The Woodward News

September 5, 2013

Cherry Kay Donley


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — STERLING - Cherry Kay Donley, 61, died Sept. 3, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Sterling, the daughter of Dale R. and Mary Helen Meade Renollet. 


A lifetime Sterling resident, she was a retired Captain and Shift Commander at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, a 1969 graduate of Sterling High School and she received her Associates Degree from Barton County Community College. Her memberships included: Catholic Faith, Sterling Alumni Association and Relay for Life Committee Member. On July 28, 1994, she married Larry Donley in Kingman. Survivors include: her husband, Larry of the home; two sons, Justin and Vanessa Zambo of Shawnee, and Ryan and Bridgette Zambo of Sterling; a daughter, Casie and Scott Powell of North Newton; a brother, Richard "Dick" and Laura Renollet of Myrtle Beach, SC; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, Sterling, with Reverend Marvin Ewertt and Jerry Fenwick officiating. Burial will be in the Sterling Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Judes or the Salvation Army, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.