June 19, 1963 – August 2, 2018
Bartels-Poore, Cheryl (nee Kenny) On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Cheryl Bartels-Poore, mother, daughter and sister, died suddenly at the age of 55 from heart failure. Cheryl, the oldest of five children, was born on June 19, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio to Timothy Patrick Kenny and Christine Ann Coffey. Her given name was Cheryl Ann Kenny, but to those who grew up with her, we called her Mimi.
Cheryl moved to Tampa with her family in 1981 after graduating from Worthington High School and attended the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. She spent her adult life in Tampa and Land O’Lakes. Cheryl is survived by her four loving sons: Max Bartels, Jake Poore, Nick Poore and Zak Poore. She is further survived by her parents and their spouses, four siblings Katie Scanlan (Rob), John Kenny (Stacey), Mike Kenny (Suzanne) and Kevin Kenny (Mary), 12 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
After graduating from USF, Cheryl worked in sales and marketing in addition to having a professional modeling career, but she found her real passion in teaching. She loved the infant and toddler ages and worked at a number of local Montessori programs around the Bay area throughout the years.
Cheryl’s four boys were the pride and joy of her life. She loved watching them excel in school, sports or theatrical arts, and was so proud of the path they are each on. The legacy of her kind spirit, gentle soul, and helpful nature will live on through them. She will also live on in the hearts of all she touched.
The family will celebrate her life on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church beginning with a visitation starting at 1 pm followed by a funeral mass at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Tampa General Hospital Foundation – Liver Transplant Program.
- Cheryl is survived by her four loving sons: Max Bartels, Jake Poore, Nick Poore and Zak Poore. She is further survived by her parents and their spouses, four siblings Katie Scanlan (Rob), John Kenny (Stacey), Mike Kenny (Suzanne) and Kevin Kenny (Mary), 12 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Tampa General Hospital Foundation – Liver Transplant Program
- Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018
Cheryl and I met while our boys played Pop Warner football. She was always the first in line to help someone get to practice, or participate in family activities. She had such a kind, sweet soul and she there was no doubt about how much she loved each of her boys. My deepest prayers and sympathy go out to her boys, family and friends during this difficult time. The heavens gained an incredible angel.
Alina Diaz Mills
August 6, 2018
I met Cheryl in 1982 at USF.
She pledged DeltaDeltaDelta!
And how fortunate we were to have such a beautiful, kind, warm hearted young lady become our sister. Her warm smile was contagious. I will be praying for your parents, brothers, sisters, and your boys. RIP Cheryl.
Love and miss you.
August 6, 2018
I met Cheryl after she and her family moved to our neighborhood . Our boys became fast friends and I have wonderful memories of those days!! Cheryl was a kind, loving mother and friend! I know she is at peace!❤️
August 6, 2018
I have no memory to share about Mimi, as I didn't have to opportunity to know or coach her. I know the Kenny boys as they all swam for me at Chamberlain, and Katie was swimming for my coaching buddy, Jean Tinnin. Had some after meet dinners with Tim and Chris, and remember them with fond memories.
I offer to all the family my sincerest condolences for the loss of your daughter/sister. It's never right when a parent has to bury a child. I know you will cherish all the memories of the wonderful times you had with Mimi.
August 5, 2018
I met Cheryl 17 years ago when I moved to Florida. We were neighbors and instantly became great friends. She was this beautiful mom of 4 and even with all she had on her plate , she took half the neighborhood kids in. She had a heart of gold ! We had a lot of great memories together. Bucs games, pop warner and long talks in the driveway watching our kids play. RIP my friend. ❤️