Cherry Lynn Richey, age 51, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

She was born on April 26, 1968 in Manila, Philippines to Rev. Jack and Ora Aline (Prather) Richey Sr.

Cherry graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1986, and then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Spanish Education. She spent the next 15 years teaching high school Spanish. Cherry’s love and talent for music were demonstrated by her total commitment to sing the Lord’s praises and teach others to do likewise through singing and playing instruments. She enjoyed traveling all over the world and spending time with her family, especially her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her mother, Ora Aline Richey; a brother, Jack Lewis (Linda) Richey Jr; sisters, Annie (Robert) Morrison, Karol Glee (Steven) Smith, Deborah (Jeff) Belt, Judith (Randy) Owens; nieces and nephews, Lewis (Angie) Richey, Lucas (Eunice) Richey, Mark (Michelle) Morrison, Krista (Phil) Hunt, Lindsey (Tareq) Ajaj, Kimberly (Bryan) Chandler, Trevor Belt, Nathan (Hope) Owens, Jamie (Ryan) Wright; and 20 great nieces and nephews.

Along with her father, Cherry is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Deraine Richey; and a nephew, Scott Morrison.

After the family observes a private burial on June 24, a celebration of life service will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene; 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, preceded by visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tia Linda Ministries, PO Box 1486, Santa Clarita CA 91386.

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