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Cheryl (Forkey) Grist, 56 of Sparta, Tennessee, peacefully entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 13-year battle with cancer.
Born March 13, 1961, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of David E. Forkey and the late Sara A. Shearer Forkey. She was an honors graduate of the class of 1979 from Wilmington Area Highschool. Soon after graduating, she became employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in New Castle, PA, where she worked for 16 years. After moving to Tennessee in 1995, she found much joy in all of her career endeavors, finally retiring from Oreck Manufacturing in Cookeville, TN.
Surviving are her husband, Paul E. Grist of Sparta; Daughters, Candice Juriasingani (Sunil) of Indian Mound, TN and Heather Strickler (Kevin) of New Castle, PA; Five grandchildren Erica, Aaron, Jasmyn, Aiden, and Ava. Brothers Ronald Forkey of Edinburg, PA, Donald Forkey of West Middlesex, PA; Sisters Sharon Williams of Jacksonville, NC and Jackie Exposito of Enon Valley, PA.
Cheryls greatest joy in life was her family, her grandchildren, friends and helping others. Through everything, she never let her illness damper her spirit and was able to give her family many beautiful memories.
A celebration of life was held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Pistole Baptist Church with Pastor Clint Walker Officiating.
Published on January 30, 2018
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