Mary Susan "Sue" Cherry
1935 - 2021
McDonald Funeral Home
1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL
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.
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Faith Baptist Church
2205 Freeport Road, Sterling, IL
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2205 Freeport Road, Sterling, IL
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We are so thankful for Mrs. Cherry - her love for the Lord and faithfulness have been a great encouragement to us over the years. Our love and prayers are with Mrs. Dean and the family.
Doug & Ruth Bachorik
October 6, 2021
Such wonderful, good memories of the whole Cherry family centered around high school and sporting events! Love is sent to all the family.

Mrs. Cherry was such a kind and sweet lady and she and her husband, Dr. Cherry, raised a wonderful family! I am grateful for her investment in the lives of students at Twin City Nazarene School and her gracious spirit.

54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory.

55Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?

56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15, NIV
Brad Stockton
September 23, 2021
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