Chyrel Diane (Morgan) Cerny passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25 in Callaway, Nebraska at the Good Life Center. Many friends said their final goodbyes over the weekend as we cheered for her beloved Huskers to win.
She was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Omaha, Nebraska and placed for adoption with the Nebraska Children’s Home. At 4 months old, she was legally adopted by Rolland and Naomi Morgan, nee Thomas. She was welcomed into the family by an adopted, older brother, Ray. Chyrel attended elementary school in Loup City and Bloomfield. The family moved to Rushville when Chyrel was in the 8th grade. On June 17, 1965, Chyrel married Dell Cerny. They made their home in Gordon NE. While in Gordon, two daughters, Barbara and Marcia were born. In 1974, Chyrel and Dell moved to Arnold, Neb. Chyrel was proud to live in Custer County where her adoptive family had homesteaded and farmed. She was even more proud to live near the Custer County Farm that her grandparents managed before her arrival.
Chyrel enjoyed babysitting many local children through the years and loved baking cookies for them. In 1978, Chyrel gave birth to a third daughter, Jo Dee. In 1979, Chyrel and Dell purchased the Triangle Lanes bowling alley. Chyrel spent her evenings working at the snack bar and even learned to bowl a decent game. [Chyrel loved to drink iced tea and visit with friends. No one had a softer heart than Chyrel. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body. Although she probably teased people a little too much and was pretty outspoken all the time, she loved people. She loved making people smile.] Chyrel loved going along for the ride with Dell. They enjoyed camping, traveling on the motorcycle, and driving their classic cars to shows and dinner runs. But mostly she enjoyed going to see family and friends. Chyrel liked to play card games and felt it a great joy when her great grandkids would ask her to play. Chyrel was a part of the Charming Chicks club in Arnold and a Women’s Fireman’s Auxiliary in North Platte. She proudly helped serve in duties that were part of Dell’s job and appointments throughout his career.
In 1988, Chyrel found a biological sister, Judy Mamot, on her mother’s side. In 2021, another sister was found on her father’s side. Chyrel crammed a lot of lost years into building a relationship with her sister Sherlene. She loved hearing how much she looked and acted like her father.
Chyrel is preceded in death by her adoptive parents and brother, her birth mother Dorothy Fleshman Ewers, two baby sisters, her birth father William D Bush, a half-brother William (Billy) Bush Jr, her youngest daughter Jo Dee Hastings, and two granddaughters LynDee and Paiton Hastings.
She is survived by her husband Dell, sisters Sherlene (Robert) Stolley and Judy Mamot, daughters Barbara (Michael) Gunther and Marcia (Scott) Gibson, grandchildren Kayli (PJ) Hamburger, Brittany (Chris) Lehman, Shandell (Derick) Shelton, Tyann (Jacob) Pfisthner, and Jonathan Hastings as well as nine great grandchildren, Hadley, Hendryx, Hayden, Rex, Eirik, Ryatt, Christian, Rogen, and Anders; three honorary grandchildren, Shayla, Isaac, and Jamie Tickle.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Arnold United Methodist Church with Pastor Lana Day and Pastor Bill Williams, officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.
The family requests to wear Husker Red for the service in honor of Chyrel’s favorite team.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com