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Sherrie Kay Ripley

November 17, 1956 — January 5, 2021

Sherrie Kay Ripley, 64, passed away all too soon on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at her home in Morgantown. She was surrounded by her loving family. Sherrie was born on November 17, 1956 in Washington IN to Jim & Patricia Barley.

She is survived by her father Jim (Marge) Barley of Morgantown, husband of 40 years Alan of Morgantown, son Justin Lewis of Colorado, daughter Nikki (Sam) Himebaugh, granddaughter Evelyn of Morgantown sisters, Lisa (Steve) Yoder of Morgantown, Kelly (Joe) DeWitt of Greenwood, brother Robert (Kristi) Barley of Terre Haute, 5 nephews, 4 nieces one of which they shared a close bond Paula (Jerremy) Neibert of Morgantown and several great nieces and nephews; Jackson, Lucas, Luke, Max, Ella, Nate, Logan, Alex and Sofie.

Sherrie was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Barley and in-laws Donald & Martha Ripley.

Sherrie graduated from Indian Creek High School in 1975 and attended Purdue University. Sherrie was a hard worker and used her skills in a variety of ways, weather it was working on the farm, or being a cashier, or owning a maid service to finally working for over 25 years as a server in Nashville, IN, first at the Abe Martin Lodge before moving on the Brown County Inn. Sherrie completely enjoyed working at the Brown County Inn. She was a people person and loved her customers.

Sherrie enjoyed spending time with her loved ones. She enjoyed any time she got to spend with her great nieces and nephews. Sherrie couldn't contain her love and affection for her only grandchild, Evelyn. She loved the time they spent together at parks, going swimming, trips to the library and of course she was great at spoiling her.

Sherrie will be remembered for her extraordinary work ethic, her sense of humor and saying what's on her mind, her huge heart and her love of family and friends. And she will be famously, forever and always be remembered as Grandma Donut.

In keeping with her wishes a private family service will be held. A celebration of life for friends and extended family will take place in June. Anyone who wishes to come to the June celebration, please send an email to

Final arrangements and a Simple Cremation Online are entrusted to Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory. Please visit to leave a memory to to sign the guestbook.

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