She was born in Linton on August 18, 1943 the daughter of LeRoy Andrew Payne and Dorothy Irene Wright Payne.
Cheryl graduated from Linton-Stockton High School, and retired from Crane Naval Base after 26 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, also three brothers, Max Payne, Joe Payne, and Jack Bough.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Verlin Shields whom she married on April 18, 1969; two daughters, Brooksie Smith (Jason) of Evansville, Gloria Shields of Linton; one brother, Melvin Payne of Linton; two sisters, Judy Metzger of Linton and Netta Graves of Linton; five grandchildren, Ethan, and Darcie Smith, Wyatt, Noah, and Bryar Shields.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 at Peavey Cemetery in Howsville. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements were entrusted to Newkirk's Funeral Home.