SHIRLEY CHERREY, 90 ROCKFORD - Shirley Cherrey, 90, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Rosewood Care Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of Albert and Elsie Wiese. She graduated from Beloit College in 1945, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Shirley married Thomas Cherrey on Oct. 7, 1944. After moving to Rockford in 1959, they started Business Furniture together in 1961. Shirley and Tom were charter members of St. Anskar's Church, where Shirley served on the Altar Guild. She also was a volunteer for many years at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Survivors include her husband Thomas; five daughters, Susan (Steven) Hare and Sarah Cherrey, both of Rockford, Beth (Douglas) Kollmyer of Riverside, Calif., Ann (Ron) Kurtz of St Charles and Barbara (Richard) Meeks of Rockford; and six grandchildren, Molly, Patrick, Emily, Tom, Tyler and Kaitlyn. Predeceased by her parents; one brother; and one sister. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Rosewood Care Center for their loving and compassionate care to Shirley. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in St Anskar's Episcopal Church, 4801 Spring Creek Rd., with Pastor Andrea Wight officiating. Arrangements completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anskar's Episcopal Church. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from February 17 to February 18, 2013