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Roxy (Kirklin) Callahan Core

February 27, 1959 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Roxy Callahan Core Obituary

Roxy Callahan Core, 65, of Moline, Il passed away suddenly on February 27th, 2024 in Corning, IA. Arrangements are being made through Van Hoe Funeral Home. Per Roxy's wishes there will be no visitation and the family will celebrate her life privately, welcoming all friends of Roxy's to join. Roxy's Celebration of Life Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at Len Brown's - 700 North Shore Drive Moline, IL. Starts at 4:30 pm with a tribute to honor Roxy's life and the invaluable times we have shared with her followed by a taco dinner benefit to help the family cover the cost of her final expenses.
Roxy was born on February 27th 1959 to Robert and Bonita Kirklin. She graduated from United Township Highschool in 1977, worked as a flight attendant and studied abroad in London. Roxy married Darrin Callahan in 1978 and divorced in 1979. She spent more than 20 years with her life partner Chris Ashby and was a loving and loyal companion to her best friend of 30 years Kathy Ganey. In 2011 Roxy married Stanley Core at their home in Corning, IA. She was widowed when he passed away in December 2023.
Roxy lived a full life of simple pleasures and exquisite talents. She loved singing and dancing to music, thrift store shopping, exploring nature and spending time with family and friends, but most of all she loved being a Grandma. Roxy's children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. Other things that brought Roxy great joy throughout her life include spending time with her sisters, creating beautiful works of art, watching soap operas and mysteries and reading James Patterson books. But Roxy was always happiest and most fulfilled when helping others.
Roxy's life's work reflected her compassion and dedication to helping others. After a few tried careers as a flight attendant, an EMT, a bartender and a special education teacher she eventually found her calling working as a private caregiver for over 20 years. She was loving and nurturing, helping the families she cared for with unwavering dedication throughout their final days. Roxy was also a proud member of the Friendship 06 Circle - Illinois Chapter Kings Daughters and Sons. No words can describe the immeasurable impact Roxy has made on so many lives throughout her years, but everyone who has ever met her has felt it.
Roxy was proceeded in death by her husband Stanley Core; parents Robert and Bonita Kirklin; grandchildren Caleb and Gracelyn; great-nephew Taylor Kirklin; great-neice Alyssa and her best friends Kathy Ganey, Sindy Slay, and Carlene Brackett.
She is survived by her son Shaun Callahan; daughter Abby Whitney (Callahan); grandchildren Hannah, Hailey, Lincoln, Zoe, Miyah, Makenna, Zachary, Brayden, Cayla, Nikki, and Hunter; great-grandchildren Elliott, Taeshaun, Tavyon, Mazie; Grand-dogs Dirk and Arie; Siblings Jackie Kirklin, Diana Kirklin, Terry (Jerry) Iams, Barbie Kirklin, Kathy Kirklin, Sherri Morgan; her former son-in-law James Whitney; former daughters-in-law Stephanie Callahan and Cherree Long; former significant other Chris Ashby and many extended family and friends. 

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Celebration of Life Gathering
March 22, 2024

4:30 PM
Len Brown's North Shore Inn
700 North Shore Drive
Moline, IL 61265


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