Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Cheryl Schmitt

10/31/1938 - 10/30/2017

GLASFORD ~ Cheryl Anne Schmitt, 78, of Glasford, passed away at 7:58 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born October 31, 1938 in Beardstown to Gerald and Martha Maxcine (Stone) Woods, she married Willard J. Schmitt on January 16, 1960 in Glasford. He died May 22, 2017 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Darlene Martindale, Virginia Larson and Joni Woods.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Schmitt of West Peoria; one son, Joseph Schmitt of Glasford and two siblings, Dorothy (John) Searle of Glasford and Gerald (Leanne) Woods of Indianapolis, IN.

She had worked at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for five years in registration and then worked in the surgery department at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria for 20 plus years, retiring in 2007.

Cheryl enjoyed knitting, sewing and family gatherings. She cherished spending time with her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Steve Weber will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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