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Ethel Cheesman Oertley
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1921
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 2007
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Ethel was born to Carl and Lucile (Gittler) Cheesman. On Jan. 21, 1945, she married Glenn D. Oertley in the First Presbyterian Church of Princeville. He survives.

She is also survived by her sister, Barbara (Roy) Durbin; three children, Nancy (Harvey) Varness, David (Elaine) and Charles (Karen); five grandchildren, Erik (Kate) Varness, Todd Varness (fiancee Dierdre Conley), Kristin Varness, Ann (Johnny) Kantz and Jennifer Oertley; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Max and Samantha Varness; and a foreign exchange student, Ludo Claussens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Miles G. Colwell; and two brothers, Robert and Jack Cheesman.

She first taught in a one-room school in Edelstein and later in the Dunlap Schools, at both Wilder-Waite and Pioneer Junior High.
Family links: 
  Carl Henry Cheesman (1899 - 1940)
  Lucille I Gittler Cheesman Colwell (1902 - 1987)
  G David Oertley (1949 - 2013)*
  Ethel Cheesman Oertley (1921 - 2007)
  Robert E. Cheesman (1922 - 1994)*
  John G Cheesman (1923 - 1990)*
  Barbara R. Durbin (1929 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Princeville Township Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div E, Row 3, Lot 108
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Oct 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22581671

- Gina
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013

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