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Cheryl Gressley

Cheryl Gressley, age 75, of New Port Richey, FL, and formerly of Huntington, IN, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Trinity Hospital, Trinity, FL.  

Cheryl was born on January 23, 1948, in Huntington, IN, to the late Derwood James and Wilma P. (Keel) Duhamell. Cheryl married Ronald W. Gressley on April 15, 1966, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2009.

Cheryl graduated high school and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntington.  Cheryl was an avid reader who enjoyed sitting in the sun with a good book in her hand. She always had books with her wherever she went. She loved baking and cooking and loved to share with her family and friends. She also loved gardening. Mom had a green thumb for sure. She loved her family immensely and had such a big heart. She will be missed.

Cheryl is survived by one son, Brent Gressley, Fort Wayne, IN; one daughter, Ann Marie Bowland, Olive Branch, MS; one brother, Kenton (Christine) Duhamell, Greencastle, IN; 4 grandchildren, Alyssa (Koda) Horstman, Kenzie Prickett, Morgan Hawk, Britany Gressley; and three great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Duhamell; two sisters, Lynette Duhamell, Brenda Duhamell; and one grandson, Trenton Prickett.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at McElhaney Funeral Home, followed by calling hours from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.

Additional calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St, Huntington, IN, with Fr. Thomas Zehr officiating.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Donor’s choice in care of McElhaney Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN, 46750.

McElhaney Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences can be sent to: