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Cherie M. Mehle, 60, of Centerville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at home.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1960, in Midland, Mich., a daughter of the late Maurice and Lucille (Childress) Bovear. On May 21, 1994, in Virginia Beach, Va., she married Michael Mehle, who survives along with three daughters: Erin M. Winter and husband, Jesse, of Clare, Mich.; Valerie Mehle and fiancé, Garrett Santori, of Old Hickory, Tenn.; Stephanie Basso, of San Diego, Calif.; two sons: Kyle M. Mehle, of Norfolk, Va., and Jacob F. Mehle and wife, Lilly, of Bedford; five grandchildren: Trevin, Isaiah, Jayden, Khloe, and Sophie; a brother: Maurice Bovear and wife, Tanja, of Sanford, Mich.; a sister, Renee Tomes, and husband, Dan, of Hope, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Brenda Bovear, of Sandford, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Bovear, and a sister, Wanda Bovear.

Cherie retired after 20 years of service in the US Navy. She then drove school bus for Snyder Bus Lines in the Bedford School District. Cherie was very active with her sons in the 4H and FFA programs, and was the treasurer and a board member of the Bedford Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Mike Adams and Pastor Chris Lyons officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Cherie’s name to: Bedford Church of the Nazarene, 620 W. Penn St., Bedford, PA 15522. Our online guestbook is available at

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