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1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Cherrel H. Underwood

January 9, 1944 - October 31, 2020


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    Rebecca Fehd says

    So glad we were able to work together for all those years and remain friends after retirement. Rest In Peace.

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    Teresa Reed says

    Dear Karesa, Chris and Erik,
    I remember meeting your mom and grandma so many years ago when Evie and Erik were near babies. I loved hearing her soft, calm voice as she shared stories or comments that were often quick witted , intelligent and thoughtful. She loved her family with all her soul and it showed to everyone who had the honor of meeting her and spending time with her. Cherrel always made sure to send a little spending money for Evie when the kids would vacation or excursion together. so that they could both make a purchase at a local store and share their stories with her. She was always so selfless and would get so much joy from making others happy. I will miss her. I know so many miss her. I know you miss her most of all. She was an amazing woman with a gentle spirit that clearly had a profound impact on so many. Sean, Alec, Evie and I are so sorry and want you to know we love you and are thinking of you .

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    Barb and Jeff Fiedler says

    We were blessed to be Cherrel’s neighbor for many years on Inverness. She was a classy, intelligent, kind and compassionate lady. She will be greatly missed. Jeff has often said she could compete with St Theresa in her goodness. We are so sorry for your whole families loss of a such a great mother, grandmother and mother-in law. We know she has many friends are grieving this loss as well. Prayers for all.

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      Judy Gabennesch says

      Dear friend,
      I will miss our long talks, our laughter, and shared memories over O’Charlies chocolate pie. Or sometimes over a plate of fried liver and onions !
      Forever miss you.


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Cherrel H. Underwood, 76, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, surrounded by family.

Cherrel was born in Evansville, Indiana, to Harland and Dorothy Walker. She graduated from FJ Reitz High School (1961), earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology from DePauw University (1965), and completed her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Evansville (1981). Cherrel worked as a Behavioral Clinician at the Evansville State Hospital dedicating 38 years of counseling and compassion to the mentally ill.

A student of life and humble model of wisdom, grace, and dignity, Cherrel always had a ready smile and listening ear.  She loved to travel (especially in the Smokey Mountains), take long walks in the autumn, explore a variety of musical genres, curl up with a good book, chocolate, and a cup of coffee, and above all spend time laughing and talking with family and friends.

Cherrel was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Ronnie E. Underwood, her infant son Ronnie Edward Underwood II, her parents Harland and Dorothy Walker, and her brother Keith Walker.

She is survived by two daughters, Keitha and husband Harry C. Harvey III, M.D. of Newburgh, IN and Karesa and husband Chris Roush of Murfreesboro, TN; her very special grandchildren Zach, Lauren, and Seth Harvey, and Erik Roush; and her beloved niece Krista K. Walker.

Visitation will begin at 11 a. m. with funeral service to follow at noon on Friday, November 6th, 2020, at the Lakeside Gazebo at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 1800 St. George Road, Evansville, Indiana 47711.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville State Hospital, The American Cancer Society, or Chemo Buddies @ 3700 Bellemeade Avenue, Suite 718, Evansville, Indiana 47714.

The visitation and funeral service will be lived streamed over Click join meeting and Meeting ID is 8124775316, and password is Sunset.