Cheryl Ann Garrison Cone'
Cheryl Ann Garrison Cone’, 68, of Normal, Ill. died peacefully Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Heritage Health in Bloomington, Ill.
Born October 16, 1943, in Galesburg, daughter of Harold E. Garrison and Frank H. and Edna M. (Briggs) Clifford, Cheryl graduated from ROVA High School in 1961. She worked at Black Hawk College - East Campus for several years and retired from Verizon.
She married Charles P. Cone’ June 22, 1963 in Geneseo. He preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Michele (Ronnie) Ince of Kewanee; Susan (Richard) Shambaugh of Kewanee; and one son, Steven Cone’ of McKinney, Texas; nine grandchildren; Gary (Ashley) Ince, Jessica (Anthony) Mertz, Ronnie, Ashley, and Kaitlin Ince; Nicole (Random) Frie, Jacob and Anna Cone’; and Alex Cone’; and four great grandchildren; Shawn, Landon, Jayden, and Avery; four sisters; Joyce, Margie, Phyllis, and Debbie; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. One sister, Susan Kay preceded her in death.
Cheryl loved to knit and cross stitch and made several beautiful gifts for her family and friends. She lived a life wrapped in the love of Jesus. She would have us remember one thing: know Jesus, live, walk, trust and rest in Him.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Evangelical Free Church of Bloomington. Cremation has been accorded. There will be no burial or visitation. A memorial service will be scheduled for Kewanee family and friends at a later date.
Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington is assisting the family.
William M. “Bill” Wright, 79, of Normal, Ill. died peacefully at 3:05 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at his home in Normal.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5 at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington with Monsignor Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bloomington at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington and for one half hour prior to the service, Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Miracle League of Central Illinois, 421 Kays Dr., Normal, IL 61761 or to Homes of Hope, 401 Pine St., Normal, IL 61761.
Bill was born in New York City on March 30, 1933. He married Mary E. While on June 19, 1956 in Bloomington. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Michael (Diane) Wright, Bloomington and Mark Wright, Cottonwood, AZ; two daughters, Laurie (John) Moore, Solvang, CA and Amy Wright, Normal; six grandchildren, Neil Wright, Normal, Nick (Erica) Wright, Normal, Hailey (Mike) Grace, Tampa, FL, Miles Wright, Crown Point, IN, Ryan and Lauren Moore, both of Solvang, CA; and a special cousin, Joy (Mike) Feldner, Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Golinski Wright and a sister, Virginia Hanley.
Bill graduated from All Hallows High School in New York City and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had worked for IAA for over twenty years and also as a realtor for many years. He owned and operated Uncle Bill’s Self Storage in Normal.
Bill was a member of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington and the Thomas Carmody Knights of Columbus Council in Normal.
He was founder and current president of the Miracle League of Central Illinois, Normal. “Uncle Bill” was just chosen to be the volunteer of the year for the American Red Cross of the Heartland for his efforts with the Miracle League of Central Illinois.