Cheryl A. Wilson, 64, Evans, Ga., formerly of North Manchester, passed away on Aug. 27 at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1948 to Robert and Patricia (O’Dell) Stambaugh. She graduated from Wabash High School in 1967 and attended Ball State University. She was a member of Wabash County Realtors Association and North Manchester Chamber of Commerce. She married C. Tom Wilson on Aug. 29, 1969. He died Sept. 7, 2009. She was a past member of Altrusa in Wabash County, active in North Manchester Junior Achievement, the Republican Party, and many aspects of the North Manchester community. In 2001, she was an essential collaborator in founding the Manchester Monitor newspaper. She was an avid reader and gardener. Cheryl touched many lives through her giving spirit and loved her grandchildren, Adrienne, Estella and Grant Dale, and Stone, Law and Crew Wilson. She was employed for many years in advertising with the News Journal in North Manchester. Later, she was the owner/operator of Tri-Oaks Realty, North Manchester and she and her husband, Tom, raised hogs for many years on their farm on Laketon Road.
She is survived by her son, Jeremiah (Angela) Wilson, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Jennifer (Joseph) Deal and Amanda (Martin) Barlebaugh, both of Evans, Ga.; a sister, Susan (Terry) Stewart, Wabash; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Stephen Shambaugh.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 30 from 12-7 p.m. Burial will follow at Laketon Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Benevolent funds at the Congregational Christian Church or Sweetwater Assembly of God.