Sonjia (Gott) Cahill, 58, of Trenton, MO passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 of natural causes. A memorial service will be on Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 at Union Baptist (Coon Creek) Church West of Trenton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Coon Creek Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to Slater Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.
Sonjia Joan (Gott) Cahill was born November 1, 1962 in Trenton Missouri, to Phillip Gott and Dixie (Nelson) Roberts. She graduated from Trenton High School. In High School, Sonjia was the Drum Majorette in the band and the head cheerleader on the cheerleading squad. She was selected to the United States National Band where she had the privilege to travel all over Europe. Sonjia also loved swimming and was a lifeguard at the Trenton Swimming Pool for several years. She worked at Hy-Vee in Trenton where she met and married Chris Cahill, which later ended in divorce. Sonjia while being a devoted Mother to Michael and Katelyn, she continued her education and received her Registered Nursing degree from North Central Missouri College.
Sonjia worked as a Hospice and Med Surge Nurse in Kansas City, MO for many years. She was a devoted Wife and Mother to her husband and children as she raised them in Lee’s Summit. Her kids were very active in sports and Sonjia was always there to support them even though she had to work nights. Katelyn was paralyzed in a car accident at 15 years old and Sonjia was her biggest support which helped Katelyn live a very successful and independent life. She moved back to Trenton in 2018 where she enjoyed cleaning houses for anyone that needed her help and enjoyed working in her garden.
Sonjia was preceded in death by her parents, Dixie and Phil. Surviving relatives include her children Katelyn Cahill and wife Jessie of Lee’s Summit, and Michael Cahill of Lee’s Summit; brothers, Rick Gott and wife Janet of Trenton, and Mike Gott of Trenton; sister, Kim (Tunnell) Wade and husband Russ of Trenton; nephews, Matt Wiggins, Derek Gott, Dustin Gott, Daniel Gott, and Gage Gott and their families; nieces, Lindsay Phillips and husband Cody and Holly Gott. Sonjia loved being Aunt Sonjia but especially to her great nieces Violet and Ella Phillips. Sonjia’s greatest joy was being “MeMa” to her grandson Drew where he made her life whole and fulfilled.