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Cheryl Degner

Jul 21st, 1959 - Jul 17th, 2020


In honoring Cheryl’s wishes, a private family gathering was held.


     Cheryl A. Degner, age 60, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at her home.

     She was born July 21, 1959, in Chicago, the daughter of Frank Wascher Sr. and Barbara (Reamer) Wascher.  Cheryl married William Degner in 1979 in Wheaton.

     One way to describe Cheryl would be as a motivated “general entrepreneur” after she started and operated a number of businesses.  She had been a co-owner and managing broker in American Dreams Real Estate since its launch in 2006, and along with her interest in real estate she opened restaurants and a Vape Shack.  She had been a past team member at N.A.L. and district manager for Speedway.  Holding a special place in her heart for children, she helped many families over the years, along with supporting schools and sporting programs, and was later one of the founders of Our Kids Clay County.  Everyone knew she was an ultimate Chicago Bears fan.  Cooking was really her favorite interest, and she enjoyed watching Food Network and trying all kinds of recipes.  Memories of times spent with family and friends coming together to share a meal was just another one of the ways she confirmed how much she really cared about others.  Her love and strength will never be forgotten.

     Cheryl is survived by her husband: Bill Degner of Louisville; a son: Anthony (Heather) Degner of Palestine;  2 grandsons: Trenton Degner and Justin Degner; 2 sisters: Donna Mason of Flora and Roberta (Elisabeth) Wascher of Alabama; a brother: Frank (Sherry) Wascher Jr. of Joliet; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson: Gavin Degner; and a sister: Debi Clark.

     In honoring Cheryl’s wishes, a private family gathering was held.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  For those who would like to make a memorial in Cheryl’s memory, the family suggests a charity of your choice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:    


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V Guerrettaz

July 19th

I remember the smile in her face, the day i met her. May her soul rest in peace and may her family find comfort from this difficult loss.

Roberta Wascher

July 19th

I wasn’t ready to say Goodbye! Love you more!

Donna Mason

July 19th

I am going to miss you so much! I love you and fly high until we meet again

Glenda Cooper

July 19th

Donna and family I am so sorry. She fought a good fight for a long time. You are all in my prayers.

Anita Dickerson

July 19th

Sorry for your loss Cheryl was a sweet lady. Prayers for the family.

Shelly Guinn

July 19th

My heart breaks for you all, Cheryl was an awesome person. She would help anyone. May God comfort each of you!!


July 19th

Cheryl, I will always be known as Lizerace’ because of you. I love you so much. Heaven has gained such a wonderful Angel. I can see you up there teaching them all how to cook for the big guy. Love you always.

Elizabeth Pruitt

July 19th

So very sorry for your loss Mandy and all the family. Prayers being sent to all of you! Big hugs coming your way

Linda Martin

July 19th

Roberta, Elisabeth and Family: Im so sorry for your loss. Prayers for God’s comfort and strength for you at this sad time.

Steve and Betty Stanford

July 20th

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all the family, she will be missed by So many

Dianna Jacobs

July 20th

Donna and family. My heartfelt condolences!!

Debbie Hampton

July 20th

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. She was a very good woman that said what she thought, just like all you girls. Praying for your families.

Janice Beck

July 20th

What a special lady she was. She would come in Wal-Mart with Donna and we got to talking about my daughter with cancer, she gave me hope, I so enjoyed when her an Donna would come in we would always talk. Heaven gained an angel. 🙏

Donald and Shirley Bailey

July 20th

Such a kind person the world will miss her

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

July 20th

I am so so sorry to hear of this . Hugs to you Donna and prayers for your whole family.

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 20th

We will miss your energy and your concern for others.

Donnita Lewis

July 20th

Fly high always treated me with a big smile and a hug. You will be missed.

Alan Buck

July 20th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Susan Degner

July 22nd

There are no words to describe how Cheryl touched everyone that has ever met her...for me it was an undeniable sense of love that she gave my father and his family as well. She was definitely a hurricane with a touch of rainbow...I will never forget and will always have a special place in my heart for her and the rest of her amazing family. RIP you more



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