CHERI MARIE MCNEFF, 59 ROCKFORD - Cheri Marie McNeff, 59, was welcomed into heaven Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, after a battling with cancer since 2008. Born Dec. 14, 1952, to Marvin and Geraldine (Matthews) Fierke. Cheri graduated from Argo High School in 1971. She married William R. McNeff on July 14, 1979. She was a cosmetologist for 10 years, then a DJ for 10 years. She most recently was the event coordinator for Kegel Harley-Davidson for another decade. Her hobbies were dancing, motorcycle riding, camping, travel and gardening. Survived by parents; siblings; spouse; daughter, Jennifer Bailey; son, William R. McNeff II; grandchildren, Liam and Kaitlyn; and a host of nieces and nephews. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until service time, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Jennifer Bailey to be placed in an established fund for Mom's remaining medical expenses. Express condolences and share memories at honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012