The Center Grove woman was known for noting every birthday, sending cards to teachers who had a bad day, hosting her co-workers at her home for an annual Christmas dinner and making friends so easily.
Sherrie Buchanan, a former Center Grove Middle School Central classroom assistant, had a huge impact in the many lives she touched.
Less than four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2012, Buchanan died at age 59.
Buchanan worked for more than three years as a teacher’s assistant in Kristin Rodman’s special education classroom at Center Grove Middle School Central. Her career working with children at the school began when she was in her 50s and when her own children were in their 30s.