Marita's Story

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Marita D. (Moeller) Cherry, 92, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 30, 2017, with her family by her side. Marita was born in Greensburg on Aug. 1, 1924, to the late John L. and Dora M. (Hellmich) Moeller.
Marita graduated from Greensburg High School in 1942. After graduation, Marita worked in the office of Johnston's Wholesale, where she met her husband, Bob, who had returned from World War II. Marita also worked in various positions at the Decatur County Courthouse, and was a caseworker for the Decatur County Welfare Department. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Marita enjoyed her family; especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy and always brought a smile to her face. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enthusiastically cheered them watching every game she possibly could.
Marita was married to the love of her life, Robert J. Cherry, on Oct. 5, 1946. Bob preceded her in death on July 7, 1980.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Glenn) Salatin of Batesville; grandchildren, Tara (Brett) Coy, and their daughter, Nora, of Greensburg, and Clint (Carrie) Salatin, and their daughters, Hadley and Hensley of Batesville.
Marita was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She was the last living sibling of her wonderful brothers and sister, Norbert, Walter, Maurice, Johnny Bill, Bob, and Henrietta Carroll.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 with a rosary prayed at 3:30 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Mass begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation, which helps homeless veterans.
Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com. The family invites all Marita's family and friends to come and celebrate her life with them.
Published on May 1, 2017
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