David L. Cheney

Born: Tue., Jul. 1, 1930
Died: Thu., Jun. 6, 2013


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 09, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jun. 10, 2013
Location: Bowen Cemetery

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   Mr. David L. Cheney, 82, of Bowen, Illinois, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday (June 6, 2013)  in Bickford Cottage, Quincy, Illinois.

   Born July 1, 1930 near Loraine, Illinois, he was the son of Dewey and Rosabelle Clark Cheney. He married Joyce Stabler in 1954 in Camp Point, IL, she preceded him in death in March 1968. He then married Charlotte A. Woods Gastler on December 1, 1970 in Palymra, Missouri. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2009.

   David took an active role in his community, serving on the Southeastern School Board for 12 years, the Bowen Village Board and as a Committeeman for the Hancock County Democrats. Mr. Cheney served his country in the U.S. Navy and was  a member of the Bowen American Legion.  In his younger years, David enjoyed bowling, playing softball and baseball but his greatest joy was watching his children participate in school activities, especially basketball.

    A 1948 graduate of Bowen High School, Mr. Cheney began his career at the Morton Seed Company and later worked for the Americana Seed Company, retiring after 36 years as a Regional Sales Manager. In 1964, Dave bought his first farm and was a livestock and grain farmer in the Bowen area until his retirement in 2005.  

   Survivors include four children, Dana Cheney (Paula) of San Antonio, TX,  Craig Cheney (Leanne) of Loraine, IL, Richard Gastler (Gayla) of West Point, IL and Davette Cheney of  Dallas, TX; four grandchildren, Kale Gastler and Andrew Gastler both of West Point, IL, David P. Cheney (Melody) and  Hannah Cheney both of San Antonio, TX; an Aunt, Mabel Schoenheider of Peoria and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Cheney was preceded in death by his parents; his two wives, Joyce and Charlotte; four brothers and two sisters.

   Graveside services  will be held Monday  morning at 10:00 in the Bowen Cemetery in Bowen, Illinois with Pastor Henry Pratt officiating

   Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to Bowen Cemetery or the Bowen Veterans Memorial.

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Anne Kimmey
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013

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Davette, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Kim Lenz
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Craig, Leanne, Rich, Gayla.
Your dad was quite a guy, I will miss him dearly. My thought and prayers are with you in this time of need.

Gary Graham
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Cheney Family...So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and pray the Lord gives you strength through this time of sorrow...A lot of memories from sports events!

Vanessa Burch
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
Craig, Leanne, Rich, and Gayla
So sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad will greatly be missed. You all became part of our family and your dad was like grandpa to us. Stay in touch.

Linda Monceaux
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve and Candy Bridges
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
So sorry to learn of your Fathers passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

Rick and Rhonda Johnson
   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Denise Stallcup
   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
Dana, my condolences for your loss - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Denise

Mohammed Zaidi
   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May God provide you with peace & comfort to help you thru this difficult time.

bob keller
   Posted Mon June 24, 2013
dana,craig, richie, and davette,

i just found out uncle dave passed away. nobody told me. sorry to hear it. take care.
cousin, bobby

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