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Cheryl A. (Graham) McCaw

November 22, 1931 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 86)

Cheryl A. McCaw, 86 of Aledo, IL died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. prior to services at Fippinger Funeral Home where memorials may be left to the Mercer County Historical Society. Online condolences can be made at

She was born November 22, 1931 in Aledo to Warren and Madeline Powers Graham. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1949. Cheryl was united in marriage Kenneth McCaw on March 18, 1950 in Aledo, IL. He died May 30, 1997.

Cheryl was a homemaker and was employed as a bookkeeper for Virgil Anderson Motor Company in Aledo.

She was a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church, DAR and Mercer County Historical Society, where she was an avid researcher and dedicated to the preservation of area marriage and death records.

Survivors include two sons: Michael (Deborah) McCaw of Taylor, Ridge, IL; Charles "Chuck" McCaw of Aledo, IL; two grandchildren: Dr. Michelle McCaw of Westminster, CO; Philip McCaw of Reynolds, IL; one great granddaughter: Ila Mae McCaw of Reynolds, IL; one brother: Don Graham of Tualatin, OR.

Her parents, step-father, William Whiteside and husband, Kenneth preceded her in death. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Genesis Senior Living Center.

Donations may be made to:

Mercer County Historical Society
1406 SE 2nd Avenue, Aledo IL 61231

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