Cheryl Hanks

Obituary of Cheryl J. Hanks

Cheryl J. Hanks, 75, of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Saturday,January 2, 2021 at Schoellkopf Health Center. Born in Clearfield, PA on March 6, 1945 she was the daughter of the late Howard and Jean (Kolbe)Wilton. Cheryl grew up in Pennsylvania next to a farm, which is where her love for nature and the outdoors came from. Her childhood was filled with memories of picking wild berries and mushrooms with her late grandfather. She landed in Niagara Falls after her father took a job in the area. Cheryl was best known as "Nana" to her four grandchildren, who she adored and helped raise in their childhood years. She had an infectious, hearty laugh and an incredible sense of humor. Cheryl's favorite hobbies include crafting such as counted cross stitch, plastic canvas, sewing, crocheting--pretty much anything you can make with your hands and some fabric. Her other pastimes include reading romance and mystery novels, and watching her soap operas. She is survived by one daughter, Denise (Sean) Shelton; grandchildren,Alyssa (Corey), Adrienne, Dylan and Amanda; great grandson, Corey; sisters,Debra (Ronald) Kowaleski, Randy (late Renee) Bernot and Catherine (James) Smith; brother Howard (Susan) Wilton. She was predeceased by her soulmate, Russell E. Clark, son, Charles E Hanks, parents, Howard Wilton and Jean (Kolbe) Wilton, and sister, Sandra (Casimer) Golanka. No Prior visitation. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association www.mda.org. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Final Resting Place

Riverdale Cemetery
5605 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, New York, United States