Cheri Ann (Monroe) Barrett, 69, of Shelbyville

Cheri Ann (Monroe) Barrett, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away on April 19, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born on April 2, 1953, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Ruth Ann (Weimar) and O. Dale Monroe. She had one brother, Douglas Monroe of Bloomington. On October 18, 1980, Cheri married Raymond Barrett, they shared a wonderful 42 years of marriage, and he survives.

Cheri was preceded in death by her father; and sister-in-law, Linda (Sink) Monroe.

Left to cherish Cheri’s memory are her mother; brother; sister-in-law, Kathy Barrett; brother-in-law, Michael Barrett and wife, Linda; along with nieces, Melissa Weaver and Emily England; and nephew, Matthew Monroe. Eight great-nieces and nephews are also left behind who will miss her very much.

Cheri graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1971 and attended Indiana State University. She was a lab optician for 50 years. Cheri retired several times before finally ending her career.

Cheri was a member of Crossroad Community Church.

Those of us who loved Cheri will remember her good nature and her ready smile. Cheri loved her family was a loyal friend. She and Ray went on many happy vacations with Cheri’s mom and dad. Cheri and Ray enjoyed special events and holidays with their nieces and nephews.

One of her greatest joys was her beloved dog, “Rusty Barrett”.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

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