Donna Kay Cheek

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Donna Kay (Matthews) Cheek, 79, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville.

She was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Kenneth and Aleene (Long) Matthews, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Kenneth Matthews and a sister, Charlotte Woodrum.

She attended Missouri State University, Drury University and received her masterís degree from Arkansas University at Fayetteville. She began her high school classroom teaching career in 1961 and retired thirty-one years later having taught in Vernon County and at Southwest in Washburn. She continued an affiliation with school by working in the Media Center and A+ Office at Mt. Vernon for 16 years.

She was member of Cassville United Methodist Church and was on the Barry and Lawrence County Library Board.

Survivors include: one son, Cary Cheek and his wife Lisa of Cassville; two grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Matthews of Carthage.

Services were held Tuesday, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Andy Lambel conducted the services. Burial was at Ozark Prairie Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.