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Obituary: Cheryl Emily Burneson

July 8, 1957 – January 2, 2023

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Cheryl E. Burneson, nee Clough, age 65, of Lynwood, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 2, 2023. Loving wife of John D. Burneson. Devoted mom of Jessica (William) Boyce, Janice (Troy) Eriks, and Joy Burneson. Proud grandma of Liam Boyce, Isla Boyce, Ezra Eriks, and Ruby Eriks.

Preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Margaret Clough. Cheryl was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Visitation Friday, January 6, 2023, from 3 – 8 p.m. Visitation Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. directly at Bethel Christian Reformed Church 3500 Glenwood-Lansing Road Lansing, IL, with Rev. Dan Bloesch officiating. Interment Pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made according to the families wishes. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For further information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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