Cherie Norene Paige
Cherie Norene Paige, age 76, passed away at home on February 9, 2020, after a six-year battle with bone cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, Dr. Roger Paige, of 59 years; her daughter, Terra Baugh; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers; and friends.
Cherie was born on July 26, 1943, in Independence, MO, to Gerald and Doris Gabriel. She has resided in Joplin since 1976.
Cherie was a psychologist and loved working at Carl Junction High School as a counselor for 19 years where she gained many lasting friendships. Roger and Cherie were the co-founders of College Skyline Counseling Center, which Cherie managed for many years. She enjoyed spending time at their cabin playing Mexican train dominoes with friends. She loved making needlepoint blankets for her grandchildren, playing numerous card games, and hanging with her dog.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Croy, of Mercy Hospital in Joplin, and Dr. Carolina Schinke, of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, for extending Cherie's life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joplin Humane Society.
A Memorial Service for Cherie will be held at Mason Woodard Mortuary at 10 a.m. on February 15. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation following the service. A potluck reception will immediately follow the visitation at College Skyline Center, 1230 North Duquesne Road.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on February 12, 2020

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Teresa Boyer
Feb 14, 2020
I enjoyed working with Cherie at Carl Junction High School for many years. She was a wonderful colleague and friend.
Jacky (McBride) Glines
Feb 14, 2020
So sorry to hear about Cherie. I thought she was a wonderful woman & mother. I cleaned for her several years. Was a joy being around her. Always smiling. Prayers for her family.
Rick Bogart
Feb 12, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories we shared and the fun we had while working together for 15 years at Carl Junction High School. She will be missed by many.
Connie Morris
Feb 12, 2020
When my younger daughter went astray in high school, Cherie called me with sincere sympathy and actually apologized for not being able to do more in the situation. I was very touched by her expressed regret, and the effort she made to reach out to me. It was obviously heartfelt and very kind to a heartbroken mom.
Janice Joplin Longfellow
Feb 12, 2020
Cherie, Without knowing you were an amazing inspiration to me. You will be greatly missed. Rest well my sweet aunt.