Cheryl Marie Friesen
Cheryl Marie Friesen, 55, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her residence, in Liberal.
She was born January 3, 1958, at Springfield, IL, to Jack & Joyce (Yard) Whalen. 
She graduated from Girard High School, Girard, IL, in 1976. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1980, with a degree in Special Education. 
She was a teacher at West Middle School, from 1980-86, and at Washington and South Elementary Schools, from 1986-2010. She was a substitute teacher for USD 480 since 2010, and was currently, Director of the Latch-Key program. She was secretary for the KSU Extension Board. She was also active with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, where she served in the nursery department, and as Director of Women’s Ministry. She was also past president of the missionary society. 
She married Donald E. “Don” Friesen, on July 3, 1987, at Meade, KS. He survives. 
Other Survivors include: 1 daughter, Tiffane Friesen Masimbi and husband Nsail, of Tonganoxie, KS; Her parents, Jack and Joyce Whalen, of Girard, IL; 1 brother, David Whalen and wife Pat, of Virden, IL; 1 sister, Linda and husband Mike, of Springfield, IL; Several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, and a sister, Brenda Whalen  
Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30 2013, at First Church of the Nazarene, in Liberal, with Pastor Arlen Ankle, officiating. Burial followed at Graceland Cemetery, in Meade.
Memorial Contributions may be made to, Relay For Life, or KJIL/KHYM, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St., Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences also may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com