Sherry T. McCarthy

Feb 20, 1945 - Nov 11, 2022

Sherry T. McCarthy

February 20, 1945 - November 11, 2022


Sherry T. McCarthy, age 77, of Quincy, died on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 12:35 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Sherry was born on February 20, 1945 in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of William and Edna Voss Trower. She spent her childhood in Columbia, and graduated high school in Alton, Illinois. She was married and had her daughter, Sherry Anne, and moved back to Columbia until her daughter was five years old. Sherry, her mother and daughter then moved St. Louis, Missouri.

Sherry was 40 years old when she met the love of her life, John McCarthy, on a blind date in St. Louis. They were married on February 15, 1986, and lived a full life together until he preceded her in death on June 22, 2018.

Sherry enjoyed gardening and cooking. She loved traveling, and traveled with John and also took trips with her daughter. She loved going out to dinner and enjoying fine dining.

Sherry had a soft spot for dogs, and she loved them all dearly.

Sherry is survived by her daughter, Sherry Anne Swegle; a brother-in-law, Richard Sorrels of Columbia, MO; three nieces and nephews, Laura LaCross of Indianapolis, IN, Rich Sorrels and Steve Sorrels, both of Columbia, MO; several great-nieces and great-nephews; family of hers and John's, spread across the United States; and her two dogs, Riley and Dexter.

Memorial Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Quincy K9 Connection or the Quincy Area Cat Coalition. Memorial donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

1535 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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