DECATUR — Sherry A. Cleary, 73, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at her residence.
Memorial mass will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Joe Molloy, Celebrant. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Saturday at the Church. Burial will be in Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia, IL at a later date. Memorials in Sherry's honor may be given to Murray Parents Association c/o Rita Winkler, 1535 W. McCord St, Centralia, IL 62801
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Sherry was born December 22, 1946 in Vandalia, the daughter of Clarence Frederick and Nellie Jane (Steven) Schilling. She worked for the State of IL – Department of Employment Security, retiring after 32 years. Sherry enjoyed watching movies, crocheting, playing games and most of all, loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Sherry is survived by her children, James Scott Cleary (Angela Howard) of Decatur and Tiffany Christine Craw (Douglas, Sr.) of Decatur; grandchildren, Skyler Risley, Madison Craw, Abby Craw, Dani Craw, and Douglas Craw, Jr.; siblings, Jennifer (Don) Helm, Nancy Thierry, Terry (Mike) Gholson, Elizabeth Oberlink, Karen (David) Hunter, Phillip (Sharon) Schilling, Joe Schilling, and Becky (Mackenzie) Schilling; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Diana Lyn Schilling.