Cheryl Whitten Rieso

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Cheryl Whitten Rieso, nee Dingerson, 77, of Freeburg, IL, born December 14, 1943, in Burbank, CA, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Rieso was a loving mother and proud grandmother. She loved to spend the warmer months of the year fishing while working jigsaw puzzles in the colder months. She was a member of Apostolic Church, Belleville, IL.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Catherine, nee Adams, Dingerson; a son, Steve Whitten; a brother, Bill Hart; a sister, Debbie Hart; and a grandson-in-law, Sean Clark.

Surviving are her daughter, Shelly (Terry) Ross of Freeburg, IL;
four grandchildren, Terry Jr. (Brandy) Ross, Crystal Clark, Angel (Josh) Ross, and Christopher (Lori) Whitten;
eight great-grandchildren, Alana Whitten, C.J. Whitten, Xavier Whitten, Layla Whitten, Nevayah Whitten, Myles Ross, Carson Ross, and Jax Helfrich;
a niece, Carrie Henry;
two nephews, Chris Emery and Charlie Emery;
great nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Apostolic Church, 1648 LaSalle Street, Belleville, IL.

 Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Apostolic Church, Belleville, IL, with Pastor George Szabolcsi officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


2 Comments on Cheryl Whitten Rieso

Sandi Bowman said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Sherry was an amazing mother in law!! You were always so surprised how the grandchildren were getting so big!! You had a very big heart!!! I can’t imagine life without you but I am so happy you are able to breathe now!!! Rest In Peace and see you in the other side💕

  • Saint Charles
  • Missouri
Marlene Long and family said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2021 at 10:05 AM

Cheryl (aka Sherri, Sherrie, Sherry) was an amazingly wonderful person, true friend, and much loved neighbor. So kind, loving, and "real" with everyone. I have missed her sorely since she first went into the hospital. She became part of my family many years ago, was an extremely important friend and person in my life, and will remain in my heart and part of me forever. Much love to you all who she loved and was loved by. Enjoy heaven and eternal life, my friend! 💓

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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