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Cheryll Ann Wyne

Obituary for Cheryll Ann Wyne

March 26, 1949 - July 14, 2018
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 69

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Cheryll Ann Zink Wyne entered eternal life on July 14, 2018 after 69 years in this world. Born on March 26, 1949 in Argos, IN, Cheryll was the daughter of Francis and Joan Zink. She has two brothers, Rex (Margaret) Zink of Ray, MI and Ronald (Mary) Zink of Rochester, IN. Cheryll lived most of her life in Indianapolis, IN in Warren Township and moved to the Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park in Franklin, IN in 2015.

Cheryll married Gary Granville Wyne on June 10, 1972 in Culver, IN. They had one daughter, Sarah Joann (Michael) Barber on April 10, 1978 who is a graduate of Culver Girls Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Wayne State University School of Nursing. Cheryll was the proud grandmother of two beautiful boys, four-year-old Levi Robert Barber and one-year-old Jacob Granville Barber.

Cheryll graduated from Culver High School in 1967 as salutatorian of the class. While in high school, Cheryll was a cheerleader, and she was voted by her class Most Likely to Succeed. She spent summers in Argentina and France as an exchange student. Cheryll competed in the Miss Plymouth Pageant in 1968 and then went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she was a Pom Pom Girl. Cheryll earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in French and Spanish in 1971 and a Master of Science in Education in 1975.

Cheryll had a brilliant mind for languages and dedicated her life to teaching from 1971 until 2014. She taught Spanish, French, German and English as a Second Language to elementary, junior high, high school, university, and adult students. Cheryll was recognized many times during her career, but most notable was her first-place award in the junior high school category from The National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics administered by the Joint Council on Economic Education for excellence in economic education.

Cheryll's love of foreign language and culture did not stop in the classroom. She and Gary travelled to all seven continents of the world. Cheryll visited the far corners of this earth including Antarctica, Senegal, Cuba, Russia, and China, and climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge. In her travels, as in the rest of her life, she never met a stranger. Her outgoing personality and generous heart were her hallmarks.

Cheryll's creative spirit shone through as she enjoyed singing, playing the piano, dancing, painting, and sewing. She lent her voice to numerous church choirs over the years and was most recently a member of Sisters in Song, a women's singing group that performed for residents of local healthcare facilities. As the Director of Music for the Indianapolis Assembly #90 Social Order of the Beauceant, Cheryll played the piano for meetings. Cheryll and her niece, Melanie Hargis of Indianapolis, IN performed in the dance units of both the Daughters of the Nile and the Ladies Oriental Shrine for several years. Her paintings hang on the walls in her home, and she once made a beautiful seersucker suit for Gary which he wore proudly on many Easter Sundays.

Cheryll was a member of First Friends Church in Indianapolis, IN and a regular attender at Ransford Chapel in Franklin, IN. She was active in the Fairland Chapter #359 Order of the Eastern Star, Daylight Court #31 Order of the Amaranth, and the Indianapolis Assembly #90 Social Order of the Beauceant. Cheryll and Gary enjoyed Indianapolis Indians baseball, Butler University basketball, the Indianapolis 500, the Army-Navy football game, and Masonic fellowship. Her road was long and varied but travelled to the fullest.

There will be two memorial services held for Cheryll. The first will be held on Friday, July 27 at 2:00 PM in the Ransford Chapel of the Indiana Masonic Home. While everyone is welcome, the service is planned for the benefit of the Home residents. The family will receive guests at the Ransford Chapel from 1:00 PM until time of service. The second will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 AM at First Friends Church, 3030 Kessler Blvd. East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220. The family will receive guests at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Inurnment will be held at 2:00 PM at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Cathedral Foundation, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite or the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation, Inc.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory – Greenwood Chapel.

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