Cheryl A. Godwin

Born: Mon., May 21, 1962
Died: Fri., May 7, 2021

Private Liturgy of the Word funeral service for family

11:00 AM Thu., May 13, 2021
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Cheryl A. Godwin, 58, of Mechanic St., Croghan, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Lewis County General Hospital after she was stricken at home.

Born in Lowville, NY on May 21, 1962, the daughter of Royal Benware and Donna Wilder, she was a 1980 graduate of Beaver River Central School. While at Beaver River, she was a member of the high school’s band color guard.  She later attended the Nursing Program at Lewis Co. BOCES.

A marriage to Dean Keefer in 1980 ended in divorce. On January 3, 2007, she married Scott A. Godwin.

For a number of years, she worked as a convenience store clerk-cashier in Raleigh, NC.

Her enjoyments in life were her dogs and reading on her tablet, and most of all, she loved spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Godwin; her mother, Donna Adams, of Wilmington, NC; her father Roy Benware, of Liverpool, NY; four children, Danielle (Barry) Braglin, of Smithsfield, NC, Kelly Keefer and her companion, Chris Schaefer, of Croghan, Evan (Brittany) Keefer, of Boonville and Tristin Keefer, of Croghan; eleven grandchildren, Alexis Braglin, Hunter Braglin, Stefanie Keefer, Julio (Dylan) Blalock, Isabel Gomez, Gabriella Alvarado, Mason Braglin, Madison Keefer, Kelsey Keefer, Lucas Schaefer, and Tobias Schaefer, and her half-sister, Pam Regan, of Dewitt, NY.

She was predeceased by her adopted father, Gilbert Adams.

A Private Liturgy of the Word funeral service for the family of Cheryl will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis Co. SPCA, PO Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

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Mindy Thomas
   Posted Sun May 09, 2021
Danny, Kelly, Evan and Tristan and Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was like my second mom growing up. So many memories and great times. May your mom rest in peace and God gained a beautiful angel. I pray that you find peace and healing in the days to come. Hugs and kisses.

Bryan Yousey
   Posted Sun May 09, 2021
Cheryl I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and miss you you’ve always been a mommy me I love you so much you are now with Jesus what a wonderful thing to be with her love and Savior I will always think of you every day rest in peace till we meet again❤️❤️❤️❤️

Melinda Thomas
   Posted Sun May 09, 2021

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Kirk, Mindy, Montana -(Patterson) and McKenzie Thomas.

Juan and Aleta Villa
   Posted Mon May 10, 2021
Daneille and Barry Alexis,,Hunter, Mason Braglin
Scott Godwin , Evan and Brittany and girls, Kelly and Chris and family, Tristan and daughter, Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you . Cheryl Loved each and everyone of you , she will be missed by all of us and her friends but just remember that she will never be forgotten . Cheryl is with our Heavenly father and singing with the Angels , she is pain free and rejoicing looking down on ya'll smiling and when you see a cardinal ( Red Bird) you know she is checking on you .

Mona Peebles
   Posted Mon May 10, 2021
I am so very sorry. Cheryl was a great gal. We had many good times together.

Lola M Yousey
   Posted Mon May 10, 2021
I am sorry to find that Cheryl is gone. I well remember her as a little girl with a pet raccoon and as a classmate of my little brother, Jesse. Donna, I am sad that Cheryl has left us and will pray for her and you.

Pamela Regan
   Posted Wed May 12, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Pamela, Bill .

Bethany, Michael and Wendt Family
   Posted Fri May 14, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences to Evan, Brittany, Madison, Kelsey and their family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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