Cheryl Cooley

Cheryl Ann (Howell) Cooley, 71, of Morning Sun, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Elmwood Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Morning Sun Fire Department.  A memorial has been established for the Iowa Donor Network in Cheryl’s name.     Sympathy notes may be left for the family at  Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Morning Sun is caring for Cheryl’s arrangements and her family.


Cheryl Ann Howell was born on June 20, 1952 in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Henrietta (Wilson) Howell.  Cheryl was a 1970 graduate of Columbus Community High School and attended Kirkwood Community College.  On February 10, 1979, Cheryl was united in marriage to Drew Cooley in Morning Sun.  Cheryl worked over 25 years as a dietary supervisor for the Wapello Nursing Home.  Following her retirement from the nursing home, Cheryl began working at the Morning Sun Hope Have site home, retiring from there in 2020.  Cheryl enjoyed her grandkids and camping at Cedar River Campground.


Cheryl will be deeply missed by her children, Mark (Brook) Cooley, Lisa (Jeff) Van Amerongen and Rich (Amanda) Cooley, all of Morning Sun; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Erin) Meek, Tyler Cooley, Abbie (Bryce) Cooley, Mason Cooley, Garrett Cooley, Mallory Van Amerongen, Mackenzie Van Amerongen and Presley Cooley; siblings, Willard Howell of Wapello, Linda Clemmer of Winfield, Joe (Carol) Howell of Columbus Junction and Janet Dickerson of Winfield; sister-in-law, Jill Cooley of Des Moines and several nieces and nephews.


Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Drew on August 22, 2012; brother-in-law, Dick Clemmer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Jan Cooley and sister-in-law, Joyce Howell.