Born: May 19, 1954 - Deceased: October 6, 2021
Cheryl A. Wendling, nee Hotto, 67, of Smithton, IL, born Wednesday, May 19, 1954, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021; at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Cheryl worked at Emge Junior High School as a cafeteria supervisor and as a media aide in the library and computer room. She loved books and working with the students. She was always present at the school, whether working, volunteering, or just being there for not only her own children, but all of the students.
Cheryl was always the life of the party. She was filled with love, grace, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness and projected that to everyone she met. Cheryl was always smiling, even throughout the duration of her illness. Her signature smile was infectious and contagious.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents, Oliver King and Emma Bernice, nee Small, Hotto
- Sister, Mary Lee Hotto
Surviving are her:
- Husband, Bruce R. Wendling of Smithton, IL
- Corey (Keith) Fiscus of Smithton, IL
- Casey Wendling of St. Peter’s, MO
- Kyle (Kelsey) Wendling of Smithton, IL
- Brother, Steven K. (Maria) Hotto of AR
- Braden Fiscus
- Riley Frech
- Reid Wendling
- Eleanor Wendling
- Niece, Frances Hotto
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org <http://www.alz.org>
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Crehan’s Irish Pub in Belleville, IL.