Cheyanna Marie Nickel, formerly of Hornell

HORNELL-Cheyanna Marie Nickel, 27, of 236 Main St., Dansville, formerly of Hornell, died Monday evening (February 20, 2017) at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on May 31, 1989, she was the daughter of Michele Nickel and Charles Chriscaden.

Cheyanna resided most of her life in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 2010). She had lived in Dansville for the past year. Cheyanna was a member of New Bread Ministries for many years.

She had been employed as a delivery person for the Hornell-Canisteo Penn E Saver and also enjoyed helping with fundraising events at the Arkport Fire Department. Cheyanna overcame many obstacles in her life and was a former participant of Special Olympics. One of her fondest memories was her trip to Honolulu, Hawaii to meet her favorite celebrity, Dog the Bounty Hunter, a trip granted to her by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Cheyanna enjoyed crocheting, knitting, coloring & playing video games. She was a diehard Buffalo Bills Football Fan and an avid NASCAR fan and especially loved rooting for her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, JR.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Nickel; her paternal grandmother, Helen Ryan Chriscaden; step-grandfather John L. Easton; and step-grandfather, Don Elliott.

Surviving are her mother & step-father, Michele Nickel and Terry Muchler of Hornell; her father & step-mother, Charlie & Felicia Chriscaden of Hornell; her brothers, Joseph Manley, Casey Chriscaden, Chuck Chriscaden, Timothy Houk, Jonathan Chriscaden, & Cody Aultman; her sisters, Kristen LaFleur and Jessica ZaZubec; maternal grandmother, Bertha “Bert” Nickel of Arkport; paternal grandfather, Laverne Chriscaden of Canisteo; step grandparents, Paul & Mary Muchler of Arkport, Christine Elliott of Ohio, Emma Jean Easton of Tennessee; her special friend, Jon Harvey of Dansville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family of Cheyanna Marie Nickel will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where a Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 PM with Bishop James Hall officiating.

Cheyanna’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3025 Monroe Avenue – Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14618. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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