Catherine Marie “Mick” Sheedy, 88, of Morrisonville, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her residence.
Mick was born July 11, 1931 in Morrisonville, the daughter of Linus and Marie (Millburg) Grundy. She married Richard “Dick” Sheedy on October 28, 1951 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2000.
Mick graduated from Morrisonville High School, and spent the majority of her adult life as a homemaker. In her later years, she enjoyed feeding the students at Morrisonville High School and Middle School, as a cook in the school cafeteria. Mick was a lifelong member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, longtime member of the Altar and Rosary Society, National Association of Foresters, Morrisonville Community Club, the American Legion Post #721 Auxiliary, and was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Post #1151, where for many years she cooked for their monthly meals. She was dedicated to her community and her church, and would help with any function and fundraiser. Mick was an avid Chicago Cubs and Fighting Illini fan.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, Patrick and David Sheedy; grandchildren, Gabriel Webb and Kayla Bethard; great granddaughter, Alli Bethard; sisters, Barbara “Babe” Todt and Theresa Seelbach; and brothers, John Robert and Wayne L. Grundy.
Mick is survived by her children, Michael (wife, Linda) Sheedy of Morrisonville, Donnie (wife, Mary) Sheedy of Morrisonville, Karen (husband, Ronnie) Rundle of Witt, Diane (husband, Brian) Rush of Morrisonville, Ronnie (wife, Renee) Sheedy of Morrisonville, and Lisa (husband, Mike) Tester of Nokomis; daughter-in-law, Gloria (husband, Dave) Sheedy Mahan; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Marge Held of Raymond, Helen “Shorty” Healy of Springfield, Mae Hilby of Springfield, Ruth “Tip” Matli of Harvel, Alice “Pudge” Downey of Morrisonville, and Rose Gowin of Morrisonville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546. The visitation will begin with a prayer service.
Funeral Mass: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, with The Very Rev. Albert Allen V.F. as celebrant.
Interment will follow at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Louis Catholic School, 509 E. Union Street, Nokomis, IL 62075, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Donations of food may be brought to the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with ceremonies.
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St. Louis Catholic School
509 E. Union St., Nokomis IL 62075
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607