Ronny Uel Cheatham, 79, Osage City: April 12, 1942 – Jan. 13, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ronny Uel Cheatham, 79, Osage City: April 12, 1942 – Jan. 13, 2022

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Ronny Uel Cheatham, of Osage City, Kan., passed away Jan. 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. The son of Uel and Iola Cheatham, Ronny was born April 12, 1942, in Clinton, Mo.

He was raised in Olathe, Kan., where he fell in love with his beloved, Dianne Hale, whom he married April 11, 1965. This union was blessed with four sons.

Ronny was deep seeded in his faith and love for God and family. Ronny was a professional in the auto industry for more than 40 years. He loved boating, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family. He shared stories about his adventures with family and friends, and was notorious for his quick and quirky sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his father, Uel Cheatham; his mother, Iola Little; and siblings, Danny Lee Cheatham and Pamela Cheatham Allenbrand.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dianne Cheatham; and four sons, Eric Cheatham (Bridget), Shawnee, Kan., Heath Cheatham (Kathy), Topeka, Kan., Danny Cheatham (Gail), Topeka, and Adam Cheatham, Osage City; five grandchildren, Dahnika (Hazen), Alexis, Blake, Mitchell, and Aiden; three great-grandchildren, Naomi, Matilda, and Frances, sister, Darlene Cheatham Anderson (Dave), Warsaw, Mo.; and many other loving relatives. Ronny will be deeply and forever missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service in his honor, filled with stories, memories, love and laughter, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Santa Fe Depot, 504 Market St., Osage City. Flowers and cards can be sent to 705 S. Fourth St., Osage City, KS 66523.

First published Jan. 24, 2022.

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