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Cheryl Wells Hackenbracht

April 19, 1947 - March 4, 2023

Cheryl Wells Hackenbracht, 75, passed away at Lynchburg General Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Born on April 19, 1947, in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Warren Wells and Doris Powell, Cheryl is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Richard Hackenbracht. In addition to her husband, Cheryl is survived by her brothers Martin and Mitchell Wells; sister Melody Wells Wheat and her three children Jason Hackenbracht (Amanda Irvin), Cristen Hackenbracht (David Pence) and Carrie Wilvert (Ryan). Also left to cherish her memory are her 11 grandchildren, Derek, Tessa, Jenna, Corey and Koleson Hackenbracht; Evan, Carter and Harper Dodd and Kate, Andrew and Sydney Wilvert.

She was predeceased by her brother Dennis Wells.

Cheryl retired from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College after serving as the Executive Assistant to the President. Following her retirement, she lived a very active social life. She enjoyed trips to Germany and Russia, played in multiple bridge groups and loved attending theater productions and handbell concerts.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory.

Please consider a memorial contribution in Cheryl’s name to the Bells of the Blue Ridge, c/o Fort Hill United Methodist Church, 106 Oakridge Boulevard, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502 or to a charity of your choice.

Cheryl’s family is planning a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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John and I are saddened to hear of Cheri's passing. We remember the times we spent with your family when we were neighbors. You were the best. I make several dishes from Cheri's recipes and they always make me smile. Praying for God's peace for each of you.

Posted by Beverly Emch on March 13, 2023

Cheri will forever be in my heart. Cheri was a delight to be around and enjoyed herself with her family and friends. I will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. My heart goes out to Rick and all the family and all her friends. 💕🙏🏻💕 Rest In Peace, Cheri Hackenbracht♥️🙏🏻♥️

Posted by Kristin Freed on March 11, 2023

Cheri Hackenbracht was a delight to know. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, such a delightful and fun person to be around. She will forever be nestled in my heart. Sending love and heartfelt sympathy to her dear sweet family and friends.

Posted by Kristin Freed on March 11, 2023

Rick and Family, we are so sad to hear of Cheri's passing and will miss her so much. Please accept our condolences and prayers.

Posted by Phil and Mary Williams on March 11, 2023

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