Cherri Lynn James

June 04, 1965 ‒ December 22, 2018

Bucyrus, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Cherri Lynn James, a loving and strong mother and friend, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Mount Carmel West.  Cherri was 53 years old and lived in Bucyrus.

Cherri was born June 4, 1965 in Marion, Ohio to Harley Lee and Virginia “Sue” (Miller) James.  She attended Pleasant High School graduating in 1983 and furthered her education at Marion Technical College.

Cherri met the love of her life Jim E. John at a Thanksgiving party in 1985 and have been inseparable since.  Cherri worked for many years at TRECCA in Marion and has recently been employed at Lifetouch in Galion.

Cherri was a loving and devoted woman always taking care of her children and husband.  She was extremely supportive and understanding and was the first to offer advice.

Cherri will be missed by her mother, Sue; husband and best friend, Jim; sons, James Garrett Johns of Beaverdam, Ohio and Jarrod Edward Johns of Bucyrus; siblings, Leigh-Ann Kincaid of Marion, Amy (John) Davis of Prospect, and Jerry (Rosemary) James of Marion and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cherri was preceded in death by her father, Harley.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel from 4 until a 7 pm funeral service.

Memorial donations may be made in Cherri’s honor to the family.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Cherri’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • My heart is heavy. The loss of Cherri is unbelievable. Everyone will miss that funny, sweet and devoted Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend. I know she is in a place of Peace free of any harm. It will be a joyous day when we all get to see her again. I Love you Cherri.

  • My heartfelt condolences go out to Cherri’s family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person.

  • We are both truly sorry for your loss. Cherri will be dearly missed by her whole family.
    Rich and Sue Lessig

  • I had the privilege of working at TRECA with Cheri for four years. During this time I had many meaningful interactions with her and many great conversations about her family, my family, and life in general. Oftentimes I would stop by the warehouse just to check-in with her before my commute back to Columbus and would end up pulling up a chair and chatting for a good while. The thing that I appreciated most about Cheri was her honesty and authenticity. She let you know where she stood on the matter but it was never done in a condescending or negative way. Just very friendly and conversational. Her passing saddens me as she will be greatly missed.

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Cherri at TRECA. To say that she was proud of her boys is quite an understatement. I always enjoyed hearing her talk about their accomplishments. This kind, caring soul will be greatly missed.

  • This just breaks my heart…..Cherri was truly a lovely lady, one of those people that makes the world a better place to be. I will be praying for her family.

  • My heart is so sad. Cherri was a wonderful person and I enjoyed our many talks while we worked together at TRECA. My condolences to her family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Cherri passing. This truly breaks my heart. She was a wonderful lady, that is for sure. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for a while with Cheri at Life Touch and she was such a sweet lady and fun to be around. My heart is heavy that this happened so quickly. Prayers for strength for her family.

  • To the James and Johns Families,
    I was shocked to hear of Cherri’s passing. She was always so fun to talk to and be around.
    May she rest in peace.
    May God bless you all.

  • To Cherri’s family and friends, my deepest sympathies. The shock of a sudden death is devastating, and my heart is broken for you. Cherri and I worked closely together at TRECA for several years. We laughed together, we wept together, and we brainstormed solutions to all the world’s problems so many times together over the years. She was a loving and proud mother, a loyal and committed spouse; and she gave 100% to her job every single day. I am thankful to have known her. I hope you find some small comfort in knowing Cheri touched many lives in many meaningful ways.

  • I feel deeply for the loss the family is feeling. There are no words that can make the loss any easier but no that Cherri was an amazing woman. I worked with Cherri at Hills and always enjoyed our many chats. She had a way of making you laugh no matter what was bothering you. She will always be remembered with a smile. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  • I am saddened to hear of Cherri’s passing. My deepest sympathy to her family for their loss. I worked with Cherri at Hills Dept Store many years ago. We would always stop and chat when we ran into each other. She was a delight to chat with. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • My heart is heavy to hear of Cherri’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. I had the pleasure of training her and working with her at LifeTouch. She was always upbeat and was teasing me, as usual on Friday. My condolences to her family, she was a very special person.

  • Prayers to you all. I am so sorry. Cherri was a kind woman, who always made me laugh. She will be missed by many. My heart breaks for all of u. She was a wonderful woman who put her family first. ❤

  • My deepest condolences to Cherri’s family. Grew up as neighbors on Smeltzer Road. She was a wonderful lady and friend.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Cherri’s family. We grew up together as neighbors on Smeltzer Rd. Marion. She was a great friend..and a loving lady. RIP Cherri. You will be missed by all. Paula Butz (Cellar).