Cheryl Ann Richey, 51, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, in Red Oak, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 11:30 A.M., Friday, April 2, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa, with Rev. Mary O’Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Quincy, rural Adams County, Iowa. Open Visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 P.M., with family receiving friends 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the funeral home. “In lieu of flowers”, memorials may be directed to the Iowa Special Olympics and/or the Williams Syndrome Association. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
Cheryl Ann Richey, the daughter of Samuel Albert and Donnis Ann (Willett) Richey, was born August 9, 1969, in Creston, Iowa. Cheryl graduated from Corning High School, Corning, Iowa, with the class of 1988.
Following high school, Cheryl lived in Creston while working at Innovative Industries. She then worked at the Corning Nursing Home. She really enjoyed her work there and every resident meant something to her. Hers was one of the most important jobs at nursing home and that was to be the “friendly face” to everyone. Cheryl did this with perfection.
Cheryl had many interests. She was a member of the Corning First Presbyterian Church. She participated in the Special Olympics in bowling and was proud to make it to the State level, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was an avid Nascar fan and loved Jeff Gordon. She loved furbies and cats. Cheryl liked taking trips and going to the casinos. She had a love for cooking and supporting her local school sporting events. Cheryl’s legacy, however, will have to be her “smile and hug” which she shared with all her friends while calling them “ornery”. Her face always “lit up” whenever she came in contact with you. She will be well remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Cheryl Ann’s memory is her father: Sam Richey of Corning, Iowa (significant other – Marlene Lee, Novi, Michigan); nephew: Sammy Richey, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sisters: Mindi Moore, Corning, Iowa; Angela Lee, Garden City, Michigan; Jodie Sheriff, Greenfield, Iowa; Lena Larson, Lenox, Iowa; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Cheryl in death were her mother: Donnis; brother: Chuck; grandparents: Charlie & Delores Willett and Paul & Esther Richey.