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Josephine (Cipale) Sheehan

Des Moines

Josephine (Cipale) Sheehan passed away peacefully at Taylor House Hospice on Saturday, August 18, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Per her wishes the body has been cremated. A private family service will be held at Glendale Cemetery.

Josephine was born on September 4, 1936 to parents Mary Biondi and Charles Cipale. Josephine attended Saint Joseph's Academy and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954. She went on to have a successful career at Iowa Methodist Medical Center where she retired after 17 years in the medical field as a phlebotomist.

Josephine was a very warm and loving mother as well as very out-going friend to those she met along the way throughout her life. She loved traveling, cooking, crafts and cats. She built a life time of lasting cherished memories amongst friends and family.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Judy Sheehan of Des Moines; sons, Joey and Jon Sheehan of Des Moines, Jerry (Mary) Sheehan of Blue Earth, MN and Jeff (Connie) Sheehan of Omaha, NE; former husband, Joe Sheehan, Sr. of Des Moines; sisters, Anna Marie (Ronald) Harsh of Marana, AZ, Margaret (David) Murray of Indianola, Marilyn (Santos) Campero and Carolyn (Donald) Hartley of Carlisle and numerous nieces and nephews.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Rosemary McAninch and Theresa Papiani; and four brothers, Angelo Cipale, Joseph Cipale, Gary Cipale and Charles Cipale.

A special thank you to Dr. Robert Behrens, Dr. Matthew Hill, Powell Three staff as well as the Oncology Radiation staff at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Mohommed Milhem, University of the Iowa Department of Radiology, Iowa Health Home Care and Taylor House Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and to Taylor House Hospice.




