Cheryl L. “Cherry” Brown

November 13, 1945 ‒ August 17, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Proverbs 24 speaks of the riches found in a home where the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of Our Lord and Savior dwells.  Though Cherry had her share of tangible treasures, photos and mementos, her real treasure was in the promises of the Lord.

A treasure in the Lord’s eye, Cherry is now home as she passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.  She was 71.

She was born November 13, 1945 in Martins Ferry, the daughter of Claude and Daisy (Brown) Wiltshire.  On October 7, 1963 she wed Larry E. Brown who preceded her in death in 2012.

Cherry was blessed with a servant’s heart and literally spent her life serving others- Cherry worked as a waitress most of her life.  She worked many years at Elby’s Big Boy in Bridgeport and Der Dutchman in Bellville.

She attended The Church of God in Mt. Vernon before illness made it hard to travel.  Cherry loved spending time with her only son and his family.  She often was there to encourage them at their sporting events.  She delighted in making others laugh, but not at the expense of being the spotlight.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Troy & Kandi Brown of Mansfield; grandchildren Kaylee and Kolton Brown; siblings Glenn Wiltshire of Adena, and Leota and Jim Schiffner of Smithfield; brother-in-law Ken and Catherine Brown of Bellville; nieces and nephews Kelley Mullins, Scott Wiltshire, Mark Wiltshire, Stephanie Gilmore, Melissa Corona, Lisa Bernert, Brian Brown, Chad Brown, Michelle Wendland and Brad Zoladz, along with extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Mary Wiltshire.

Friends may call Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 am.  Friends may also call the hour prior to the funeral.  Brother Jason Harding will officiate.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Cherry’s family and online condolences may be made by visiting:


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  • I loved sitting at her section at Elby’s with my Mom. RIP Cherry. Love and sympathy to you and your family, Troy.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and I loved working with her at DerDutchman many yrs ago. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Troy and Kandi sending our love and prayers. You r mother was a special Treasure and loved you very much. She delighted in your sweet children and will be missed greatly. God be with you Love Nancy and Gerald Sanetznik.

  • My sincere condolences to all of Cherry’s family .
    Loved working with her and it was a pleasure to have known her .

    Molly Bartrum

  • May you rest in peace You were a 2nd grandmother to me. I’ll always remember your laugh and how you had an amazing personality. I looked forward to walking into the Dutch and hearing your laugh immediately. Cherry you were a great lady. I’ll miss you and never forget you


    Steve luce

  • Cherry was a special family friend who I remember from my earliest childhood memories to now. She was Luke a living aunt to me. Prayers for you, Troy and family.

  • Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted ”
    I know you and your mom were close. She loved you very much. My prayers
    are with you and your family, Troy. Love to all,
    Melissa, Kevin and Mason

  • We love you, Troy…your mom was so special. We were coming or going from somewhere one time and stopped at the restaurant for dinner and Lily was SO awful – she was maybe 4 years old. It was embarrassing how horribly she was behaving and then your angel of a mother came to our table and engaged Lily and within seconds Lily was a different child and totally loving your mom. We were in awe of the way she had with kids!! She was one of a kind and, having an only child of our own, we know how much that she loved you. We are here for you, friend.

  • I first met Cherry at the Rush Run Church of God as a young teenager. I will not forget her. In my mind, heart and soul she will be missed. Condolences to the family.

  • Troy we will always remember your mom and dad. They were a very special couple to us. Prayers to you and your family.

  • I will never forget working with Cherry at Big Boy. Such a good hearted person. RIP Thoughts and prayers going out to her family.

  • Wonderful neighbors on the hill in Rayland. So sorry for your loss Troy Brown and family. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Cherry was a sweetheart, I have many memories from Elby’s as well. She watched after me like my mother lol She will truly be missed. So sorry for your loss Troy. You were her pride and joy <3 Many prayers to you all.