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Cherita Blance Dagen-Medlin

Westchester, Illinois

July 3, 1949 - July 3, 2024

Cherita Blance Dagen-Medlin Obituary

On July 3, 1949, Cherita Blanche Dagen-Medlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, to William Lee Dagen and Evelyn Blanche Dagen. Cherita was the seventh of 16 children. Cherita attended Lucy Flowers High School receiving her high school diploma in 1967. She then attended Crain Jr. College where she majored in business administration. She later changed her career focus to pursue a career in the nursing  eld becoming an LPN in 1980. She furthered her studies attending Triton College where she received her associates degree and was licensed as an RN in 1982. Cherita began her nursing career at children’s memorial hospital working in various areas including orthopedic, med surge and neurology. A erwhich, she worked as a nurse in psychology at Chicago Reed Medical Center devoting over 30 years of service before retiring at the age of 55. She later returned to Trinton College, obtaining a degree in early childhood development with the intention of opening her own child care facility before settling into the freedom and enjoyment of entertainment, traveling and cruising a er retirement. Cheria met the love of her life Winston Medlin (Bubba) at the young age of 12.  ey were but childhood friends at that time, but reconnected and starting dating in 1972.  ey went on to marry in April 1981. To this union two children were born. Winston is remembered as a cool laid back guy who was a loving husband, protector, and provider to his family. Cherita always said she was a straight-forward, blunt, no-nonsense woman who believed that you treat people the way you wanted to treated. Together, Cherita and Winston were a perfect combination as they were a hardworking, outgoing, active couple who enjoyed life, family, music, and each other.  ey lived life to the fullest, o en sharing it with others, as they traveled the world, enjoyed numerous family vacations, concerts and plays, and o en opened their home to hosting game nights, card parties, birthday parties, holiday barbecues, boxing matches, etc in their home.  ey were happily married for 33 years until Winston passed away in September 2014. Cherita confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized at an early age at Walls Memorial church where she served in the choir. In 2015, she rededicated her life to Christ, joining Another Chance Assembly under the leadership of Pastor, David Kay where she served faithfully until her health started to decline. Cherita continued to live life to the fullest even a er retirement. She was a great bowler, serving in a bowling league for over 15 years. She was also an instructor, providing bowling lessons for children for several years. She always enjoyed board games, going to her sister’s Michele house on a daily basis for over 40 years to play Scrabble, Yahtzee, or Dominoes when she wasn’t traveling. She loved to cook and started a catering business with her sister, Michele, catering for events held at her brother, Ronald, bar and lounge.

Cherita maintained a long-time a liation with the local park districts attending  tness classes, taking swim lessons and special events and developing many special lasting friendships along the way. She and her sister, Beverly, became avid line dancers taking lessons and traveling performing with the Columbus Park line dancers throughout the city. She coordinated several senior bus trips to Canada, South Carolina, South Dakota, and more. She also coordinated group trips to see local plays at the Arie Crown  eater. In her downtime, she would relax by doing crossword puzzles, word searches, playing computer games or listening to her favorite artist, Gladys Knight. Cherita completed her earthly life on July 3, 2024, at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Medlin, daughter, Kimberly Medlin, son, William Medlin, parents, William Dagen II and Evelyn Dagen;  ve brothers, twins, Donald and Ronald, William III, Anthony, Loren; and three sisters, Beverly, Evelyn and Fern. Cherita leaves to honor her memory: daughters, Tami and Ericka; granddaughters, Ryan and Cierra; grandsons, D’Nasha and Christopher; eight great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; seven brothers and sisters, Michele, Gayle (James), Vanessa (Wayne), Kevin, Noreen (Luther), Janyce (Anthony), and Orland; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

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On July 3, 1949, Cherita Blanche Dagen-Medlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, to William Lee Dagen and Evelyn Blanche Dagen. Cherita was the seventh of 16 children. Cherita attended Lucy Flowers High School receiving her high school diploma in 1967. She then attended Crain Jr. College where she majored in business administration. She later changed her career focus to pursue a career in the nursing  eld becoming an LPN in 1980. She furthered her studies attending Triton College where she received her associates degree and was licensed as an RN in 1982. Cherita began her nursing career at children’s memorial hospital working in various areas including orthopedic, med surge and neurology. A erwhich, she worked as a nurse in psychology at Chicago Reed Medical Center devoting over 30 years of service before retiring at the age of 55. She later returned to Trinton College, obtaining a degree in early childhood development with the intention of opening her own child care facility before settling into the freedom and enjoyment of entertainment, traveling and cruising a er retirement. Cheria met the love of her life Winston Medlin (Bubba) at the young age of 12.  ey were but childhood friends at that time, but reconnected and starting dating in 1972.  ey went on to marry in April 1981. To this union two children were born. Winston is remembered as a cool laid back guy who was a loving husband, protector, and provider to his family. Cherita always said she was a straight-forward, blunt, no-nonsense woman who believed that you treat people the way you wanted to treated. Together, Cherita and Winston were a perfect combination as they were a hardworking, outgoing, active couple who enjoyed life, family, music, and each other.  ey lived life to the fullest, o en sharing it with others, as they traveled the world, enjoyed numerous family vacations, concerts and plays, and o en opened their home to hosting game nights, card parties, birthday parties, holiday barbecues, boxing matches, etc in their home.  ey were happily married for 33 years until Winston passed away in September 2014. Cherita confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized at an early age at Walls Memorial church where she served in the choir. In 2015, she rededicated her life to Christ, joining Another Chance Assembly under the leadership of Pastor, David Kay where she served faithfully until her health started to decline. Cherita continued to live life to the fullest even a er retirement. She was a great bowler, serving in a bowling league for over 15 years. She was also an instructor, providing bowling lessons for children for several years. She always enjoyed board games, going to her sister’s Michele house on a daily basis for over 40 years to play Scrabble, Yahtzee, or Dominoes when she wasn’t traveling. She loved to cook and started a catering business with her sister, Michele, catering for events held at her brother, Ronald, bar and lounge.

Cherita maintained a long-time a liation with the local park districts attending  tness classes, taking swim lessons and special events and developing many special lasting friendships along the way. She and her sister, Beverly, became avid line dancers taking lessons and traveling performing with the Columbus Park line dancers throughout the city. She coordinated several senior bus trips to Canada, South Carolina, South Dakota, and more. She also coordinated group trips to see local plays at the Arie Crown  eater. In her downtime, she would relax by doing crossword puzzles, word searches, playing computer games or listening to her favorite artist, Gladys Knight. Cherita completed her earthly life on July 3, 2024, at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Medlin, daughter, Kimberly Medlin, son, William Medlin, parents, William Dagen II and Evelyn Dagen;  ve brothers, twins, Donald and Ronald, William III, Anthony, Loren; and three sisters, Beverly, Evelyn and Fern. Cherita leaves to honor her memory: daughters, Tami and Ericka; granddaughters, Ryan and Cierra; grandsons, D’Nasha and Christopher; eight great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; seven brothers and sisters, Michele, Gayle (James), Vanessa (Wayne), Kevin, Noreen (Luther), Janyce (Anthony), and Orland; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

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