Cheryl K. Treas

Cheryl K. Treas


 Cheryl Kay Treas – the keystone of a loving family, entered this world on November 21, 1960, in Sidney, Nebraska, and unexpectedly left us to enter the presence of the Lord she so faithfully served on January 29, 2022, in Oklahoma City.

Cheryl grew up in Colorado, but after college moved to Oklahoma where she met her husband, Larry Treas. They have spent nearly four decades together building a cherished family and ministering to others through significant friendships, business ventures, and church.

Those grieving deeply, but not without hope, are her devoted husband of 38 years, Larry, and their three beautiful children and five grandchildren: son Jon Treas and wife, Hailey; daughter Katie and husband, Matthew Rother, with Luca, Judah and Emma Grace; daughter Ashley and husband, Isaac Smith, with Camden and Harlow.

The loss of Cheryl’s lifelong lovingkindness is mourned by her mother Dee and stepfather Stan Schrade; and her father Ron Shook and stepmother, Jan. She leaves behind four siblings: Reggie (Cindy) Shook, Cathy (Bill) Elrick, Chris Shook, and DeeAnn (Joe) Meziere – and precious nieces – Anna, Lauren, Grace, Jessica, Kylie, Meridith, Caroline, and Addison.

Extended family includes father-in-law James Treas and wife, Yvonna; brother-in-law Barry (Kim) Treas with Hailey and Caleb; and brother-in-law Jim O’Dell. Larry’s mom, Arlene, and sister, Glenna, predeceased Cheryl.

Over the years, Cheryl had various jobs in bookkeeping/accounting and even property management. She was a remarkable businesswoman – incredibly clever, creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial. But her greatest joy and magnum opus was caring for her children through their educational/extracurricular activities and being “Nonna” to her grandchildren. Cheryl adored her grandchildren! She read to them over FaceTime and visited as much as possible.

Cheryl was the ultimate memory-maker: road trips, gatherings, parties, games, chocolate, surprises, and always…laughter! She and Larry coordinated fun family vacations to Horn Creek, Disney World, and even Italy – for a special Christmas. They initiated family activities at their home in Yukon where the grown kids had all their favorite things provided so Nonna could take care of the grandchildren. Cheryl was always looking for ways to encourage her family and friends in meaningful ways. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman!

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Covenant Community Church in Yukon, OK. The family wishes that any photos or memories that you would like to share with them be directed to In lieu of flowers the family wishes that you make a donation to the Children’s Ministry at The Well Church 12500 SW 15th Yukon, OK 73099.


Our Cheryl”

Cheryl was a woman of grace and truth. She made everyone she met feel valued and special. Truly, there are as many stories of Cheryl’s kindness as there are people who met her. If you were hurting, she would gently listen and validate your pain while somehow keeping you from sinking. She helped you see the very best parts of yourself, because that is what she was focusing on. Then with every bit as much grace, Cheryl could gently correct you without making you feel “less than.” She was a woman of deep convictions and stood up for what she believed in. It was evident that her gentleness and grace came from her intimate relationship with God. She radiated Jesus’ compassion and care wherever she went.

Pause just a moment and think of your special memory of Cheryl…she undoubtedly made you feel cared for. She may have brought you a meal, helped you paint a room, helped you with a move, taken care of your kids, given you Godly counsel, cried with you, lifted you up, sat with you when you were grieving, stocked your freezer, coordinated a special event for you, or stepped in and saved the day when you couldn’t keep going. If you were Cheryl‘s friend, then your concerns were hers.  A consistent refrain since her death is how much we all need her. She, of course, would dismiss that notion and point us to God. Wouldn’t that be just like Cheryl…pointing us to God?


Cheryl was the go-to friend for so many of us. The “if I only get one phone call” friend. In her friends’ words: “Cheryl was the best of us; She was my rock, lower case r; Cheryl was the epitome of a true friend and a servant for Christ. She loved people so well, and she is so loved; Cheryl was a wise counselor and fierce confidante. She was genuine, unassuming, and kind. I will always be grateful she chose me as her friend; Our dear Cheryl will always be our gold(en) girl…rare, royal, precious, fun, but mostly of immeasurable worth.” Cheryl was faithful, kind, insightful, gentle, funny, generous, loving, protective, nurturing, encouraging, honest, empathetic, and tender. We are all so much better for knowing her. In her absence, the rest of us will need to “step-up our game” – but can’t you imagine her smiling and cheering us on?!

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