Cheryl Kay Synoground, 72, passed away at her home Friday, January 11, 2019.
Cheryl was born December 20, 1946 in Smith Center, KS, the daughter of Ivan "Swede" and Elsie (Wehe) Fiene. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran, rural Athol, KS, on March 30, 1947 and was confirmed into the Lutheran faith on June 6, 1960 at First Saint John Lutheran where she was a member the majority of her life.
She attended the Myers one-room school house in rural Athol through 8th grade. She graduated from Kensington High School in 1964, and continued her education at Brown Mackie in Salina, KS. After graduation she worked for Graves Trucking in Salina. August 1st, 1970 she was married to Richard Ray Synoground. The married couple moved to Kansas City where she continued to work until she had children when she became a full time homemaker. The union was blessed with four children, Scott, Christy, Holly, and Adam.
After retirement Cheryl and Richard relocated back to the Fiene family homestead in 1995. Cheryl was a dedicated servant to her home congregation at First St. John Lutheran and was very active in the LWML. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers, baking cinnamon rolls, and making various crafts. She was blessed with two grandchildren who relocated to Kensington in 2016. She would’ve told anyone that her time with Ada and Ivan were what she had been waiting her whole life for. They will greatly miss having her as a part of their lives.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Richard, of the home. Son Scott, Kansas City, KS, daughter Christy, Kansas City, MO, son Adam and Connie (Brandt) and their two children Ada Kay and Ivan Brandt, Kensington, KS. Two sisters, Sharon Reed, Jenks, OK and Ajean Montgomery, St. Louis, MO and too many cousins, extended family, and friends to mention. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan “Swede” and Elsie Fiene, mother-in-law Violet Synoground and an infant daughter Holly.
A celebration of Cheryl's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at First Saint John Lutheran Church, Kensington, KS with Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen, but the family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center, KS from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the LWML of First St. John Lutheran and can be sent in care of the funeral chapel. Final inurnment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date.