Cheryl J. Hance

January 7, 1959 - June 24, 2021

Cheryl J. Hance, age 62, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Born in Kennett Square, PA on January 7, 1959, she was a daughter of the late Elmer F. Campbell, Sr. and Georgeanna Campbell (Dougherty). Cheryl worked most recently as an office manager at Fidelity National Title Insurance and previously at Wilmington Trust for 20 plus years. She enjoyed trips to the beach, family gatherings, and above all, time spent with her daughters and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Cheryl was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer and Dayton and her faithful fur kids Sunny, Chase and Rusty.  She is survived by her husband, Stephen O. Hance; daughters, Stephanie H. Fierstein (Michael) of Newark and Andrea C. Kadar (Chris) of Smyrna; sister, Diane Ruffini (John) of West Grove, PA; grandchildren, Carly and Ethan; her furry shadow, Buddy; and numerous extended family members.

Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cheryl’s memory to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804, or your favorite charity.


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14 Condolences for Cheryl J. Hance

  • Saying goodbye to anyone is difficult. However, saying goodbye to your big sister is heartbreaking and one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Cheryl was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, friend and person. Cheryl could light up a room whenever she was around. You could always count on Cheryl to bring the fun and laughter (and hopefully her potato salad) to the party. I know she is in good hands with mom, dad, our brothers and grandparents in heaven. Throughout our lives and numerous speed bumps in life, Cheryl always showed such courage and grace. She always took things in stride and with such a great sense of humor. After our mother passed, Cheryl stepped in and took the role of mother/sister. She truly learned the technique from Dad’s “snake eye” look and Mom’s “wait until Dad gets home” phrase. She taught me so much and I know a little bit of my sister will always live in me. I am so lucky to have had Cheryl as my big sister and in my life. She was truly one of a kind! Rest in peace big sis, gone from our sights but never from our hearts. I miss you dearly! Look forward to the day we will all be together again! Lots of Love and Hugs – Diane

  • What a beautiful tribute! I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts.

  • I am sending love and light to Stephan and all of Cheryl’s family. Her eyes sparkled when she lovingly spoke about all of you. She cherished each smile and gathering.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  • Stephanie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. These are difficult times, I know, just take one day at a time and know she is at peace.


  • Very sorry you lost your wife so young My prayers are with you and family

  • Christmas birthday parties at your home were so much fun. You opened your home to all of us with a smile on your face. You are an example of grace, caring, strength and resilience. You will be missed.

  • A beautiful tribute for a beautiful person, who will be dearly missed by everyone who came in contact with her. Cheryl was my sister-in-law, the perfect soulmate for my ” baby brother”. Cheryl was fun and out-going and always made you feel welcome in her home and in her life. She faced some serious obstacles in life , but always pushed forward with grace and determination. She was a wonderful wife and mother but really excelled and enjoyed her role as grandmother beyond measure. She touched us all with her love. Our happy memories of the annual Christmas Eve birthday celebrations for Stephen and all the laughter and childhood stories we shared over the years will keep her always in our hearts. Our memories of her will keep her with us forever, and hopefully bring her family some comfort as they navigate through this terrible storm.

  • Stephanie, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, Cheryl. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Verena

  • To Cheryl, the woman who:
    . Brought 42 years of happiness and companionship to her husband
    . Loved her daughters more than life itself
    . Spoiled her grandchildren every chance she got
    . Never complained about her personal hardships
    . Always had a special love for her ‘furever’ friends
    . Opened her heart and her home to both family and friends
    We will miss you but you will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace.

  • This is a beautiful tribute. My heart aches for you all. Cheryl was like a second mother to me. We’ve had many amazing memories and she will be greatly missed. Sending hugs. We love you guys!

  • Dear Campbell/Hance Family, I was a classmate of Cheryl’s and always enjoyed her wit and funny humor. She will be missed by the Class of 1977. My condolences and prayers to you all.

    Norris F Cramer, Class of ’77

  • Stephanie, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything, just call. Pat

  • Dear Stephanie and Family:

    My sincere condolences during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for you all.

    Lori Ann Carroll

  • Stephanie and family,

    May the beautiful memories of your mother provide a bounty of love and happiness that will provide you the courage and strength to continue on until you meet with her again. Keep those memories close and she will always be there to guide you with a mother’s love.