John Sheridan


John R. Sheridan, 70, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. 

He was born in Davenport on December 10, 1940 to Charles L. Sheridan and Anastasia (Murphy) Sheridan.  He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, DeWitt, Clinton Community College, Clinton, and attended the University of Iowa.

Funeral Service and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 417 – 6th Avenue, DeWitt, Iowa.  The Rev. Paul Connolly and Rev. H. Robert Harness will be the celebrants.  The family will greet friends Friday in the Gathering Space at St Joseph’s Church from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, DeWitt.  There will be a Vigil Service Friday at 7:00 p.m. to conclude the visitation.  The Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting John’s family with arrangements. 

In August 1965, he was united in marriage to Suellyn T. Starkey and they were blessed with three children, Timothy O’Harra Sheridan, Theodore Murphy Sheridan and Katheryn Kelly Sheridan.


Mr. Sheridan was an insurance agent since the age of 16 and owned and operated Sheridan & Associates Insurance Agency for over 50 years.  He was a member and past President of the Central Community School Board, and a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Those left to honor his memory are his Best Friend and Companion, Diane Larson, Suellyn T. Sheridan, mother of his children, a daughter, Katheryn Sheridan, Charleston, South Carolina, sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy (Andrea) Sheridan, Wisconsin, and Theodore (Sarah) Sheridan, Elgin, IL, and his grandsons, Jack O’Harra Sheridan and Colin Murphy Sheridan; and his siblings, Vince (Molly) Sheridan, Mary Ellen (Gary) Blunck, and Charles A. Sheridan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s School or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Sheridan was preceded in death by his parents.  May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mr. Sheridan’s obituary at

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