Cheryl Jean Bagby, 75, Adrian, MO, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022 at her home west of Adrian, surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, with visitation from 12:00-2:00. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or to Lily Pad in Adrian.
Cheryl was born December 13, 1946, in Butler, MO to John E. and Peggy Lou (Summers) Petty. Cheryl graduated from Adrian High School on May 22, 1964. She was united in marriage to Larry Bagby on May 23, 1964. Cheryl was a homemaker. Alongside her husband of 57 years, they raised three sons: Jay, Alan, and Scott. Cheryl enjoyed going to the lake with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, going on several cruises and trips to the beaches. Cheryl had a strong love for all her grandkids and great-grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. In 1988 Cheryl accepted Jesus as her Savior and was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Adrian, MO.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, John Petty; father and mother-in-law, Marshall and Faye Bagby; brother-in-law, Harold Cashier, and nephew, Brian Petty. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Larry Bagby; her children: Jay Bagby (Lynn), Alan Bagby (Sarona), and Scott Bagby (Megan); 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her mother, Peggy Petty; brothers: Steve Petty (Linda), Jerry Petty (Nancy), Denny Petty, and John Petty (Jonna); sister-in-law, Freda Cashier; aunts, Virginia Cox and Marilyn Vidal, and many nieces and nephews.
Cheryl will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors.