The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

November 14, 2012

Lillian Constance Keyes Cherry

DANVILLE — Lillian Constance Keyes Cherry, 78, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

She was born March 2, 1934, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., to Lillian Bell Keyes and Leon J. Keyes.

Lillian attended schools in Middleton Township, N.J., and graduated from Middletown Township High School.

She met and married George W. Cherry II (deceased) and relocated to Palmyra, N.J., where they resided at 429 W. Broad St. To that union were born five children, Derrick M. Cherry (deceased), Duane G. Cherry (Marian), Deron L. Cherry (Hope), Charlotte L. (Tracy) Cherry, George W. Cherry III (deceased).

Lillian was employed at ARI (Automotive Rental Incorporation) in New Jersey in 1976 and retired from ARI in 2002 and relocated to Danville.

While in New Jersey, Lillian was a member of St. Paul’s UAME Church and was very active playing the piano for the choir for 30-plus years. Lillian also founded the men’s choir at St. Paul’s. She loved to travel with the church and her many girlfriends. Lillian enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and cherished each and every one of them.

After relocating to Danville, she joined Life Church and was a member of the Gold Club.

Lillian leaves to mourn, her brothers, Lawrence C. Keyes (Charlotte) and George W. Keyes (Bonnie); many nieces and nephews; eight beautiful grandchildren, Gabrielle Cherry (Maria), Deron L. Cherry II (Faith), Dennis Forrest Jr., Micah Cherry, Austin Rowe, Isaiah Cherry, Isabella Cherry, Samuel Ault; and so many special friends who will miss her dearly.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Bell Keyes and Leon J. Keyes; her two sons, George and Derrick; her brothers, Leon J. Keyes, Edward A. Keyes; and sister, Juanita K. Stewart.

A visitation service will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Life Church, 2105 N. Bowman Ave., Danville, with Words of Encouragement from 6-6:30 p.m. by Pastor Neal. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul’s UAME Church, Palmyra, N.J., with visitation from 10-11 a.m. There also will be a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Paul’s.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to St. Paul’s UAME Church Building Fund, 305 Third St., Palmyra, N.J. 08065.

Leek and Sons Funeral Home, Danville, is handling local arrangements.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT CN 08-23 Strawser photo Lewis "Wayne" Strawser Lewis “Wayne” Strawser passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.Wayne was born Aug. 4, 1956, to Lewis M. and Mildred J. Strawser.He is survived by his son, Brandon Wayne Strawser of Danville

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeAnna Warren DeAnna Warren, 67, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Friday August 22, 2014, at Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Watseka.She was born Jan. 12, 1947, in Flora, Ind., the daughter of Paul E. Clingenpeel and Bessie Mae (Zeek) Clinge

    August 23, 2014

  • OBIT CN 08-23 Stewart D photo Donna Mae Stewart Donna Mae Stewart, 63, of Danville, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.She was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Milwaukee, Wis., a daughter of William and Dorthy (Le Pine) Monville.She is survived by two

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 08-23 Elder P photo Phillip Eugene Elder Phillip Eugene Elder, 77, a longtime resident of Danville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.Per his wishes, Phillip will be cremated and a memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. W

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aural M. Combs Sarver Aural M. Combs Sarver, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Danville, passed from this life Aug. 18, 2014. She was born Jan. 23, 1937, the daughter of Harry and Hazel Meeker Combs.She married Lloyd Wilkin March 29, 1957. Together, they had three sons.

    August 22, 2014

  • Mildred Christine Utesch

    Mildred Christine Utesch, 83, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

    August 22, 2014

  • OBIT CN 08-21 Grider B photo Bertha Lynn Grider Bertha Lynn Grider, 46, of Danville, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.Bertha was born Sept. 18, 1967, a daughter of Freeman Keith and Leona Estep. She survives.Bertha loved life. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching Chicago Bears football and sp

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 08-20 Rassmussen N photo Nels Peter Rasmussen, Sr. Nels Peter Rasmussen, Sr., 87, of Goreville and formerly of Alvin, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home.Nels was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Rankin, to Rasmus and Katie (Christiansen) Rasmussen.He married Madge M. Young in June of 1

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-CN 08-21 Stack M photo Mary Agnes Stack Mary Agnes Stack, 62, of Danville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Gardenview Manor after a long illness.She was born Jan. 10, 1952, in Danville, the daughter of Donald and Rita (Kramer) Stack.Mary will be deeply missed by six brothers, Joseph

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 08-20 Guffey C photo Clara Alice Guffey Clara Alice Guffey, 85, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug.17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.She was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Roy and Ada (Smith) Elsey.She married William Guffey on March 25

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
NDN Video
School serves diabetic girl trashcan pizza Battle of the Butts at the 2014 MTV VMAs! Four-Year-Old Reviews Exclusive Restaurant's $295 Fixed Price Menu Mariah Orders Nick Cannon to Stay Quiet About Divorce Details U.S. Military Strategy Against ISIS The London Zoo holds its annual animal weigh-in VIDEO: Goliath Grouper eats shark in one bite Rapper Almost Walks Off CNN Over Ferguson Coverage 2 American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital Whoa! Jimmy Fallon Shaves Jared Leto's Beard US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Reggie Jackson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Amazing Encounter With Sea Otter Caught on Video Motorcyclist Sticks Landing Sicilian hilltop homes on sale for one euro Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Breaking Up? Joel McHale Interviews Chelsea This 'Breaking Bad' Reunion is the Most Hilarious Thing You'll See All Day! President Obama talks about who James Foley was Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her 'Anaconda' On the World
Must Read