 1933 - May 28, 2009)

Cheryl Metzger, 76, of Arcanum, died peacefully Thursday evening, May 28, 2009 surrounded by her family at the Brethren Retirement Community. Mrs. Metzger was born in Arcanum on May 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara (Rismiller) Harter. She loved traveling and enjoyed having a good time. Cheryl was an avid golfer and played on several traveling leagues. When she was younger she was a trend setter by becoming one of the area's first female school bus drivers. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Ithaca. Mrs. Metzger was preceded in death by her son-in-law David Leesman. Cheryl is survived by her husband Ben Metzger, whom she married Oct 6, 1951; Daughters Linda Leesman of Dayton and Terri Miller and husband John of Greenville; Grandson Austin Miller and Granddaughter Ashton Miller both of Greenville; and Sister Patricia Rench of Dayton. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Joene Herr and Pastor Rollie Rench officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 to 4 PM at the funeral home. The Family suggests memorial contributions to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Dr. G100, Dayton, OH 45449, or St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Ithaca, Ohio 45304.

Kreitzer Funeral Home