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Mary Sue Cheatham

Mary Sue Cheatham, 94 of Streator passed away Monday afternoon (December 28th) at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, Streator.

A visitation will be held Thursday (Dec. 31st) at 10 AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday (Dec. 31st) at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Camp Essman Cemetery, rural Cornell.

Serving as pallbearers will be family members.

Mary Sue was born on October 8, 1921 in Polk County, Arkansas to Milton and Ella (Hickey) Thomason.  She married Alfred L. Cheatham on June 6, 1946.  He preceded her in death on September 28, 2000.

Surviving are, daughter, Patricia (Kenneth) Melrose of Streator, son, Thomas Cheatham of New Mexico, daughter-in-law, Sandy Cheatham of Frankfort, IL, grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Gorman, Peggy (Doug) Gielow, Jason (Michelle) Melrose and Jake (Missy) Melrose, 6 great-grandchildren and a sister Norma (Bob) Sherwood of Streator.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Garry, grandson, Joe Melrose, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Mary Sue retired from Heritage Manor as a Certified Nurses Aid and was a member of the Central Church of Christ.  She enjoyed gardening, baking, putting puzzles together and most spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Central Church of Christ.


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