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Cheryl A. Flannery, 68, died Friday at Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital, Cudahy. She was born in Racine, November 29, 1950, daughter of the late Robert C. and Delores L. (Nee: Falbe) Quella.

Cheryl was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1969”. On October 15, 1988, she married William “Bill” T. Flannery. Cheryl had an extraordinary artistic flair with flower arranging, painting, and decorating. She was
employed for many years as a retail manager at various shops including Zahn’s, Gantos, Common Scents, and Flowers and Company. In her earlier years, Cheryl was actively involved with the Explorer Scouts. She was a member of the Racine Art Guild and Sweet Adelines. Above all, she was a loving and devoted wife and mother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her husband of thirty years, Bill; her children, Bryon James (Susanne) Kwapil, Joy Guzikowski; brothers, William (Valerie) Quella, Jeffrey (Ronnie) Quella; brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Quella Jr. and Jon Quella.

A Celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held Thursday, September 5th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Preservation Hall, 740 Lake Avenue. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.