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Cheryl C. (Weber) Cullen

Cheryl C. (Weber) Cullen, age 77, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, April 18, 2022 at her home.

Cheryl was born June 10, 1944 in Shelby to the late Robert W. “Bob” and Virginia C. “Jinni” (Finnegan) Weber and was a 1962 graduate of Shelby High School. Cheryl, or Duffy as she was known in her youth, was an heiress to a very small brewery fortune long since squandered on TJ Maxx shopping sprees, spoiled children, and a few rounds of drinks between years while living as a retired freelance Supreme Court Justice and homemaker. Cheryl misspent most of her youth visiting libraries, museums, and acquiring rare trivial knowledge by calling the information desk at the NYC public library- her go to source before there was Google. Cheryl loved spending time at any beach, especially Lake Erie Old Homestead Beach Huron, OH. Cheryl’s gregarious and fun-loving nature was only surpassed by her wit and wisdom that could make instant friends or very confused strangers! Once mentioned as the “Mother of Mansfield Golf” by former Mansfield News Journal Sports Editor Mike Van Sickle, Cheryl enjoyed all sports- with a real affinity for what she deemed the ‘most exciting’ sport, Jai Alai. Her love of playing cards and low stakes gambling was only exceeded by the love for her 3 children who she referred to as ‘The Irish Trinity’ and her 1st and only husband of 50 years. The Queen is gone, but she will never be forgotten.

Throughout her life, Cheryl was a member of the Mansfield Elks Lodge #56, once serving as Chaplain, Mansfield Knights of Columbus Council 687, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she had actively volunteered over the years and had even once been a track coach for St. Peter’s Grade School.

Her children survive: John “2-E” (Christine) Cullen of Highlands Ranch, CO, Rene “Minnie” (Martin) Prince of Fairfield, CT, and Chad “Ralphie” (Genevieve) Cullen of Mansfield; grandchildren: Lily, Sophie, and Emma Jane Prince, Caroline and Isabelle Cullen, and Zaven; her sister, Mary M. Weber of Ojai, CA; and nephews and niece: Garrett Gross, Nicholas Gross, Travis Weber, and Erin Weber; sister-in-law: Jean Cullen; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Cheryl was preceded in death by her husband: John R. Cullen, whom she wed on January 16, 1965 and preceded her in death on March 31, 2015; and her brother: Robert W. “Buzz” Weber in 1980.

On behalf of Cheryl and her family, a heartfelt thank you to the Ohio Health Hospice staff (Brittany, Chelsie, Dana, Ruth, Deb, and Abbey).

Calling hours and funeral mass for Cheryl will be announced at a later date. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Harmony House, 124 West 3rd Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902. Care for Cheryl and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Cheryl’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Buffy Tucker says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She raised three wonderful human beings. You all share the Irish charm and sense of humor. That being the center of Irish families. All of that was a gift from your Mother. God bless her and you all.

  2. Amy Essex-DeVoe says:

    Best obituary ever!!! Loved your mom and her quick wit and loving personality. I have many find memories of her with The Dillons at Old Homestead.

  3. Lois Steele says:

    We remember Cheryl from our youthful early married years! Such a fun loving, smart lady! A mom who cared much for her children, and many friends from all walks of life. Celebrate life!
    Dave & Lois (Nadolsky) Steele

  4. Steve Tucker says:

    Bravo to Cheryl for a life welll lived! She was a true original and one of a kind lady. This obituary reflects her to a T. Bravo to you for capturing her soul in this obituary! My sympathies and much love to Chad, 2E, Minnie and your families. RIP Cheryl.

  5. Sylvia Godby LeClair says:

    Another one of the old Marvin Ave. neighbors gone. So sad to see Duffy gone. Love the obit her family did for her. I have so many wonderful memories of all the Weber family. They included me in so much. Mary, you have my sympathy. Losing your sister is so tough. To the rest of the family, my condolences.

  6. Jill (Keller)Fate says:

    This obit could not be any more cleverly written about a woman we know to be Cheryl or Mrs C.! What a grand life! The love and laughter and care for her friends and family in the highest of times as well as the lowest of times cannot be rivaled by anyone. She was a fierce caretaker and taught me so much about how you take care of people and treat people. Her stories, her quit wit, her nick names, the laughter, the love she had for life and people…. Well it lives on in us, all who knew her and loved her. Farewell MRS C… get ready ALL Heaven Above… let the party begin!

  7. Linda Bliss Regel says:

    Have some wonderful memories I shared with Duff! What fun we had and not all we can mention here! She was unique and loved by all who knew her.

    Family you have my deep sympathy on the loss of your mom.

  8. Julie Tucker says:

    What a fun lady who raised a great family and lived her life to the fullest. Our condolences to the Cullen family and friends. ❤️

  9. Beth and Randy Terman says:

    Our condolences to the Weber family for the loss of Cheryl. You are in our prayers.

  10. Patty Dowdy says:

    Cheryl ( and John ) will long be remembered by all of their friends at The Red Fox Tavern. Everyone loved them so much. I remember the St. Paddy’s Day parties with Irish music playing all day long. So many loving memories of good times. Her obituary was spot on – she would have loved it. Much love and sympathy sent to all who loved her.

  11. Tom Moloney,Kris Moloney says:

    Deepest sympathies to the Cullen family!!
    Cheryl will be missed !!

    Your old Coleman Rd. Neighbors
    Tom, Kris & Rick Moloney

  12. Amy Cullen says:

    Thinking about your family during this time. Know that you have family thinking about all of you. Debra, Mark, Stacy, and Amy – Paul’s children

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