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Cheryl Woosley - Obituary And Arrangements

Cheryl Woosley, 53, of Noblesville, IN, passed away January,13th after a long illness.  A lifelong Morgan exhibitor and trainer she and her husband Steve, who is deceased, operated Rosewood Farm at Janet Keesling Stables.  Married in 1986, Steve was a western and reining horse trainer.

Cheryl, an excellent equitation rider herself trained several Saddleseat, Hunt seat and Western seat Grand National and Reserve Grand National riders.  In addition, her riders were AMHA Medal seat finals champions and reserve champions.  Such riders were Paige Oliver, Ashley Woodward, Lauren Cook, Madison Wurster and Olivia Lahr.

Cheryl also trained and showed such Grand National and Reserve Grand National and World Champions as Minion Masquerade, Stagedoor Jessica, Capezio FCF and Sensational Warlock.

She was a member of UPHA, USEF and AMHA. She was also  a member of the Women of the Moose and Women of the Eagles.

She is survived by her mother Janet Keesling, father William H. (Bill) Shank, sister Eva Dawn Shank (Johnnie), nephews Oris Lloyd and Clinton Gambrell, a great niece and a great nephew.

Arrangements for Cheryl Woosley are as follows.


January 18, Sat


Viewing at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home at 1005 Logan St, Noblesville IN 46060 from noon to 2pm. Funeral immediately following viewing.


Interment in Litchfield KY, Monday January 20, after grave side services.


Donations in lieu of flowers to Aussie Rescue & Placement Inc. in New Castle PA.


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