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Published in the Des Moines Register on Aug. 20, 2012.
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September 5, 2015
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SIS!!!!
It seems no matter how hard I try to be on time with things, so far have not been very successful. I know your birthday had to be wild and loud, with our brothers being involved with it, it certainly was not a quiet event.
Tell everyone "hi" for me and that all of you are loved and missed tremendously.
Monday is Labor Day, not planning much as of right now.
We had a bbq last Saturday and Joe, Joey and Judy came over, we had such a good time. I was so glad to see them come, love spending time with them. We had a better turnout than I thought, and yes Dave had the big roaster going with ribs the main thing.
Well already the kids will be starting their 3rd week of school after the holiday, cannot believe how it is flying by.
Well sis, I love and miss you, please give my love to all. Think of you often. May you always rest in peace and a perpetual light shine upon you!!
Love your sis, Maggie
September 4, 2015
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday today!
Missing you everyday and wishing you were still with us to celebrate your special day. Hope you have a great birthday with all the family up there in heaven today. All my love to you and the family. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
August 19, 2015
Hi Sis,
Sorry I missed visiting you on your actual anniversary. Been under the weather for several days and trying to catch up on things, my mind got boggled, but that doesn't mean that I don't think of you often.
The kids start school next week, it is so hard to believe the summer has simply flown by and although I love fall with the changing colors I dread the winter weather and the fact that this year is on its way out. But life goes on no matter what.
I hope that all of you are still watching over us all it really is a good feeling knowing we have so many angels up there looking down on us and although you would rather have had Jonnie down here with us, I know his presence there with you must truly be joyful...he is missed so much also.
Please give hugs and kisses to the rest of the family whom I miss terribly.
I miss different things about each one of you because you all had your own personalities.
Until next time, may you always rest in peace and a perpetual light always shine upon you.
Love and miss you so much.
Maggie
August 18, 2015
Hi Mom,
Today is third anniversary since you left us. Hard to believe how time passes so quickly. I remember the day as if it was just yesterday when you passed away and became God's newest angel. I hope you are rejoicing in God's eternal love up there in heaven. I miss and think of you everyday. All the fun things we did together have not faded, but are tucked way as precious memories in my mind forever. I realize that life has to go on even without our loved ones who are no longer with us, but sometimes it's not easy when you miss someone so much. Anyway, this summer has been a busy one. Something to do almost every weekend with the family. Jeff, Connie and Barney were here a couple of weeks ago. Nice that they were able to come in town and visit with family. The Iowa State Fair is now going. Joey and I went last weekend. Had a lot of fun. Will be traveling to see Mary and Jerry in the next few weeks. Pretty soon the summer shadows will fade into the cool fall autumn days. Looking forward to the change of the leaves and all that fall has to offer. Give my love to the family up there. Also, hugs and kisses to my litter brother, Jon. Love and miss you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
July 28, 2015
Hi Sis,
Was just sitting here thinking of everyone that we have lost.
Weather is very warm out now, been rather hot for several days now, but they keep saying its going to cool down, so we will see who is and isn't right, they tend to make mistakes about our weather, lol.
Not much going on still trying to get the house in shape to put on the market, getting anxious to make the move for several reasons.
Well sis, I better get to moving and get my floors vacuumed, so I will write later.
Know that you all are missed and loved dearly.
Give everyone a hug and kiss for me.
Will always have you all in my prayers.
May you all rest in peace always.
Love,
Maggie
July 5, 2015
Hey sis, just wanted to let you know am always thinking of you and the others. Hope you had a bang of a 4th of July, Chuck is there so am sure he took care of it all.
Weather is getting warmer again but it wouldn't be Iowa without this humidity.
Please give hugs and kisses to everyone. Miss you all so much.
May you always rest in peace and a perpetual light always shine upon you!!!
Love ya
July 4, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy 4th of July!
Dad, Joey and I went to see Jeff and Connie yesterday. It was Connie's birthday. We had a great time visiting with them. The weather has been cool the last few days, but the summer heat will be back in swing starting tomorrow. Going to get out and enjoy this long weekend despite the heat and humidity. I will take the warm weather over bitter cold temps any day. Anyway, Blessings to everyone and to all those who are serving to protect this great country of ours today. Hope you and the family have a fire cracker day up there in heaven. Give hugs and kisses to everyone. Miss and think of you everyday. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy.
June 22, 2015
Hi Mom,
It was a really busy weekend. Your son, Jon, has finally been laid to rest. It was a beautiful day on Saturday for his memorial service. We are happy that Jon got his wish to be laid to rest by his mother. Jon's memorial service brought together many family and friends. We cried and laughed as we shared many fond memories of a man who lived life to the fullest. Although it still is hard to imagine that he is no longer in our lives here on earth, we can only imagine that God has bigger plans for Jon up there in heaven. Just knowing that we have another angel to watch over the family makes the pain of not having him down here in our lives easier to bare. Will always love and miss you, Jon. P.S. Thank you Pastor Mike for conducting a beautiful memorial service on Saturday. The family is grateful for your kindness, generosity and support during this difficult time.
The weekend ended with another nice day on Sunday It was Father's day. Jerry, Mary, Jeff, Connie and Barney came back to be here for the memorial service and to celebrate Father's day with dad. Wish you were here. Your family misses you very much, but know someday we will all be reunited. Give hugs and kisses to all the family up there. God grant you eternal peace. Love and miss you always. Your daughter, Judy
May 27, 2015
Hi Sis, just a few notes to say Hi to everyone. Guess what sis, KC graduated Saturday. What a great day. I know you and the family are happy for him. I hope you and the family had a great Memorial day. I miss you and the family so much can't being to tell you. Gave the family my love and hugs for me. Love and miss you alot!
Carolyn
May 26, 2015
Hi sis, well I posted a Mother's Day greeting to you and mom and my sisters, but for some reason it didn't go thru, you know how technology is, lol.
Anyway I am sure you all had a beautiful day, being treated by all the guys.
Memorial Day has come and gone. When I think of all the men/women who died serving our country for our freedom, it really makes me feel so thankful that we do have so much freedom. Lost several friends thru the Vietnam War and that always continues to sadden me, especially after the treatment those men/women received when they came home.
I know you are all pain free and at peace and for that I am thankful.
Give my love and hugs to all. May you all always rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon all of you.
Love you and miss you much!!!
Maggie
May 25, 2015
Hi Mom,
Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you on this Memorial Day holiday. I think of you often and remember the times we spent together. I miss those times with you, but glad I still have those memories to remember you by.
Also, I wanted to thank those men and women who sacrifice their lives to serve and protect this great country of ours. I know mom you would feel the same. Anyway, give hugs and kisses to all the family up their in heaven. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy.
May 11, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy Mother's Day! I tried to post yesterday, but it did not go through. Maybe this site was busy with everyone sending their mother's special wishes. Anyway, we stopped by to visit your grave yesterday. It was a nice day to come out and see you. Hope you and all the mother's out there had a great day. We miss you down here, but know we will be reunited some day. Love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
May 10, 2015
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. Joey and I came to visit you today. It turned out to be a really nice day after all. Had some rain, but people were able to take their mother's out to celebrate. Hope you and all the mother's up there in heaven have a great day. God grant you eternal peace. love your daughter, Judy.
April 6, 2015
Hi Sis, hope you and the family had a Great Easter. It was a beautiful day. Didn't do much. Just stay home. Well tell everyone hi for me and lots of Love and Kisses.
Love Sis, Carolyn
Carolyn Hartley
April 5, 2015
Good morning, Wish you all a Happy Easter today is going to be a awesome day wish you all were here to enjoy but in thoughts, memories and in spirt I know you will be here. I love and miss you guys so much their isn't a minute, hour, a day that I don't have you all on my mind. Again wish you all a "HAPPY EASTER" love ya. Annie
Anna Marie Harsh
April 5, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy Easter! Wishing you God's blessings on this special day. The weather is going to be nice today, so we are going to try and get out to enjoy it. Jeff, Connie and Barney are in town this weekend, so made it much more special. We came to visit you yesterday. It was a great day to be out visiting you. We laughed a lot and shared great memories of you. We really miss you down here, but know you are watching over us. Yesterday the family got together for our monthly luncheon. Lot's of family members in attendance. Wish you and Jon could have been there, but know you were with us in spirit. Anyway, take care of Jon and the rest of the family up there. Give everyone much hugs and kisses. God grant you eternal peace. Love and miss you always. Your daughter, Judy.
April 1, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy spring! The weather is going to be beautiful today. Suppose to be in the 80's. The trees and flowers are just starting to bloom. Hopefully, no more winter weather.
I was out at the cemetery the other day and noticed they had put Jon's nameplate on his grave. I hope you like it. I am happy his final resting place is right by you. I know how important that was to him to be next to his mother.
I really miss you mom. I wish you were here to enjoy all the things life has to offer, but I know your happiness is much higher with your son and the rest of the family up there. Give hugs and kisses to everyone. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy.
February 15, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy Valentine's Day. I tried to post twice yesterday, but for some reason the posts did not go through. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this special day of love up in heaven with your son, Jon. We miss both of you and Jon down here on earth, but know you are rejoicing in much love in heaven. Give hugs and kisses to all family members up there. Love and miss you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine Day
Hi Sis, Happy Valentine Day to you and the family. Hope you are enjoying this day with lots of love. Love you and the rest of the family. Have a Great Day with lots of love, hugs and kisses. Give everyone my love and kisses too. Love you Sis, Carolyn
February 8, 2015
Hi Mom,
Yesterday we had our first family luncheon without your son, Jon. Our tears of sadness soon turned to fond memories of joy. I am happy for you that your son is now in heaven with you, and that both of you are now rejoicing in God's eternal love. I miss you mom, but know that I have two angels watching over me. Give my love to Jon and the rest of the family up there. I love and miss you always, mom. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy
February 4, 2015
Hi Sis, well you have a new comer now. I know Johnnie in a beautiful place now and I know you had a smile and welcome him with open arms. I know everyone will be watching over us. I will miss him a lot and mostly at our luncheon. I will always remember his last words to me "I will be here next month for the luncheon". Come Saturday I will be thinking of him and his smile. I know he will be there with us. Give him a hug and kisses for me.
Love You, Sis
Carolyn
January 1, 2015
Happy New Year sis I know you and the other will celebrate among yourself hope it is a good one and 2015 will be a better year for all of us. Sorry to hear about the passing of Helen she is with family and enjoying each of you. Haven't had much of a winter which is okay with us but we have to get through Feb.and March and as you all well know it can be a real hassel but I am sure most of us will be ready for it. Well I just wanted to take a few mins. to let you know Ron and I think about each of you every day and miss ya all have a great New Year and remember to watch over us all. We love ya and tell all we miss them. Until we meet again... Annie
Annie & Ron Harsh
January 1, 2015
Hi Mom,
Happy 2015! Another year has come and gone. The weather is a little cold, but today the temperature is going to rise, so should be a little warmer. The family got together yesterday to ring in the new year. Everyone had a good time. Wish you were here, but know you were here in spirit. I know you and all the family up there are ringing in the new year in style. Hope everyone is going to have a happy and prosperous new year. Miss and love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy.
December 31, 2014
Happy New Years Sis, Tell everyone Happy New Year for me. Hope you and the family have a good one. We met Judy and Joe today for pie. I guess you have another angel to look over. Sorry, to hear Joe other sister Helen pass. Well you and the family will watch over her for us. Again, have a good New Years party. Love and miss all of you. Love Sis, Carolyn
December 28, 2014
Hi Sis, again I'm late. Hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas. I also want to wish you and all the love ones a Very Happy New Year. Hope 2015 will be a better place for everyone here and around the world. I love and miss all of you. Love You, Sis Carolyn
December 25, 2014
Hi Mom,
Merry Christmas! Suppose to be warm and sunny today. Joey, Jon, Dad and I are heading to Jeff and Connie's for Christmas. Jerry will be spending time with his family today. Hope the weather is good for everyone to travel. Miss and wish your were here, but know that you are always with us in spirit. Hope you and all the family up there have a blessed day. Love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy
December 24, 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS sis to you and all my loved ones!!!! Sure wish we could celebrate like we used to with the dinners we had, but the memories will just have to do.
Tonight my lil grand babies came to visit, Vinnie and Zoey. He is changing and growing so fast, was the best Christmas present we could have received.
No white Christmas this year, would loved to have seen just a light dusting of snow to cover up all the icky roads and such, but glad that people are able to travel this holiday.
I hear you guys got another angel, Joe's sister Lillian, was so sorry to hear of her passing but she has joined a great group of angels.
Well sis, better get to moving. Please wish my loved ones a very Blessed Merry Christmas and know that we love and miss you all so much. May you all, always rest in peace with a perpetual light always shining upon you!!!
Love, Maggie
November 29, 2014
Hi Sis, hope you had a Great Thanksgiving. We went over to Kurt girlfriend house Thursay for dinner. It's was really nice. The kids came over yesterday for dinner. Really enjoyed our time. Tell the family hi for me. In 3 wks X-mas will be here how fast this year has gone. Well again hope you and family had a nice Thanksgiving.
Love Sis,
Carolyn
November 28, 2014
Hi Sis, I know its been a long time since I have written but their isn't a day that goes by that I don't have you and ALL the others on my mine Its been a very rough year but I have manage to get through it. I know you and the others have always told me that life is tough and many struggle you and the others have always said that life isn't easy and that we make the best well I have reach that point but I have learn to put alot of things in gods hands and pray every day. Well we just got through Thanksgiving and now Christmas is upon us how fast the year has gone weather changing and I am just getting use to the cold again but I am home with my famiily my children and grand children which make it all worth while. I hope you and the others had a nice Thanksgiving and the same for Christmas you all keep looking down on us all cause I really need the strength right now. I love and miss you all so much and their isn't a day I want to pick up my phone and make that phone call but then I stop and it hits me but I realize that someday we will all be reunited again. Tell everyone hi for me and Ronnie until we meet again I will hold on to one thing that many of you have taught me "STRENGTH" and "FAITH" Love ya all to the moon and back .
