The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update


June 25, 2014

Janet Louise Cheever

Jan. 22, 1936 - June 23, 2014

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 or

Text Only
  • Obituaries: July 31

    Obituaries for Jeanette Irene Hensley, Paul G. Jester, Madeline Noel Newman and Cynthia Ferne Snyder are published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Pending obituary: July 31

    The following pending obituary is published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Funerals: July 31 Funeral services and visitation hours as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • OBT HB0731 Jeanette Hensley te Jeanette Irene Hensley Jeanette Irene Hensley, 94, of Anderson passed away July 29, 2014, at Countryside Manor.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Madeline Noel Newman Madeline Noel Newman, infant daughter of Brandon Newman and Nancy Harrison, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis.

    July 30, 2014

  • OBT HB0731 Cynthia Snyder Cynthia Ferne Snyder Cynthia "Cindy" Ferne (Heath) Snyder, 72, of Anderson, died July 29, 2014, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obituaries: July 30

    Obituaries for Norman Copeland, Frank Davenport, James Flesher, David Johnson, Richard Jones, Mildred Livingston and Carmen Webb are published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Funerals: July 30 Funeral services and visitation hours as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • David E. Johnson David Eugene Johnson, 71, of Anderson died July 25, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness.

    July 30, 2014

  • Norman Wayne Copeland Norman Wayne Copeland, 82, of Muncie, died July 26, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

    July 30, 2014

Obituary Policy
  • Obituary policy

    The Herald Bulletin publishes local basic obituaries, pending death notices and funeral service listings free of charge. Extended obituaries are offered for a fee. Call your funeral home or The Herald Bulletin at 640-4800 for more information.

    Anonymous The Herald Bulletin Mon, January 27
    1 Photo
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide