Cheryl Lynn Slocum, RN


(June 5, 2007)

Surrounded by family, Cheryl Lynn Slocum, 58, died in her home after an extended illness, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007. Born Cheryl Lynn Alston, December 1, 1948, in Gainesville, Florida, she was raised in Sarasota, Florida. Cheryl was the daughter of George K. Alston of Frannie, Wyoming. She was the wife of Frank H. Slocum, Jr., of Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Cheryl graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota in 1966. After working as a telephone operator and a bank teller, she attended and graduated from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, with a degree in nursing and soon after passed her boards as a registered nurse.

Cheryl worked as a public health nurse in Michigan while her husband completed his military duties. She then worked as ward nurse at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1977, Cheryl moved to Medford, NJ, where she and her husband resided for nineteen years and where her three children were born. Choosing to remain at home and raise her children to young adulthood, Cheryl returned to nursing in 2003, at the Clarian Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, until her treatments made further employment too difficult. She was very proud of her achievements, but most of all of her three children, who she deeply cherished.

Surviving are her husband of thirty-three years, Frank H. Slocum, Jr., her daughters Courtney P. and Kyleigh A. of Atlanta and Whitney H., now of Crawfordsville. She is also survived by her mother, Dorothy R. Hayes of Sarasota, and a brother, Thomas R. Hayes of Terra Ceia, Fl., and two sisters, Marilyn Hayes and Jacqueline Hayes, both of Sarasota.

The family plans a memorial service in Crawfordsville and New Jersey. The Crawfordsville service is planned for 7PM, Saturday, June 16th, at the Slocum home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made in Cheryl’s name to the Colorectal Cancer Coalition ( or to the Crawfordsville Animal Welfare League.

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Contact: Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville 765-362-5510