August 8, 1958 ~ February 13, 2022

Born in: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Resided in: Avon, Indiana

Cheryl Lynn Lewis, 63 of Avon, IN passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13th at 12:30am.  Cheryl was born in Mt. Vernon, IL on August 8, 1958 to Sam and June Lewis of Mt. Vernon, IL.  Both preceded her in death.  Cheryl was the loving mother of three remarkable young women, Maddie Lewis of Avon, IN, Chloe McGuire (Justin Beck) of Westfield, IN, and Lilly McGuire (Connor Castaldi) of Carmel, IN.  She had one grandson, Jaxson Dowdy, the apple of her eye!  Cheryl is survived by three siblings, Sammie (Terri) Lewis of Bloomington, IL, Denise (Pat) Brady of Smithton, IL and Danny Lewis of Brownsburg, IN.  She has several nieces and one nephew.

Cheryl’s career passion was nursing.  She was a caring and compassionate nurse.  She served many roles in her nursing career including LPN, RN, and Operating Room Nurse.  She had surgical specialties in heart, orthopedics, and trauma.

Cheryl’s daughters and siblings remember her for her funny personality!  Everyone loved her sense of humor…she had a million great one-liners.  She always had an open heart and could strike up a conversation with anyone, especially people at the grocery store (just like Papa).  She was a friend-maker, always looking for the best in everyone.  Known to her daughters as “Momma”, Cheryl delighted in taking good care of them by cleaning, planning and cooking.  A great cook and master chef, she fed the souls and bellies of many!  The kitchen was a source of pleasure for Cheryl, her girls and grandson.  They cooked, danced, sang, and sometimes cried in the kitchen.  It was the heart of her home.  Cheryl was beloved by her daughters’ friends as well.  All were welcomed in her home and welcomed to join the fun.  She was a mom to many of them and they called her “Momma” too!

Jaxson called her “Mawmaw”.  She played with him, helped him with his spelling words, cuddled with him and best of all, said how proud she was of him.  He was truly her JOY!

Cheryl was admired for her fighting spirit that allowed her to persevere in challenging circumstances.  A woman of great strength, courage, and full of love for her family, she will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Monday, February 21, 2022 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Lawrence, IN, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue.  A service will be held from 3:00 – 4:00.

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Visitation: February 21, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Funeral Service: February 21, 2022 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. So Sorry Maddie, Jaxson, and The Family. God Bless Each of You at this time. I’m sure You All have Very Special Memories of Your Mom…Love to All…..🙏🙏

  3. Sending all my love to Maddie, Jax, Chloe, and Lilly. Your momma was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. 💓

  4. I wish I could be there today to pay my respects to the woman that raised one of the best girl’s I know. My daughter, Gabriella, thought of her as another Mom and treated her as such and it always warmed my heart to. know that Cheryl treated Gab as one of her own. I know that is how she treated everyone, with love and like family. I wish you all peace knowing she is at peace and doing well, healthy and young and vibrant again. You will see her one day and it will be like no time passed at all. Stay strong as she would have wanted and expected from you. All my love, Jennifer (Gabriella Torzewski’s Mom)

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