62 year old, Cheri Born, of Wheatfield, passed away January 15, 2023.
On July 10, 1960, Cheri was born to Larry and Shirley (Williams) Gilbert, in Rensselaer, Indiana. Cheri was a graduate of Kankakee Valley High School class of 1978. Cheri was a people person who loved being a waitress/bartender. She worked at Marti’s Place, The Lighthouse, Baums Bridge Inn, Gentleman Tom’s, The Peak, and the Kniman Tap/Bar. Cheri married the love of her life, Ed Born on October 7, 1989 in Jasper County, Indiana. She liked to ride motorcycles, gardening, and coloring. She was a member of ABATE since 1999.
Cheri is survived by her husband: Ed, children: Randy (Erin) Smith, Shane Born, grandchildren: Paige Smith, Madyson McLin, Brandon Jones, Haylee Born, Cyera Born, and great-grandchild: Avery Jones, father: Larry Gilbert, and siblings: Roxanne McKim, Joe (Sharon) Gilbert, Rick Gilbert, Karen (Jeff Morey) Gilbert.
Cheri was preceded in death by her mother: Shirley Gilbert, step-son: Chad Born, and in-laws: Otto & Ruth Born.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Graveside services will take place on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Kniman United Methodist Church – Share the Warmth (hang a coat on a fence).