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Karolyn S. ‘Kary’ Sheridan

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Karolyn S. 'Kary' Sheridan

DIXON – Karolyn S. “Kary” Sheridan, 72, of Dixon, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 26, 1941, in Marion, the daughter of John and Lucille (Choate) Wright. Kary married Thomas Sheridan on Oct. 25, 1964, in Morrison. She had worked as a registered nurse for Sinnissippi Mental Health Center in Dixon, healthcare center administrator at the Dixon Correctional Center, and director of nursing at Tammerlane Health Care Center in Sterling.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Derry John (Jeanne) Sheridan of Harmon and Tara Sheridan of Dixon; four grandchildren, Randi Sheridan, Shaunna Sheridan, Danielle (James) Ellis, and John Sheridan; one great-grandson, Lucas Sheridan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vern Wright, Carl Branche, and Junior Branche; and one sister, Betty Levan.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with the Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

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