Obituary of Cheryl Leeann Mahaffy
Jefferson- Cheryl Leeann Murkens Mahaffy, 73, died peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and dear friend, Teresa Morgan, after battling cancer for 2 ½ years.
Cheryl was the daughter of Harry Murkens and June Short and was married to Dennis Mahaffy.
She was an independent truck driver and then became a teamster, driving for Skidmore and Shah Trucking and Koski Construction for over 20 years. Cheryl served as director for the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League and was a member of the Classy Consignments in Jefferson, where she sold antiques and collectibles.
She was a strong advocate for animals and was passionate about the spay & neuter program, along with the Humane Society.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Dennis Mahaffy; sons, Joseph Faher, Kris Andersen and Billy Mahaffy; daughters, Denise (Javier) Gonzalez and Katherine (Frank) Kosik; sisters, Bonnie (Andy) Short-Yaros, Louise (Adam) Murkens-Kelley and Kit Murkens; many grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Michael Murkens.
Friends will be received at the East Springfield Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4:00PM-6:00PM, where services will follow at 6:0PM, with Rev. Ed Huntley, officiating.
Memorials in memory of Cheryl may be given to Spay & Neuter Program at the Ashtabula APL, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Western Reserve for the compassion and care given to Cheryl and her family.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to serve the family.
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