ANDERSON -- Janet Louise (Richardson) Cheever, 78, of Anderson, died June 23, 2014, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Anderson, to Dallas and Evelyn (Weighous) Richardson, and graduated from Anderson High School in 1954.
As a young lady, she worked as a secretary at the YMCA, in the children’s department at Montgomery Ward and as payroll supervisor at Anderson Community Schools until her retirement in 1986 to care for her grandsons.
She attended Fifth Street United Methodist Church and Eastview Church of the Nazarene.
She was a member of Redbud Quilt Guild and played bridge monthly with her junior and senior high girlfriends. She loved to sew, do crafts and vacation in Redington Beach, Fla., yearly. She was very involved with her grandsons and loved watching their activities.
Survivors include her husband, Harold L. Cheever of Anderson, whom she married May 25, 1956, in Anderson; her two daughters, Laura (Larry) Hill of Anderson and Dianna Cheever of Shelbyville, who has been a kindergarten teacher at Indianapolis Public Schools for 29 years; two grandsons of Denver, Colo., Colin Hill (fiancée Emily Thompson) and Graham Hill; brother-in-law Sande (Mary) Grieb of Anderson; nieces and nephews, Cindy (Charlie) Soden of Anderson, Shelly (Roger) Drennon of Anderson and Jenny Stangle of Arizona; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; Harold’s family, Dave (Susie) Cheever of Florida, Gordon (Anita) Cheever of Muncie, Steve Cheever of Anderson, Mary Ann (Kay) Sheward of Florida, Nancy Currey of Anderson, and Jody (Ron) Tischler of Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and their wives, Fred (Mid) Richardson, Donald (Jo) Richardson and Robert “Andy” (Lou) Richardson; a sister, Phyllis Grieb; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill Cheever, Lonadine (Kenny) White, Pat Penrod, James Cheever and Richard Cheever.
Please join us for a gathering of family and friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. A celebration of her life will be at 6 p.m., with Charlie Soden officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to Madison County Humane Society or Eastview Church of the Nazarene.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.