Cheryl Kay Koehler, 71

Cheryl Kay Koehler, 71, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015 from the result of an auto accident.

She was born April 29, 1944 in Wabash to Kenneth and Norma (Collins) Alger.

Cheryl received her Bachelors degree from Ball State University and her Masters degree from Manchester College. She was a retired schoolteacher and a tutor for more than 40 years.

In 1963, she married Michael Koehler in Asheville, N. C., in 1963. He died in 1993.

Education was Cheryl’s life and she was always trying to help tutor people who had trouble learning and could not afford help.  Cheryl belonged to the Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by two sons James Richard (Robin) Koehler of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Phillip Kenneth (Tracy) Koehler of Westfield, Ind., five grandchildren Lauren Koehler of Wilmington, N.C., Devin Koehler of Raleigh, N.C., Kristin Koehler of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cutter Koehler and Kaed Koehler of Westfield, two brothers Stan  (Nancy) Alger of Ky. and David (Clista) Alger of Wabash, two sisters Tamara Biehl of Jupiter, Fla., and Julie Lehman of Wabash.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements will be made by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service in Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Cheryl may be signed at

Posted on 2015 Nov 27