Cheryl (McCollum) Childers, a beautiful soul, beloved daughter and family member left this life in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at the age of 63. She was the daughter of Don Earl McCollum and Barbara Rowlyne (Moody) McCollum born on July 7, 1956. Her service will be private. The honorary pallbearers will be John Coley, Tayo Ajayi, Christopher Adams, Drew Adams, Bradly Dollar, and Keith Kennedy.
Cheryl was a dedicated college professor at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas for 23 years. She was a member of the Quivira Heights Church of Christ. She had a keen mind and was often found doing research, reading a good book, working puzzles, or playing games with her cherished nieces and nephews. Cheryl loved visiting new places, but she especially enjoyed a trip to the scenic state of Colorado.
Dr. Childers is survived by her mother, Barbara McCollum of Calera, Oklahoma, sister in law, Janet McCollum of Calera, Oklahoma, nieces and nephews, Brooke Coley and her husband John of Durant, Oklahoma and Erica Ajayi and her husband Tayo of Yukon, Oklahoma, great nephews, Gavin and Blake Coley of Durant, Oklahoma, aunt, Sheila Rudolf of Stephenville, Texas, uncle and aunt, Stanley and Amy Moody of Leland, North Carolina, she is also survived by numerous cousins, family and friends.
Dr. Childers was preceded in death by her father, Don McCollum, brother, Mike McCollum, grandparents, Woodrow and Pauline Moody and Chester and Lois Job.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:
Calera Church of Christ, P.O. Box 413, Calera, OK 74730
Quivira Heights Church of Christ, 1718 S.W. Crest Drive, Topeka, KS 66604
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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