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Cheryl Ann (Richards) Miller passed away Wednesday November 1st at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Cheryl was born December 12, 1949 to George & Maxine (Kimzey) Richards in Peoria, IL. She was the baby sister to Terry & Dave, who both decided no one could pick on her but them. She grew up in Hanna City, IL among countless cousins who might as well have been siblings.
Cheryl graduated from Farmington High School, and soon after met Edwin Miller at Hanna City Air Force Base. It must have been love at first sight! After meeting on a blind date for Valentine’s Day, they were married May 18th, 1968 in Maroa, IL. They were married nearly 48 years at the time of his passing on December 26th, 2015.
She was a homemaker to Edwin & their 3 children: Scott, Jenni & Josh. As the kids headed off to school, she could be seen working around Maroa; most notably at Dean’s Food Shoppe, the M&M Cafe and Freedom Oil. She later owned and operated the M&M Cafe, continuing the fine traditions of Ina’s homemade noodles and pies. Cheryl loved to cook, bake, sew, make crafts of all sorts and, on occasion, spirited play of bingo with her gal pals. Most of all, she loved spending time with family & friends.
Cheryl is survived by son Scott Miller (Melonie Farnsworth) of Clinton, daughter Jenni (John) Overbey of Hallsville, and son Josh (Brenda) Miller of Decatur; grandchildren Joanna, Korrissalynn, Rabecah, Draven, Alana & Aiden; 6 great grandchildren; sisters in law Karen Richards and Lynnette Miller-Ishmael (Jerry Ishmael) & brother in law James Miller; serveral nieces & nephews; a few aunts & uncles and numerous cousins.
She was preceded by her husband; brothers Terry Richards and Dave Richards; sisters in law Judy Richards and Cathy Miller.
A celebration of life will be held from 2pm-4pm Sunday December 3rd at Maroa Community Building (former location of M&M Cafe) 119 W Main Street in Maroa.
Central Cremation Center in Forsyth, IL is handling arrangements.