Cheryl J. Broughton
Cheryl J. Broughton, 61, of Sherman passed away unexpectedly, on October 18, 2020. She was born March 24, 1959 in Springfield to the late William B. and Alice Lamkey Broughton.
Cheryl attended Springfield High and while in high school played the cello with the Springfield Symphony. She went on to study the cello at Illinois State University where she performed professionally with the Peoria Symphony and Bloomington Normal Symphony. She returned to Springfield and worked at her family business, P.H. Broughton & Sons.
Cheryl also had a love for gardening. She studied Horticulture, became a Master Gardener and started her own business. Cheryl was her happiest when digging in the dirt. Eventually she returned to her music, teaching and playing in the Springfield Civic Orchestra and University of Illinois Springfield Orchestra.
She will be deeply missed by her friends and family.
She is survived by siblings, Perry (Rachel) Broughton, David (Jill) Broughton, Diane (Dave) Vail and Debra Bell; sister-in-law, Suzanne Broughton; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John R. Broughton and brother-in-law Thomas R. Bell.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Protective League, Springfield, IL; APL-Shelter.org or a charity of donor’s choice.
Share stories & photos at StaabObituary.com
©2020 All Content Obituary Systems