Animals Pets 11

Cheryl Ann (Okerson) Cook

April 27, 1964 ~ February 19, 2020 (age 55)


Cheryl Ann (Okerson) Cook, age 55, of Eldorado, passed away at 3:05 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois.

     Cheryl was born on April 27, 1964 in Park Ridge, Illinois to Irene (Barnes) Waisanen and the late Ronald Elbert Okerson.  She loved her boys and her granddaughter and also enjoyed crafts.

      Cheryl is survived by two sons, Jonathon Cook of Eldorado; son, Brandon Cook of Eldorado; granddaughter, Madisyn Carlton of Ridgway; mother, Irene Waisanen of Worcester, Massachusetts; sister, Alice “Jean” Alicea and husband Carlos of Swainsboro, Georgia; brother, Ronald Okerson of Chicago; sister, Toni Ortega and husband, Tomas of Marion; sister, Traci Pointer of Hendersonville, Tennessee; stepmother, Carol Okerson of Marion; and many nieces, nephews and cousins

     In addition to her father, Cheryl was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Okerson and brother, Robert Eugene Okerson.   

     Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Private burial services will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Saline County Animal Shelter and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be left on her obituary page at

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February 22, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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