sis and brother-in-law
Annie and Ronnie
Anna Marie Harsh
November 27, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. This year has gone by really fast. We had a beautiful fall with bright colors to enjoy. Now winter is upon us. It snowed last night. It was very pretty coming down, but also very cold too. Hopefully, the weather will hold out that everyone can make it to their destination as they travel on this day. I wish you were here to enjoy the holiday with us, but I know you are watching down from above. Enjoy the day with the rest of the family up there. Miss you very much. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
November 26, 2014
Hi Sis,
I just wanted to wish you and ALL my loved ones with you A VERY BLESSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING IN HEAVEN!! It is so hard to believe it is this time of the year already. We got some snow last night and today, hoping it doesn't get to bad for those who want to travel.
We will have Dawn, Kenny and Chad for dinner. I put a lot of the things together tonight, so I could have some relaxation time on Thanksgiving day.
The Holidays are just so hard for me....I keep thinking it will get easier as time goes by, but I miss all you guys so much, its true it gets somewhat easier as time goes by but the emptiness and pain just don't go away that quick....but I will make it thru this holiday season I know for the lil children and my own children.
I wish you could see the beautiful picture I have of Judy holding my lil grandson Vinnie at Dawns wedding it is a beautiful picture of both of them.
Well Sis I better get busy and get a few more things done.
I love you all and miss you terribly. Please never stop watching over us and praying for us.
Love, Maggie
September 28, 2014
Hi Sis,
Well a week ago yesterday we were at Dawn and Kenny wedding. What a beatiful day it was. I will never forget how my day went, first the power went out. I prayed so hard asking for your and everyone else to put the power back on before 10:15 and it came on right than Thank you for that. I prayed that the rain would stop again thanks to you and the family it did. Everything was beatiful that day. The wedding party that look so beatiful. I wished all of you were there but, we all knew you and the family were there smiling and enjoying the whole thing. Well sis, give everyone my love. Love and miss all of you.
Love you all,
Carolyn
September 24, 2014
Hi Sis, first day of fall, wow where has the summer and the year gone? Goes way to fast for me.
Well Dawn and Kenny got married Saturday, we worried so long about the weather but our prayers were answered and it was a beautiful day. The hall was decorated and it looked so nice. Judy and Joey helped us out so much and so did our sisters. I could not have done it without all of them. We are so blessed in having a family who is there when you need them.
The kids are going to TN for a honeymoon. Hope they have a great time.
Well sis, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know we all miss and love all of you.
Give everyone a hug and kiss for me.
Pray that you continue to rest in peace and the perpetual light will forever shine upon all of you.
Love, Maggie
September 23, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a happy first day of Fall. The weather is nice and warm. The trees are just starting to turn their magical colors.
We were out at Easter Lake on Saturday to take pictures for Dawn and Kenny's wedding. It turned out to be a beautiful day for both of them. The Fall scenery was the perfect background for pictures. I think everyone enjoyed the wedding, which helped to make their day even more special. Wish you were here in person to have seen their wedding, but I know you and all the loved ones were watching from above.
Hope you enjoy the change of season. Love and miss you always. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy.
September 4, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS!!! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with all our loved ones. I know the place is beautiful as you always decorated so beautifully. Know that I love you and miss you and everyone so much. I pray you will always rest in peace and God's blessings will always surround you. Give my love to all!!!
September 4, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday today. We are all thinking of you down here and wishing you were still with us. Please watch over and keep us in your prayers. Hope you enjoy your special day. Love and miss you forever. May God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy.
September 1, 2014
I Sis, well today is Labor day. I can't image that summer is almost over. Can't think of winter is just around the corner heard we will have a tough one this year. Hate it. Well sis, tell everyone that I love and miss them alot. Love to all, Love You and the family, Sis Carolyn
August 18, 2014
Hi Mom,
Today is the second anniversary since you left us. It is hard to believe that you have been gone from our lives for two years now. Each passing day becomes filled with so many memories that all of us had with you. Joey, Jon, Dad and I came to visit you yesterday to put new flowers on your grave. I hope you like them.
This summer has been busy and now starting to wind down. We are enjoying the last few weeks we have left. Hard to believe that summer will be soon gone and fall will be upon us. I hope we have a really nice one. I enjoy the change of the leaves as I know you did too.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you how much I miss and love you. You take care of yourself up there. Give hugs and kisses to all the family up there.
God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
August 17, 2014
Hi Sis, well tomorrow it will be two years since you left us to join our loving siblings and mom and dad.
Doesn't seem possible, how time just continues to fly by.
Judy and Joey are going to be attendants in Dawn's wedding, we are so pleased to have them being a part of the celebration.
School starts tomorrow, the summer flew right on by us it seems like. Tanner will be in 9th grade NOW that is hard to believe.
Well sis, this may be the last time I get to chat with you. I will continue to pray for you and all my loved ones and I continue to ask all of you to pray for all of us down here, we can never get enough prayers.
My love to you..I miss you and everyone so much....keep those prayers coming.
Love and miss you always.
Maggie.???
July 7, 2014
Hi sis,
just wanted to take a few minutes since its been a while since I have visited with you.
July 4th here and gone already, about one more month and the kids will be back in school....so hard to believe. Time just keeps flying by and I always wish it would slow down.
Had lunch with Dawn and Kenny on the 4th then over to a friends house in Knoxville for fireworks so beautiful they were, then just relaxing the rest of the weekend.
Please give my love to all and know that I miss each and everyone of you so much.
May you all always rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon you.
Love to all,
Maggie
July 4, 2014
Hi Mom,
Happy Fourth of July. Lot's of noise going on down here with all the fire works going off. Were about half-way through the summer. It has been a really wet summer so far. Hopefully, all the rain we have been having is a thing of the past and now we will get warmer and drier days ahead. Enjoy the holiday as I'm sure you and the family are making your own kind of noise up there in heaven. Love and miss you always. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy.
May 27, 2014
Hi sis, didn't get to send message yesterday, had the kids over and the grandchildren. We had a nice day with a cookout.
You know sis, I truly believe all of you are OK and U R watching over us. I know this because a friend of mine told me and the things she told me about SHE COULD never know because I never talk about my family much on the social network. So I am much more at peace myself cause I also know you all are watching over us.
Please give my love to all and I will write again soon.
Love all of you and miss all of you very much,
love, Maggie
May 26, 2014
Mom,
Thinking of you and others who are no longer with us on this Memorial Day holiday. Miss and love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
Judy
May 11, 2014
Hi Mom,
Wishing you and all mothers out there a very Happy and blessed Mother's Day.
Miss and wish you were here. Love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy
Judy
April 20, 2014
Hi Sis,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter. Went to church this morning and it was totally packed. They always fix the church up so beautifully, flowers and candles, beautiful music. Just an all over good feeling.
Our weather is so beautiful and warm but alas we will be getting some rain which we need, plus some cooler weather. I certainly hope we have spring weather for a few months, I love this time of year.
Well sis, I just wanted to spend some time with you. I hope you and all my loved ones had a wonderful Easter.
Please give them all my love. You are all missed so very much.
May you rest in peace forever.
Love you,
Maggie
April 20, 2014
Hi sis, hope you and the family are having a Great Easter. Tell everyone Happy Easter for me. The weather today is beautiful and warm which is better than what we've been having COLD, it felt like winter all over again. Well again tell everyone happy Easter and hope you all have a wonderful day together. Love you Sis, Carolyn
April 20, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a happy Easter. Going to be a beautiful spring day today. The flowers are just starting to bloom and the birds are chirping away in the trees. May get some sprinkles of rain late this evening. We can use the rain. I know this was one of your favorite times of the year. Miss you and wish you were here to enjoy the family, but always know that you are celebrating with your loved ones up there. May God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy.
March 20, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a happy first day of spring. It has been a really cold and bitter winter with lot's of snow down here. I'm sure everyone is ready for warm and sunny days ahead. Pretty soon the flowers and trees will be in bloom. I'm looking forward to getting outside and enjoying all that spring has to offer.
Anyway, I am sending you and everyone in the family up there a big bouquet of sunshine today. Hope you enjoy this day. May God grant you eternal peace. Love and miss you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
March 17, 2014
Hi Mom,
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miss and think of you often. Love you forever. God grant you eternal peace. Your daughter, Judy
March 17, 2014
Good morning Sis, Happy St. Patrick Day. Tell everyone Happy St. Patrick Day for me. I'm sure everyone will have a Great Day. Love and Miss you all.
Sis,
Carolyn
Carolyn
February 16, 2014
Hi sis, hope you and the family had a wonderful Valentine Day. Like Judy and Maggie weather here has been snowy and cold really cold. I don't remember it ever been this cold. I hope everyone is enjoying there day. I just wanted to say Hi and Miss all of you and that you had a great Valentine's Day. I love you all.
Sis Carolyn
February 15, 2014
Hi sis, its been a while since I have chatted with you. We are all still in the freezer down here, in fact it is snowing as I write. I love to watch the snow fall, but it can leave anytime.
Hope everyone had a Valentines day filled with lots of love and laughter. We met with Judy, Joey, and Joe last Saturday, it was so much fun, just sitting around and chit chatting. Its amazing how much we find to talk about with each visit, but hey lots going on in the world today.
Please say and give my love to everyone. Its strange, lately I have been having these little dreams and someone from up there is always in them. They don't last long its like they are just there. Mom was in one and Gary was in one. I took it as a sign that all of you are watching over all of us and I thank you all for that.
Well I just wanted to say hello and tell you I love and miss all of you.
May you all always rest in peace and that perpetual light will forever shine upon all of you.
Love you Maggie
February 14, 2014
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!
It's been a really cold winter down here. Everyone is trying to get through snow, ice and bitter cold temps. Relief is on the way as next week it is suppose to be close to 50 with lot's of sunshine. Hopefully,this is a sign of an early spring.
Anyway, just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and miss you very much. Hope you are enjoying this special day of "love" with all the family up there.
Hugs and kisses to you all. May God grant you enternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy
Judy
January 3, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR SIS AND FAMILY!!! Somehow my last post to you didn't come thru, so I will just start over. Hope you all celebrated big time. We had a quiet New Year, which is fine with me. I do miss all the gatherings that we all used to do years ago.
It is bitterly cold and still some snow on the ground. Hopefully the cold will leave us shortly, but its Iowa and anything can happen with the weather.
Well sis, just wanted to take a few to let you know I miss you and the rest of the family very much. The missing part I don't think ever goes away.
Saturday we meet with Judy, Joey, and I believe Jon will be there...so enjoy and look forward to those once a month gatherings.
Well sis, will sign off, know that I love and will miss you always. Please give my love to the rest of the family and remember to watch over us and help keep us all safe.
May you always rest in peace!! ???
Love you,
Maggie
January 2, 2014
Hi Mom,
Happy New Year! Can't believe another year has come and gone. Hope 2014 is a good year for everyone with lot's of love and good health.
The family had a good New Year's holiday. We got together to watch the Hawks play. They didn't win, but at least they gave it their best shot. You know how we are when it comes to watching football.
I hope you and all the family up there had a joyous New Year. I really miss you, but know you are always close by. Take care. Love you forever. May God grant you eternal peace. Love your daughter, Judy
Judy
December 31, 2013
Happy New Year
Hi sis, wanted to wish you and the family a Happy New Year. I am sure you will have a great party there. We are not doing to much just going out to eat than back home. Don't want to be out with the bad drivers if you know what I mean. Wish you and the family were here we could have our good parties that we use to have. Can't believe it is going to be 2014 already, hope this is a good year for all of us. Where did 2013 go? Well, tell everyone hi and have fun tonight love and miss you all.
Love Sis,
Carolyn
December 27, 2013
Hi sis, hope you and the family had a great Christmas. We had our on Christmas Eve. The kids came over and we had a great time. Wish you and the family were here. Miss those the Family Christmas dinners we use to have boy, what good memories we have. Tell everyone hi and Happy New year to you and the family. Love and miss you all.
Love you Sis,
Carolyn
Carolyn Hartley
December 25, 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS SIS!!!
Spent the day at Dawn's house, Chad and his family joined us. It was such a good time had by all. Good food and lots of laughs.
Been very cold outside and yes we did have a white Christmas, which is always great I think. Now we can get rid of the snow and bring on Spring, ha ha. It will get here soon enough I am sure.
I just wanted to let you know I thought of you today, as I do everyday, you and my other loved ones. Sure wish you all were here so we could have all gotten together.
Please wish the others a Merry Christmas, tell them I love and miss them all very, very much.
Rest easy...with love, Maggie.
December 24, 2013
Hi Mom,
Merry Christmas!
The holiday season is finally upon us. Winter is finally here too. We are getting lot's of snow and bitterly cold temperatures. Yikes! I don't mind the snow, but the cold temps I could do without.
Anyway, all the family got together last weekend to celebrate an early Christmas in spite of the weather. We had a good time. I'm glad the weather held out so everyone who lived out of town was able to make it.
I wish you were here to celebrate the holiday season with us, but I'm sure you are enjoying your own celebration with the family up there in heaven.
I miss you very much. You are always in my heart. May God grant you enternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
Judy
December 21, 2013
Bless by an Angel
Hi sis, well before we know it Christmas will be here. Hard to believe it. Hope you, mom and the rest of the family had a good day for mom birthday. Give her my love and that we miss all of you. Will write on Christmas have a great day. Love

Sis, Carolyn
Carolyn Hartley
December 10, 2013
Hi Sis,
BRRRR it is very cold out on this special day celebrating mom's birthday. I hope you all had a wonderful day of laughter and music, etc.
Hope you all celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving day. We stayed home and Dawn and her boyfriend joined us. It was nice but too much cooking and I never really ate what I fixed...I think that is how a lot of us are.
Soon Christmas will be upon us and then another year....boy time flies by anymore...just wish it would slow down cause I want my grandkids to stay little a while longer.
Well, sis, just wanted to touch base with you and tell you that we love and miss you and everyone else!!
Love you Maggie
November 28, 2013
Hi Mom,
Happy Thanksgiving! It's hard to believe another holiday has come and gone without you. Soon a new year will be upon us. I miss having you here especially around the holidays. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. At least I have alot of wonderful memories to hold onto. I feel very blessed in that respect.
I hope you were able to enjoy the change of color in the fall leaves. They were beautiful this year. I am often reminded of how quickly time passes here on earth as we are now entering the winter months.
I hope mother nature will be kind to everyone in hopes of making it safely to their final destinations on this Thanksgiving holiday. Please watch over the family as I know you do every day. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving with all the family up there. May God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. You daughter, Judy
November 24, 2013
Across the mile
Hi Sis,
Well this week is Thanksgiving. Boy how time just fly away from us. The leaves were beautiful this year. They didn't last very long. So did you have a good party for Joe and Theresa, bet you did. Wish you and the family were here but I know you are watching over us. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, we will be thinking of all you.
Love you and Miss you all,
Sis,
Carolyn
Carolyn Hartley
November 22, 2013
Hi sis,
It has been a while but doesn't mean I have forgotten you, by no means that would never happen. I think of you every day as well as the rest of my family.
Well I have gotten behind in a lot of things. I am either late or way ahead of my self, this time I was late Joe's second anniversary was on the 18th and Theresa's birthday was yesterday the 21st...I am sure you were all celebrating as you should be. Just wish you were all here so we could all celebrate and party like we did so many times in the years past.
Next week is Thanksgiving...just so hard to believe how fast time is going. I just wish it would slow down so we can all enjoy life a little more, but I know it is out of our hands.
The weather is getting nasty, some snow and ice and very cold temps right now, best place to be is home!!
Well sis, I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know have not forgotten you.
I love and miss all of you and think of you all every single day.
Love to you and everyone always!!

Love your sis.
Maggie
September 22, 2013
Hi Mom,
Today is the first day of fall. What a beautiful day it was. The leaves are just starting to turn color, and the days are getting shorter. Hard to believe summer has gone by so quickly. Soon the snowflakes will be falling, and the holidays will be upon us. I know fall was one of your favorites seasons, so hoping your getting ready for a splash of color. Thinking and missing you always. God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
Judy
September 18, 2013
Hi sis,
Well this will no doubt be the last entry in this from me. The final day for any entries is tomorrow and I wanted to write you one more time before it is closed down.
I have so enjoyed sharing the last year with you and all that we have been doing.
It is hard to believe a whole year has gone by so fast. We are on the downside of summer and soon the leaves will be changing to all the beautiful fall colors.
We celebrated Tanner's 14th birthday yesterday, so very hard to believe he is growing so fast. All of you are going to be Aunts and Uncles again and I will be a grandma again in the Spring. So something to look forward to.
All I ask of you is that you and my other loved ones, keep praying for us, and watch over us and keep us safe.
I know all of you are happy and at peace and even though I miss you all so very, very much, I know you are no longer in pain.
I will always love all of you. You will forever be on my mind, in my heart and on my lips.
Please give hugs and kisses to all, tell them I love them dearly.
Until we all meet again, I will always miss you and my love will never end.
Love you, Maggie
September 7, 2013
God can bring us through it
Well Sis, you know me never on time for any thing. Sorry I miss your special day but better late then never Right? I hope you had a beautiful day with the family. I'm going to miss writing our thoughts down when this comes to an end. I will always remember you and the things you always loved doing for others and how you ALWAYS made them feel special and happy on their special day. Happy Birthday Sis. Love you,
Carolyn
September 4, 2013
Happy Birthday Sis. I bet heaven is decorated so pretty for your special day. Enjoy your special day with all of our love ones who has departed. May God grant you eternal rest and peace.

Love,
Sis Marilyn
September 4, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS!!! It truly doesn't seem like another year has gone by and your birthday is upon us.
How I wish you were here to celebrate with us. I bet you have heaven all decorated for your party, as decorating was something you loved doing for any occasion and you succeeded in making everything look so pretty.
Today is a beautiful day for a celebration. Summer is slowly coming to an end but my love and missing you will always continue.
I wish you peace and lots of love from those who will celebrate with you and those left behind.
Not a day goes by I don't think of you and that won't end. Love you always. God Bless you always. Maggie
September 4, 2013
Mom,
Happy Birthday! I am sending you a big bouquet of balloons to celebrate your big day. It's hard to believe another birthday has gone by without you. Everyone who knew and loved you is missing you down here on earth, but we know that you will be having a big celebration with all your loved ones up there in heaven. Have fun on your special day because your deserve it! May God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
Judy
September 2, 2013
Mom,
Thinking of you on this Labor Day holiday. Missing you very much. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy
Judy
August 24, 2013
Hi Sis, as always I am late writing my thoughts but anyway I thought of you and the family that day. It is hard to believe that it has been one year. That day was hard for all of us to let you go but I know you are enjoying being with the family again and they all happy to see you. Are you keeping the boy in line? I bet you are. Tell all of them that I love and miss them all. I agree with mag that I am so thankful that Judy has kept this book for us to continue putting our thoughts and memories in this book. We are still meeting on our 1st Saturday of every month I really enjoy seeing the kids. Well Labor Day is coming up next week-end will be thinking of all you and our vets on that day. Tell everyone Mom, Dad, brothers, sisters and nephew hi and that we miss them dearly. I love all of you.

Love you Sis,
Carolyn
Carolyn Hartley
August 20, 2013
Hi sis, sorry I haven't written to ya I know its been a year since your passing miss you and the others so very much and you all are in my thoughts always. It doesn't seem possible that its been a year how time goes by so fast. I know you are rejoicing in glory and you are now with the others.. Continue to watch over all of us you. mom, dad, sisters, brothers and nephew are our special ANGEL!! Until we meet again we love ya's and miss ya all very much :)
Anna Marie Harsh
August 18, 2013
Hi Sis,
Today is one year since your passing. May God grant you peace and comfort. Knowing that you are with mom,dad, and our sisters and brothers and our nephew gives me peace knowing you are all together. Keep looking down and continue to give strength to all of your family. May God grant you peace, comfort, and eternal rest.

Love Your Sis,
Marilyn
Marilyn Campero
August 18, 2013
Mom,
Today is the one year anniversary since you passed away. It is hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly, and yet I know that you are still among us in many ways. The pain of losing you is still there, but, I know that you are rejoicing in the glory of eternal life. I think of you often and I am comforted by the many wonderful memories I have of you. Your spirit still lives on all around us. May you continue to watch over and guide us along our journey here on earth. Until we meet again. May God grant you eternal life. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
Judy
August 18, 2013
Hi sis,
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since you left to join our other loved ones.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Some days are better than others. Went to mass and its still a little hard especially when I hear a song that makes me think of you....but at least I am in a good place when it happens.
I still miss all the fun times we had, like when we went to the Mall of America and we both ended up wearing the same outfit and the same color!!! I still have my pics of that. We could have been twins except you were shorter than me!!You were teased a lot about that but it was all in fun.
May this find you resting in peace and enjoying your time with the rest of the family.
I am so thankful that Judy has kept this going allowing for us to express our thoughts and visit with you as often as we have been.
You are thought of often. I love you!!!
Maggie
July 5, 2013
Happy 4th Mom, Daddy, Sister's, Brother's, Father-in-law, Brother-in-law, nephew..
You are near, even if I don't see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life ALAWYS !! I miss you all very much. Love ya's to the moon and back. :)
Annie & Ron Harsh
May 27, 2013
Mom,
Thinking of you and those who have served and protected our country on this Memorial Day holiday. May God grant you and those who are no longer with us eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy
Judy Sheehan
May 20, 2013
Today, I looked into the sky and it was Beautiful.
I then realised its because you are there.
You fly with the Angels now but part of you will always be with us.

