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.