Cheryl Kay (Baker) Swinehart, of Wadsworth, Ohio, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2021. She is survived by her best friend and devoted husband of 51 years, George F. Swinehart; daughter, Karen Swinehart (Dale); son Adam Swinehart; grandchildren, Gunnar and Caroline; nephew and "bonus son", David Swinehart (Kim); and a long list of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Born December 4, 1949 to Clyde and Thelma Baker, Cheryl was a lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Ohio. She graduated from Wadsworth High School and the University of Akron. Cheryl was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church where she found countless ways to serve and volunteer. Over the years, she taught Sunday school and VBS, took her turn on all manner of committees, co-founded and led a touring puppet ministry, enthusiastically campaigned for camping ministries, joined mission trips and outreach teams, planned & led shifts at soup kitchens, chaperoned CCYM trips, lent her precision sewing skills to efforts ranging from annual Nativity plays to a prom attire ministry, hosted & participated in small group Bible studies, and above all, found endless joy from being part of her church family. Cheryl spent many years involved with scouting, participating first as a Girl Scout and then later serving as a leader for various Girl Scout troops and Cub Scout dens. She was a gifted seamstress, a talented pie baker, a fun-loving neighbor, and an unmatched Scrabble opponent. She beamed with pride upon becoming a grandmother, and she took joy in watching her grandchildren grow and learn. Her other life passions included following every detail of Cleveland Indians baseball, mastering the art of the meandering road trip, organizing camping trips, and happily taking in the scenery from her post as passenger on George's motorcycle. A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Johnson United Methodist Church, 3409 Johnson Rd. Norton Ohio 44203. Rev. Tal Lewis and Rev. Tim Monteith officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Johnson UMC (www.johnsonumc.org) or to Hospice of Western Reserve (www.hospicewr.org)
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cheryl Kay (Baker) Swinehart, please visit our floral store.