Arms, Mary Ellen (Sheridan) Age 65, of Anchorage, AK, formerly of N. Mpls., died unexpectedly 8/10/07 at the Mayo Clinic due to complications of colon cancer surgery. Born 3/4/42, she attended elementary school at St. Anne's Parochial School. Moved to AK in 1971, where she spent many years as a labor and delivery nurse. She was loved and respected for all the babies she helped bring into the world. She especially appreciated the friendship and association with her fellow nurses and doctors at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Her radiant smile brought sunshine to everyone around her. She was the glue that united her family, who will keep her positive spirit alive. Preceded in death by parents, Edwin Joseph and Mary Genevieve Sheridan and sister, Jeanne Marie. Survived by loving husband of 36 years, Bob; children, Robert, Rodney and Aarronn; sisters, Kathleen Mitchell and Sheila Lundberg; brothers, John and Philip Sheridan; special friends, Ann Cavanagh and Marilyn Pritchard; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, and her dog, Cuddles. Visitation Fri., 8/17, from 5-8 pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Mpls. Mass of Christian Burial Sat., 8/18 at 10 am at Our Lady of Victory, 5155 Emerson Ave. N., Mpls. Charitable donations are encouraged to Hope Lodge through www.cancer.org. Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home (612) 378-1331
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.