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Cheryl Hoye

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April 3, 1948 — April 4, 2024

Cheryl Jean Hoye died April 4, 2024, at 76 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents — Marcella Anna (Roelle) Levin and Albert Lewis Levin; her husband’s parents — Katherine Hoye and Harry Hoye; and her brother-in-law- James Hoye. She is survived by her husband David Hoye of Every; her daughters Michelle (Mike) Lees of Pierre, South Dakota, and Stephanie (Mike) Duffek of Tabor, South Dakota; her six grandchildren-Marcella Lees (Omar Syed), James Lees, John Lees, Jayne Lees, Emily Duffek, Jenna Duffek; and Sister Carol (Tom) Burnette of Midlothian, Illinois.

Cheryl was born in Chicago on April 3, 1948. She grew up in Oaklawn, Illinois, until marrying David Hoye on Aug. 15, 1971. They lived in Davenport; Aberdeen and Groton, South Dakota; and Florence, Montana, before moving to the Everly area in fall of 1980. She worked in a bank in downtown Chicago, a hospital in South Dakota, for an implement dealer in Montana, and as a church secretary in Royal before becoming city clerk for the city of Everly, where she worked for 27 years. During this time, she became involved with the community in many ways. When her girls were younger, she served as a 4-H leader and on the county rabbit and horse advisory boards. She served as vice chair on the NWIA Regional Authority Housing Board and was an active member in her church serving as a youth leader. She continued that involvement well after her retirement, staying active on boards and committees to better her community and state. Those included her work on the museum board, as a city council member, and as a member of the regional waste management board. Leadership and service were things that Cheryl felt were important and her life reflected that.

Cheryl was a kind friend, helpful person and an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and friends very much and was always there for them. She had a wicked sense of humor and had a look that would make even the animals fall in line. Cheryl was very creative and always had sewing and craft projects in progress. She especially loved to do projects for the people she loved like flower arrangements for her daughters’ weddings or sewing quilts for her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for the joy she brought to others.

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