Cheryl Long

August 1945
June 2024


Cheryl Marie Long, 78, of Glendale, Arizona passed away after her battle with Cancer. The loss of her was fast, unexpected, and a great sorrow. Cheryl was born August 17th, 1945 to Luther Edward Anderson Sr and Edith Maxine Fisher in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She graduated from Southeastern Illinois Community College with a certification in Secretarial management. She began working as a phone operator and secretary for Saline County Human Services in 1965 in Harrisburg Illinois. She eventually became a case worker. In 2002, after 37 years she retired to spend time with her granddaughter who was on the way. She enjoyed reading and learning about anything. She was an avid history buff and no one could beat her at trivial pursuit. She was loving and never judged others. She enjoyed traveling when she could. She loved learning about genealogy and spent many years learning her ancestry. She enjoyed puzzle books, shopping, and spending time with her grandkids and daughter. She is survived by her loving daughter Angela Keliihoomalu and son-in-law John, grandchildren Liv Keliihoomalu, Briar Winkleman, and Keoni Keliihoomalu IV. Her loving pups Kekoa and Damara miss her greatly. She is survived by her sister Mrs. Barbara (Howard) O'Neil of Blue Springs, MO, and her brother Luther "Bud" Edward Anderson Jr (Kate) of Austin, TX. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, best friend Darlene Hemmerick, Niece Rhonda O'Neil, brother-in-law Howard O'Neil, sister-in-law Kate Anderson, and sister-in-law Eleanor Anderson. Cheryl was a very quiet and reserved woman. Her daughter took her on an adventure, moving across the country to Arizona 8 years ago. She enjoyed the trip and laughed the whole way. She has always been brave. She loved hard and never stopped. She smiled and accepted her fate with each Cancer battle. She always worried about her family and friends. She was loved and will be deeply missed. A wish of hers was to see Hawaii, though sadly she never got the chance. Per her wishes she wants to be cremated and her ashes scattered in Hawaii. She knew that her donation would help others.

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