Cheryl A. “Cherie” Smith

December 15, 2017

Cheryl A. “Cherie” Smith, 70, of Frankfort, Ind. was surrounded by loving family and friends when she went to be with the Lord December 15, 2017 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette.   Born April 9, 1947 in Clinton County to Harry Unroe and Judy (Sullivan) Johnson.  She married Terry A. Smith on June 17, 1966 in Frankfort and he survives.  Cherie was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Rudae’s Beauty College in Lafayette.  She was a homemaker, an attendant at Akard’s Gas Station, and a Beauty Operator at various beauty shops.  She was a member of East Side Christian Church.  She was a devoted wife and mother and loved being a grandmother.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Visiting will be at 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 20th at the funeral home. Pastor Frank Harness will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery in Frankfort. Memorial donations may be made to East Side Christian Church 1759 East Walnut Street, Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband, Terry are her 3 sons, Jeffrey A. Smith (Wife: Kristina) of Burlington, Gregory A. Smith (Wife: Wendy) of Frankfort, Brian A. Smith (Wife: Alicia) of Frankfort. Brother: Gary Johnson of San Antonio, TX, Brother-in-law: Don Heirman of Lincroft, NJ, Cousins: Sue Bell of Rossville and Marilyn Ferguson of Kokomo. 5 Grandchildren: Calen Smith (Fiance: Blake Carroll) Tony Ashenfelter (Wife: Bree), Nick Smith, Maisie Smith and Hayden Cobb. 3 Great Grandchildren: Lainey Ashenfelter, Gracie Ashenfelter, and Quinncy Ashenfelter

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and step-father and her sister-in-law: Lois Heirman.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Cheryl A. “Cherie” Smith”

  1. Teresa Vincent December 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Smith family. Fly high my sweet friend and former coworker. I will never forget our fun times together. You will be sadly missed by all.

  2. Jenny (Fuel) Smith December 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    To all of Cherie’s loved ones, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember my mom and Cherie talking on the phone for hours. Now they are chatting away in “HEAVEN”. RIP Cherie you will be missed !!!

  3. John&Darla Large December 17, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Terry, John & I are so sorry for your loss, Cherie was a sweet person. We are in Florida for the winter so we will not be at the funeral home but we will be praying for you and your family. Love &God Bless You All! Hugs!!

  4. Sharon (Tribbett) Tipps December 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Prayers for all of Cheryl’s family. May all your precious memories help you through this heartbreaking time. God gained a beautiful Angel.

  5. Lynette Hardesty December 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers to the whole family! May God surround you with His love & peace! What a special lady she was! She loved her family! Lynette & Jeff

  6. Jami (Barker) Pratt December 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Thoughts and prayers with all of Cherie’s family and friends. She was such a sweet lady and so much fun to work with at Akard’s. She will be missed.

  7. Harold and Kathy Lashbrook December 18, 2017 at 10:06 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful fun loving lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Bob & Jean Mohr December 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Terry and boys,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Cherie was such a thoughtful person. Rob always enjoyed his visits at your house. Cherie always asked about Rob when we saw her. She was so excited about the new house. In fact we were talking the other day about visiting since you had moved in.
    We will be at Rob’s and unable to attend the calling and funeral. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Kimberly Sulllivan December 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Terry, Jeff, Greg and Brian and families. My heart is breaking right along with you. I love Cherie and am so thankful for all the love and support she has given to mom and I over the last almost 50 years.
    With much love Kim and family

  10. Mitzi Shepard December 18, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Terry. I’m really happy that we had our visit this past summer. You and your family are in my prayers.

  11. Sandra Anderson December 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Terry and family, i send my deepest sympathy for your loss. Cherie was a wonderful person plus she had great loving and caring personality. I can still hear her laughing and giggling too. Do you remember when you played intramural basketball with my ex at the old Armory? It has been a long time but Cherie was a lot of company for me on the sidelines. Sandy Anderson

  12. Connie (Sexton) Henning December 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Terry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherie was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Adam Kirby December 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I remember Mrs. Smith when she worked at Akards. She was always so cheerful and so very kind. Always smiling…I’m sure, she will be missed tremendously! Rest in peace.

  14. Sandy Glover December 20, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Terry I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will be praying for your family.

  15. Susan Michael Davis December 20, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Terry, Jeff, Greg, and Brian,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You guys and the grandchildren were the light of Cherie’s life. Every time I saw her she was always bragging on all of you. Skip and I will be out of town for the funeral, but know that you all are in our prayers. Cherie will surely be missed. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. Again, I’m sorry for your loss.

  16. Larry Rothenberger December 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Terry, So sorry to hear about Cherie. Only knew her for our junior and senior year. Really began to know her more at our reunions. Great person and fun to talk with.

  17. Marshall & Bea Hills December 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Terry and Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy. May God comfort you at this time. Marshall & Bea Hills

  18. Julie Sullivan December 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Terry, our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Cherie was just the sweetest person we knew, and was always so kind to us when we came to your house. She was a very loving person and we are glad and proud to have had her as a cousin. If anyone was looking to describe a perfect marriage and how to get and keep one, they only needed to look at you two. It was obvious to anyone that knew you two how crazy you were for each other. I know we didn’t get up to see you all as much as we liked, and I am really sorry about that. I am also sorry Eileen and I cannot be there, but she is pretty much bedridden and too weak to make the trip. Please know that you and your children are in our hearts and prayers. God surely gained another angel last Friday when Cherie got there. We love you all.

  19. Ryon Wheeler December 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

    My sympathy goes out to the whole family. Cherie was always the first person I saw when I would come back into town. With a quick stop at Akard’s to grab a drink or a snack, it was inevitable she was the one running the register. She was always quick to ask how I was, but just as quickly would follow up with a story about her boys, especially Brian. Her love for her family was apparent. May God bless you all.

  20. Suzanne Cohen December 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Terry and family,

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. May you know that love and prayers are being sent your way at this time.
    Suzanne (Denton) Cohen class of 1965

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