SPRINGFIELD, IL - Marilyn E. Sheehan, 55, died at 6:35 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
Marilyn was born July 11, 1958, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert L. and Betty L. Bordenkircher Bernet.
Marilyn graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and received her nursing degree from Lincoln Land Community College. She was formerly employed as an RN at Memorial Medical Center and most recently at Priority Care on MacArthur where she worked for over 20 years. Marilyn was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Illinois Fighting Illini fan, and she also enjoyed shopping, gardening and helping others. Most of all, she loved supporting her children in all their endeavors and spending time with her family. Marilyn was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and a supporter of Sacred Heart Griffin High School.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her children, Robert Sheehan of Springfield, Brian (wife, Nadia) Sheehan of Naperville, and Jennifer Sheehan of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchild, Elisabeth Sheehan; mother, Betty Bernet of Springfield; siblings, Robert (wife, Rhonda) Bernet of San Antonio, Texas, Thomas Bernet of Springfield, and Mark (wife, Dianne) Bernet of Flower Mound, Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her dog, Riley.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos Ave., Springfield, Rev. Robert Jallas celebrant.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos Ave., Springfield, IL 62702 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or online at www.pancan.org.
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