Mary Susan 'Sue' Cherry
Born: September 11, 1935
Died: September 21, 2021
Mary Susan "Sue" Cherry passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, surrounded by her family.
She was born on September 11, 1935 to Abram and Ruth Hey of Sterling, IL. Sue grew up in Sterling alongside her brother Phil and sister Janna. She was a graduate of Sterling High School, attended Denver Women's College and Northwestern University where she studied to become a dental hygienist. There she met her husband William (Ed), whom she married on December 29, 1957. Together they raised five children in Fort Benton, Montana, before returning to Sterling, IL. Sue devoted her life to her family and her faith, and was an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Sterling.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Abram and Ruth Hey, her brother, Phillip Hey, and her beloved husband William Edward Cherry.
She is survived by her five children, Charles (Mary) Cherry, Charlene (Dan) Dubois, Daniel (Cam) Cherry, Doug (Becky) Cherry and Patricia (Fernando) Guerra, 10 loving grandchildren, and her dear sister Janna. Sue will be deeply missed by her family and fondly remembered for her kind and gentle spirit.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, at Faith Baptist Church in Sterling. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Faith Baptist Church Children's Ministry in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com
Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 24, 2021.