Cheryl L. “Cherry” Brown

Proverbs 24 speaks of the riches found in a home where the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of Our Lord and Savior dwells. Though Cheryl L. “Cherry” Brown had her share of tangible treasures, photos and mementos, her real treasure was in the promises of the Lord.

A treasure in the Lord’s eye, Cherry is now home as she passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. She was 71.

She was born Nov. 13, 1945 in Martins Ferry, the daughter of Claude and Daisy (Brown) Wiltshire. On October 7, 1963 she wed Larry E. Brown who preceded her in death in 2012.

Cherry was blessed with a servant’s heart and literally spent her life serving others- Cherry worked as a waitress most of her life. She worked many years at Elby’s Big Boy in Bridgeport and Der Dutchman in Bellville.

She attended The Church of God in Mt. Vernon before illness made it hard to travel. Cherry loved spending time with her only son and his family. She often was there to encourage them at their sporting events. She delighted in making others laugh, but not at the expense of being the spotlight.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Kandi Brown, of Mansfield; grandchildren Kaylee and Kolton Brown; siblings Glenn Wiltshire, of Adena, and Leota and Jim Schiffner, of Smithfield; brother-in-law Ken and Catherine Brown, of Bellville; nieces and nephews Kelley Mullins, Scott Wiltshire, Mark Wiltshire, Stephanie Gilmore, Melissa Corona, Lisa Bernert, Brian Brown, Chad Brown, Michelle Wendland and Brad Zoladz, along with extended family and friends.

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In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Mary Wiltshire.

Friends may call Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Friends may also call the hour prior to the funeral. Brother Jason Harding will officiate.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Cherry’s family and online condolences may be made by visiting

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