Ms. Sherri Lee (Horton) Lewis, age 60, of Batesville, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on September 23, 1959 in Tipton, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Myron Lee and Mattie (Atchley) Horton. She was raised in Hagerstown, Indiana and was a 1977 graduate of Hagerstown High School. After high school she was employed for Tom Raper RV in Richmond, Indiana, from 1977-1983. Sherri was united in marriage on October 3, 1977 to Ricky D. Lewis and they shared 36 years of marriage together. This union was blessed with a son, Craig and a daughter, Courtney. The family moved to North Bend Farms in Patriot, Indiana in August 1983. Sherri was employed as a secretary for the Switzerland County Purdue Extension Office and in the office for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation in Vevay, Indiana. She was also employed as a dispatcher for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department and helped create the 911 service and address system. Sherri was employed as a secretary for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky and for the call center for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky. She was also employed for PSEG Power Plant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Sherri was also employed in the billing department for Hill-Rom in Batesville, Indiana and was recently promoted as a supervisor. Sherri was employed for Hill-Rom for 15 years before her health no longer permitted. Sherri was a former volunteer for the Switzerland County Emergency Medical Service for 12 years. She was a Posey Pioneer 4-H leader from 1984 – 1991 and was active in 4-H with her children. Sherri was a Mikey Waltrip NASCAR fan and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed hosting Wednesday Wing/Craft nights with her “heifers”. She loved to create her own stories about her “minions” on Facebook and having Mimi time. Sherri also enjoyed collecting Longaberger baskets, going to the movies, traveling and antique stores. Sherri was known for her contagious smile and bubbly personality. This past year, Sherri put up a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer with her family and friends right beside her cheering her on and praying for her. Sherri’s battle ended with her loving children by her side at 9:11 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence.
Sherri will be deeply missed by her son, Craig Brandon Lewis and his spouse, Jackson of Nancy, KY; her daughter, Courtney Brianne Roberts and her spouse, Mike Rose of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Ginger, Augie and Wyatt; her fur babies, Jade, Baxter and Rizzo; her father, Myron Lee Horton of Hagerstown, IN; her sisters, Kelly Marlatt and her husband, Jeff of New Lisbon, IN and Kim Horton of Hagerstown, IN; her brother, Mikey Horton and his wife, Chris of Kenesaw, NE; her best friends, Connie Adams and Cathy Curry and her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and her abundance of friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mattie (Atchley) Horton, died March 23, 2011; her grandparents and her several aunts and uncles.
Private family services are being held at the convenience of the family at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.
A Celebration of Sherri’s Life will be held at a later date after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.
Interment will follow at a later date in the Westlawn Cemetery, North Maple Street, Hagerstown, Indiana after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com