by Boone Funeral Home

Cheri Lynn (Wheeldon) Gish, age 71, of Newburgh, IN, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital – Evansville.

Cheri was born December 10, 1947, in San Francisco, CA, to Colonel Robert H. Wheeldon, Jr. and Martina Cook (Tuell) Wheeldon. She graduated from Central City High School in 1965 and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KY. Cheri was a member of American Legion Kapperman Post 44 Auxilary. She was part of a quilters group, known as “American Legion Quilters Kapperman Post,” and she loved to crochet flags for Veterans. Cheri was an Army Brat and lived in Japan, Germany, Fort Knox, KY, Valley Station, KY, Owensboro, KY, and Newburgh, IN. She was also a Girl Scout leader, member of a Bridge and discussion group, and a Castle Band Mom. Cheri worked off and on as an office manager and bookkeeper for Century 21 Don Lee Realty, but she was mainly a stay-at-home wife and mother. She was a cancer survivor, and she enjoyed crocheting hats for cancer patients. Cheri loved being a mom and spending time with her family.

Cheri is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Sergeant Major Jerry Allen Gish; son, Jeffrey Alan Gish; daughter, Susan Nichole “Niki” Gish Morrow; grandson, Jack Allen Morrow; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cheri is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Judith Ann (Wheeldon) Neal; infant sister, Shannon Leigh Wheeldon; and best childhood friend, her beagle, Corky.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue.

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Legion Kapperman Post 44 Quilter’s Group at 711 State Street, Newburgh, IN 47630.

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