Cheryl Ann Oglesby, age 66, passed away March 28, 2022 after fighting many years of chronic illness. She was born April 7, 1955 at Parks Air Force Base in Pleasanton, Calif. to Gil and Mabel Shipp. 

She married her longtime friend and love, John Oglesby, in 1975. John and Cheryl were both raised in Cottage Grove and moved to Springfield when they were married, and have resided there for the entirety of their married life together.

Cheryl was an incredible example of dedication and love. She was dedicated to her family and loved them fiercely. Cheryl leaves a legacy she was proud of and was quick to tell people that she was “so very blessed.” 

Her hands were rarely still. She was a lover of quilting and had several quilts in progress at any given time. Her beautiful work will be enjoyed for generations, as she gifted many quilts to her family. Her love and generosity lives on through her beautiful work. 

Despite many years of health challenges, Cheryl lived a full and happy life. She inspired so many people by her ability to see the positive through the struggles and trials of chronic pain. 

Cheryl fought the good fight and her many friends and family that love and cherish her are a testament to the full and beautiful life she lived. 

Cheryl is survived by her husband John Oglesby of Springfield; their daughter Mandi Chapen and her husband Tim of Sisters; their son Kyle Oglesby and his wife Rachel of Keizer. 

John and Cheryl were blessed with seven grandchildren: Isaiah Chapen, Joey Oglesby, Olivia Chapen, Bailey Oglesby, Will Oglesby, Amelia Chapen and Sadie Oglesby. All of these she loved and touched deeply. 

A Celebration of Life for Cheryl will be held in May. Date and time are to be determined.