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Cherlyn Raye Sutton Glann

June 15, 1957 – Feb. 12, 2020


February 20, 2020 | View PDF

Cherlyn Raye Sutton Glann

Cherlyn Raye Sutton Glann, beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, was born June 15, 1957, in Bakersfield. After suffering health complications, she went to be with her Lord Feb. 12, 2020.

Cherie is survived by her son, Nicolas Glann, and grandchildren Cadence and Keegan Glann, of Texas; her parents, Dean and March Sutton, of Shafter; her sisters Deborah Allen (Kenneth) and Valerie Ragsdale (David), both of Bakersfield; and much-loved nieces and nephews.

Cherie graduated from the Shafter High Class of 1975 and was a recipient of the coveted Stringham Award. Later in life, after relocating to the Midwest, Cherie earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Her love of children spurred her to further continue her education, obtaining her master's degree in social work, which enabled her to advocate for, encourage and improve the lives of high-risk children in her surrounding area schools.

Cherie loved giving herself to these kids. Cherie (Grammy) adored her sweet grandchildren, KK and Keegan, their mother, Marcie, and all her "favorite" nieces and nephews, and would always have fun and exciting crafts planned for them when she came to visit during summers and holidays.

Traveling from Iowa and packing all those craft supplies was quite the task, but Cherie gladly bore that burden, anticipating the joy it would bring the kids. Cherie cherished her son Nick and was extremely proud of his accomplishments. Her parents and sisters had numerous lengthy phone conversations, listening as Cherie would excitedly share about Nick's most recent promotions, recognitions and successes in his oil-industry career. You could tell she was beaming with pride from Iowa to California!

Cherie exuded generosity and selflessness. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and friends. Cherie maintained her membership at Riverlakes Community Church in Bakersfield. We are so grateful to know she is now eternally resting in the arms of Jesus! Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home, West Union, Iowa, is helping the family with arrangements.


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