Kathleen Sprowl Cheney passed into a better world on August 10, 2014.
She was born in Miami, Fla. on July 22, 1946, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1968. She spent the next 20 years flying pre-smoking ban as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines before being medically retired due to throat cancer. In 1989 she moved to Peachtree City, Ga. with her husband, Kevin, and son, Patrick. In 2012, she was elected as a Trustee to the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) Board of Trustees where she served until her death. Her death was the result of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, to which her initial throat cancer and many other health problems were attributed.
She was known throughout the state, county and most especially in her beloved Peachtree City for her unending efforts to keep second-hand tobacco smoke out of all of our lives and especially out of the lives of children. When you eat in a smoke-free restaurant or work in a smoke-free environment, you and your family can thank Kathie and those like her who worked so hard to make this happen.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin Cheney; son, Patrick McGuire Cheney; Tom Cheney whom she loved as a son; four sisters: Patricia Pallon (Anthony), Joann Anthony, Mary Mosley (Dick) and Denise Bamonte (Richard); and numerous other loving family members.
A viewing will be held at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Peachtree City on Friday, August 15th from 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Saturday, August 16, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Kathie’s name to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Carmichael Funeral Home, Peachtree City