Scrivens, Cheryl A.

Cheryl A. Scrivens (nee Thacker) passed away on December 9, 2018, after a long illness.  She was born April 28, 1948 in Berea, Ohio to the late Robert and Virginia (nee Matelski) Thacker.  She is survived by her loving husband Dale E. Scrivens; daughters Kimberly Scrivens, Kristi (Patrick) Ritchie, Kathleen Scrivens; grand-daughters Miranda Scrivens, Raven Scrivens; grandsons Declan and Macintyre Ritchie; sisters Nancy Taylor (nee Thacker), Karen Brown and brother Ken Brown II.  Cheryl was the grand-daughter of the late George and Josephine Matelski (nee Jocke) and Art (Pappy) and Hazel (nee Knoll) Thacker.

Cheryl was a 1966 graduate of Berea High School, attended Kent State University and worked at Union Commerce Bank in Berea and Kohl’s in Medina.

Cheryl was a crafty individual who offered ceramic classes in her home during the late 1980s and 1990s and shared her talent at local craft shows.  She was known for her ceramic holiday pieces, particularly her Christmas Santa figurines and nativity sets which highlighted her artistry.

Funeral services will be private.

Contributions may be made in Cheryl’s honor to Smile Train, an organization with the vision to ensure every child born with a cleft lip and palate can lead a full and productive life.  Smile Train donations can be made at  Donations may also be made to Hospice of Medina County 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, Ohio 44256.


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  1. Cheryl “Mimi” was not just my mom but many things to many people. In addition to being a mother, she was a wife, a sister, a daughter, a niece, a cousin, an aunt, a granddaughter, a coworker, and a friend to many. She also loved her pets through the years and most recently her golden doodle Charlie.
    While working in the banking industry mom’s coworker introduced her brother- a handsome, devoted, newly discharged Navy man who she spent 48 years of marriage with.
    We have been left with wonderful memories of Mom. When she set out to do something she did it with mastery. She was a very talented
    artist which showed in her ceramics which she enjoyed volunteering, teaching others and being involved in craft shows. Mom enjoyed sewing and upholstery when we were kids and I recall cringing walking in the door from elementary school to her on the sewing machine (with a can of Tab) telling us to stand still while she held up fabrics and patterns to pin on us while we tried to stand still. In one family photo she had made all our outfits including dad’s suit!
    Mom made our Halloween costumes for many years. I was proud to be Bugs Bunny at least 3
    years. The costume was so incredible she kept adding extensions to the legs as I grew.
    She was our Girl Scout leader for several years. I still remember the songs and share them with my Mac. We were in amazement more than
    once when a wall of Girl Scout cookies was
    delivered to our living room.
    Mom always had beautiful flower gardens. Snapdragons, peonies, daisies and lily of the valley were my favorites. She made the holidays and birthdays fun often decorating elaborate cakes for us. For a few winters Mom and Dad put an ice skating rink in by tamping down the snow and flooding the backyard.
    Although I moved from Ohio we always talked frequently and she knew what was going on in
    my life. She was always interested in what I was doing and what her grandsons were up to. The recent years have been challenging for our family and so many people have offered such tremendous support. Your calls, cards, emails, meals, well-wishes, visits and prayers were such a comfort to her. She loved us all and I
    wish her the Merriest Christmas of all!

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Cheryl for a year before she retired from Kohl’s. She was energetic and full of life. We sure had lots of stories working in customer service. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

  3. Dale, you have the sympathy of myself and my family, We have only met briefly but we are related. You did a lot of hunting with my Uncle Pat Scrivens .Your Grandfather was my Great Uncle. You came out to the farm once with Uncle Pat(in Leater,York Twp) and went hunting on my folks property(Lloyd&Florence Schultz) many years ago. I lost my wife almost 5yrs. ago after 61yrs. so I feel for your loss.

  4. I knew Cheryl through all of her pets, as I was their veterinarian. Her visits were always enjoyable and she was always smiling. I will remember her always, especially as her ceramic goose and raccoon great me every time I come home. And her sleigh and reindeer grace my Christmas display!

    May you continue your smiles up there with your many beloved pets!

    Dr. D aka “Doc”

  5. I had the pleasure of knowing Cheryl as a second mom for most of my childhood. I feel as if the world has lost a little of that patina (ceramics talk) that makes it so beautiful. My condolences to her family- I miss you all.
    Liz (Jacoby) Tanner

  6. Cheryl was the wife of my godfather, Dale. It has been a very long time since I have seen or talked with the Scrivens. Life gets in the way and then there are regrets. I truely am sorry for your loss. Hoping that you find comfort in knowing that she is in paradise and has no pain. God bless you all. Carolyn Saylor Rubal (Dorothy’s daughter).

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