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Cheri L. Cavanagh

October 10, 1967 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Cheri Cavanagh Obituary

GALVA – Cheri L. Cavanagh, 56, of Galva, died at 4:26 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2024 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born October 10, 1967 in Galesburg, the daughter of David K. “Butch” and Victoria Ann “Vicki” (Mardock) Wexell. She married James M. “Jim” Cavanagh on June 27, 1987 in Galva. He survives of Galva, as does her mother, Vicki of Galva, her son, Mason Cavanagh of Galva, a brother, Chad Wexell of Galva and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Cathy VanWassenhove.

Cheri graduated from Galva High School in 1985 and attended Black Hawk College in Moline. She worked as a sales representative and technical advisor for an oil and gas company in the Denver, CO area from 1987-98. She also assisted her husband Jim with his work for an audio production company. She attended the Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church. Cheri was known for her sense of humor and infectious laughter. She enjoyed horses and reading, but most of all she loved her family and cherished the time they spent together.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 6 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva with Pastor Rebecca Gearhart officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, February 5 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services and private inurnment will be held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Galva at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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February 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Funeral Service
February 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434


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