Craig Cheney

Born: Wed., Nov. 30, 1960
Died: Fri., Jun. 16, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 19, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Bowen Cemetery

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   Craig Cheney, 56, of Loraine, Illinois, died at 7:00 a.m. Friday (June 16, 2017) in his home.

   Born November 30, 1960 in Quincy, Craig was the son of David L. and Joyce Stabler Cheney. Following his mother's death in 1968, his father married Charlotte Woods Gastler in 1970 who Craig alway thought of as his mom.  He married Leanne Phillips on September 9, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives.

   Craig was a 1979 graduate of Southeastern High School where he was class President and a 3 year letterman and starting guard for the Suns Basketball Team. He attended Trenton Junior College where he played basketball and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business at Missouri Western University.

   Craig was active in his community, serving as a former member and Past President of the St. Albans Township Board. He enjoyed learning the local history of his community, loved music trivia, was an fan of the music group, The Eagles and the TV show M*A*S*H, and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

   Craig's passion was also his job, as a cattle producer of Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.  He was active with R-Calf  where he was honored as Cattleman of the Year.

     Survivors include his wife, Leanne; a sister, Davette Cheney of  Bowen, IL; two brothers, Dana Cheney (Paula) of San Antonio, TX and Richard Gastler (Gayla) of West Point, IL; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; a close family friend, Dorothy Willard of West Point, IL; and his best buddy and faithful companion, Jake.

   Craig was preceded in death by his parents.

   Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 in the Bowen Cemetery, Bowen, Illinois.

    Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to the Bowen Cemetery Association.

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Michael Howe
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Mike, Felicia and Austin Howe.

Our Deepest Sympathy - Mike, Felicia and Austin Howe

Dick and Becky Walraven
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
Rich, Gayla, and Family-so very sad and shocking to lose your brother at this young age. Praying for all of you now and in the future.

Robert and Tina Ellefritz-Augusta,Il.
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
Dana, Rich, and Davette- So sorry to hear of Craig's passing. Thinking of you.

Lori Becker
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Ron and Marilyn Vest, Lori, Erin and Maya Becker.

In loving memory of a great guy and amazing friend.

Gena Beaber
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
Leanne, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you!

Catherine J Moore
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by The Tim Moore Family.

Craig will be greatly missed but his tremendous strength, generosity, humor and kind spirit will be remembered forever. All our love, The Moore Family. Tim, Cathy, Grace, Audrey, Sophie & Danny

Kenny & Teresa Brown
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
Leanne Kenny and I are so sorry for you loss. We will always remember Craig from our family times with you and your parents and Rich and Gayla & Kale and Drew! Good memories! Hugs to you!!

Stanley Sheffner
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Stan Sheffner .

Our condolences to the Cheney family, from the Hunters. You are in our Prayers. Tim Moore, Bob Stringham, Bobby Stringham, David Stringham, Stan Sheffner, Dan Sheffner, Bernie Remec, Rich Martin, Nick Baumgart.

Kim Phillips
   Posted Sun June 18, 2017
I'm so sorry to learn of Craig's passing. Wishing your family peace in this difficult time.

Cindy Soule
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
So sorry, Craig will be missed.

Karla Bonfield
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Dear Sweet Leanne and Family,
I am holding you close in my heart and in my prayers. Wishing you time's peace and love's memories. I am so very sorry for you loss.

Bill Tobias
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Leanne and family-

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time.

Maggie Euph
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
The best Friend a bereaved person can have is our Creator. Pour out your heart to him in prayer because “he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) Moreover, he promises that all who do so will have their thoughts and feelings soothed by “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.” (Philippians 4:6, 7) Also, allow God to help you heal by means of his consoling Word, the Bible. Make a list of comforting scriptures. You may even want to memorize a few of them. Having such thoughts to ponder over may be especially helpful at night when you are alone and find it hard to sleep.—Isaiah 57:15.

Larry Busick
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Larry A Busick.

Wonderful memories of Craig. Prayers for the family. Larry and Tina Busick

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