Cheryl R. (Kramer) Ham, 59

Published 10:13 am Monday, March 20, 2017

Cheryl R. (Kramer) Ham, 59

Cheryl R. (Kramer) Ham, 59

Cheryl Rae (Kramer) Ham, 59, Gallatin, Tennessee, peacefully passed from this life on March 17, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Cheryl was born on Oct. 4, 1957, in Adams, Minnesota, to Kenneth and Lorraine (Retterath) Kramer. Cheryl graduated from Southland High School in Adams in 1975. She went on to earn a medical secretary degree from Rochester Vocational Institute in Rochester, Minnesota. After college, she worked with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, later transferring to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1987, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with The Center for Urological Treatment and Research and then with PhyMed (AMG Pain Management).

On Sept. 29, 1995, Cheryl married Kenneth E. Ham at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Nashville. They resided in Nashville before moving to their current home in Gallatin.

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Cheryl was a loving wife, step-mom, nana, and friend to many. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She most enjoyed traveling with her husband to the mountains and her extended family on their annual beach vacation. Cheryl was active in her community, serving as a lifeguard at the Adams Municipal Swimming Pool while in high school.  She continued as a servant in her community as an active volunteer at St. Ann’s Church in West Nashville.

Faith was a focal point in Cheryl’s life. To everyone, Cheryl brought the blessings of joy and kindness. Her heart had space for all. She is dearly loved and will be missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Ham, Gallatin; father, Kenneth Kramer, Adams; step-daughter, Jinger (Ray) Rainwater, Bethpage, Tennessee; brother, Randy (Wendy) Kramer, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kyle, Nick (Alison), Bryce, and Courtney Rainwater, and Brittney and Kayla Toney; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Natalie and Sam Rainwater, and Grayson Pope; and nephews, Jacob and Brady Kramer.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine R. Kramer.

Visitation services will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 Highway 109 N, Gallatin, beginning with a rosary service at 2:30 p.m.  She will lie in repose at the church one hour before the service.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Rd., Hendersonville, Tennessee with interment at Crestview Memory Gardens, Gallatin.

The family would like to give special thanks to Alive Hospice, Madison, Tennessee, for the help and compassion shown to her and our family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to Sacred Heart Catholic School in Adams,

Arrangements entrusted to: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin 615-452-1943