Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you wonderful one.

Posted by Gail Smolen - Lagrange., IN - Family   May 23, 2018

I love you and always will rest in peace baby girl

Posted by Gail Shoemaker. Smolen - Lagrange, IN - Family   April 02, 2018

miss you so much girl.....your picture hangs where I can see it everyday......

Posted by Laura - Grandville - best friend   December 16, 2013

My precious is so hard for me to think that you have been gone for 4 years now. I pray for you and your mom all the time and pray that the two of you are together. I will always love you dearly and still miss you deeply. I know that God is taking care of you and you are happier now. God Bless You and Keep Your Soul Always!!! Love you forever, Aunt Shirley.

Posted by Shirley Fleury - Malone, NY - Aunt   December 10, 2013


Both you and your mom will always have a special place in my heart .
May you rest in peace.

Posted by Claudia Csont Bay - Cousin   December 08, 2010


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Posted by Cindy Franklin - Aunt   December 06, 2010

I'm thinking about Cheri alot. It's been nearly a year since you left us my friend.......I miss you so much......I think of you daily....and I'm sure you hear me talking to you and myself.

To all those who loved you and miss you Cheri, I wish them peace.

I love you Cheri.....and miss you so much.....I'm glad your not suffering any more.....

Your "sister",

Posted by Laura Ansara - Grandville, MI - friend   November 10, 2010

For those who wish to know, Cheri was laided to rest with her mother in Grand Lawn, Grand River Ave & Telegraph, Detroit, MI

Posted by Mike - MI - uncle   June 01, 2010

Cheri, I thought of you just a couple of weeks ago. Though we have not spoken in years, I have always had fond memories of our friendship through high-school and into our twenties; we shared so much laughter and companionship. My heart is sad today to hear this news and I will always think of you surrounded by light and Love. You were a bright spot in my life and in this world.

Love, Beth

Posted by Beth Fatur - Detroit, MI - Friend   February 08, 2010


I only knew Cheri a short time but she made a big impact on me. She was incredibly kind and had a wisdom about her that was very unique. She helped and touched so many people, I hope that she knows how much she was loved by all. I miss you so much Cheri and think of you daily.

Posted by Beth Kotsovolos - friend   January 29, 2010

Memories of my friend Cheri......
wicked sense of humor!!
private person
animal lover

One of the thing that keeps coming to mind was that Cheri despite her petite size ate with gusto!! Cheri and I used to go out for breakfast nearly every week-end. When Cheri was hungry by gosh get outta the way!! That little tiny woman needed food! It's funny cuz we'd be running around going to thrift shops or garage sales, but when Cheri got hungry that was it!! We'd go get food and like I said she ate with gusto!! She enjoyed good food...she always saved a little bit to take home to Karma.

Cheri Smolen I miss you and I love you ....RIP....I know you know I'm still talking to you even tho your not here....thanks for listening my friend......

Posted by Laura Ansara - Grandville, MI - friend   January 29, 2010


Cheri struggled constantly with adversity that was largely related to her condition. But when she was up, she was really up! She had contacted me through an online dating site, probably because I had a picture of me playing bass in a band. She went to many of our shows and took lots of great photos. We loved each other, but something always seemed to get in the way and we had many disagreements. But she told me I would always be part of her spiritual family. God bless you Cheri.

Posted by Jon - former boyfriend   January 29, 2010


Her light will always shine bright in my heart. I love you Cheri.

Posted by Shirley (Franklin) Fleury - Aunt   January 29, 2010


Cheri was the office manager at my apartment complex at NCState University. And though my interactions with her were brief, they were numerous enough for me to see and value the person she was. Her kind spirit and dedication to her job were evident. And I am richer having met her and for that I submit my thanks. May her soul shine bright forever.

Posted by Gurdas - Raleigh, NC - Friend   January 28, 2010


Cherie was very strong, she struggled with a lot. I'm glad she is now at peace, but wish there was more help for people who have to battle depression. Although we were good friends for a short time, we had some great times together, laughing, sitting on her back porch w/ her dog, Karma, enjoying the nice view in Wake Forest, our walks, hikes, and enjoying the serenity of kayaks on a lake while we shared stories.
We discussed spirituality, and started attending the same church together. I recently noticed that she'd joined an environmental and photography group that I was a member of, too. May peace be with you, Cherie, your relatives and friends.

Posted by Kathy - Friend   January 28, 2010


You'll be missed Cheri! Such a beautiful lady! An angel on earth and now an angel in heaven!

Posted by Cindy Franklin - Aunt   January 26, 2010

Cheri was my precious niece that I loved dearly. I remember her as a little girl with beautiful blond hair and pretty blue eyes just like her mothers. We shared a common illness called depression that has the ability to rob a person of their joy in life. Cheri was an intelligent, beautiful, woman who loved animals and sought spiritual happiness through her studies and church. My prayer is that Cheri is at peace and in the loving arms of her mother and grandmothers. I know that she is with God and his angels.

Posted by Shirley (Franklin) Fleury - Malone, NY - Aunt   January 24, 2010