I think of each of you and miss you terribly. Tell mom, daddy, brothers, sisters, nephew, brother-in-law, father-in-law, aunts and uncle we think of them often. Until we meet again !! Love sis Annie
Anna Marie Harsh
May 14, 2013
Good morning and Happy Mothers Day to you, mom, Theresa, and Rosie sorry I am late but I think of you all every day. I miss you guys so much and their not a day that goes by that you's are not in my thoughts. I hope you all had a great day and enjoy it! Until we meet again. Love ya's sis Annie

Although you Can't be with me, We're truly not apart, Until the final breath I take, You'll be living in my heart....
Anna Marie Harsh
May 14, 2013
Blessed by an Angel
Hi sis, sorry I am late in wishing you, Mom and the sisters a Happy Mother's Day. I was having problems with my computer and it took the Geek Squad 4 hrs to fix it. Anyway, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day. Tell everyone hi for me and that I miss them alot. Love always, Sis Carolyn
Carolyn
May 13, 2013
Happy mother's day mom, we miss you. Love your son jon.
jon sheehan
May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day sis, mom and my sisters. I hope you are enjoying this special day together up there in heaven. I lite a candle for each of you this morning at church. I miss all of you but I know each of you are all at peace now. I received this beautiful card this morning and want to share this with each of you.


A Mother's Love

Of all the gifts that God
has given both here on
earth and up above.

The gift more precious and dear is the
gift of a mother's love.

Thank you for all the love you have given her.


Love and miss you dearly,
Marilyn
May 12, 2013
Mom,
Happy Mother's Day! Missing you everyday, but know you are up there watching over everyone. Even though you are no longer down here on earth we will continue to cherish the special memories we had with you. Enjoy your special day. My God grant you eternal peace. Love you for ever. Your daughter, Judy.

A Mother's love is genuine and fair
She wraps her arms around each of her children with care

She raised her children at her best
Sometimes we often gave her a test

We will always remember her beautiful smile
As she gracefully walked down the isle

When she parted from this beautiful earth
We realized a new beginning had taken birth

God had called his special angel to the sky
We knew it was time to say goodbye

As our tears continued to flow
It was only the beginning to what we would become to know

That our Mother
Was like know other
Judy Sheehan
May 12, 2013
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SIS!!! Mother's Day is so hard to face it seems. Knowing mom is with her loved ones, helps somewhat.
I just wanted to take a minute to wish you, Mom, Theresa and Rosie a Happy Mother's Day in Heaven!!!
Love you all and miss you all so very much. You are always on my mind and forever in my heart!! Love you, Maggie
Maggie
April 12, 2013
mom i love you,thankyou for watching over me during my cancer fight. you where my insperation,and my angel. love your youngest son jon.
jon sheehan
April 2, 2013
HAPPY EASTER sis, mom, dad, and the others sorry I am later I didn't forget any of you's been busy but I wanted to tell ya that I love and miss you all so much their isn't a day or moment that goes by that I don't think about each and every one of you. I love ya all so much
Annie Harsh
March 31, 2013
The Love Rose
Happy Easter to you Sis, Mom, Dad and the rest of the family. Hope you are having a great day. Will be thinking of all you today. Wish you all were here. May you look down upon us all. Love and Miss all you. Love Sis.
March 31, 2013
Mom,
Wishing you and all family members a blessed Easter. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I miss you very much. May God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.

John 3:16-17

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.
March 31, 2013
Hi Sis just wanted to take a few minutes to wish all my LOVED ones a very Happy Blessed Easter!!
Went to church for Easter Vigil, long mass but enjoyable. Will spend Easter Sunday with Dawn, looking forward to it.
Please tell everyone I love them and you will never know how much I miss all of you and not a day goes by that you all are not on my mind. You will forever be in my heart. With love to all.
Maggie
March 24, 2013
Palm Sunday
You will be in my thoughts and prayers on this special day, Palm Sunday. Love and miss you all. Love Sis,
Carolyn Hartley
March 10, 2013
You will never be forgotten
For though we are apart
You are always and forever
Alive within my heart!

To my sisters, my brothers, mom, daddy, nephew, brother-in-law, father-in-law.. I miss and love you all so much. Their not a day that goes by that I don't think of you all.
Annie and Ron Harsh
March 3, 2013
Our Father
Hi sis, we had our get together yesterday and we had apple and peach pie for Joey and Vickie b'day. It was fun. I really enjoy our get together with the kids. Well John and Joe could not make it because Joe was helping John move. I am sure they will be their next month. I know they really enjoy it (get together) as much as I do. Well, sis tell everyone hi for me. Tell them I love and miss them. Love You Sis
Carolyn Hartley
February 14, 2013
Hi Mom,
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. I'm sending you love, candy and flowers your way. I will be thinking of you and remembering how you liked to watch your favorite movie "Somewhere in Time" on this special day. Miss you very much. Tell the family up there that I love them. Until we meet again. May God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
Judy
February 3, 2013
Hi sis, well we meet yesterday with the kids we have fun. we are now having b'days of the month when we meet. So we had mine and Marilyn next month will be Joey's and Vicky. Tell Joe happy belated b'day for me. Well sis will chat later tell everyone hi for me and that I love and miss them. Love Sis
Carolyn Hartley
January 10, 2013
Hi Sis, Just wanted to say hi to each of you think of you all every day and miss ya terribly. Today is brother Joe b'day tell him I wish him a happy b'day and hope you all are enjoy a piece of cake with him.. I love each of you and tell Mom, Daddy and the other's I said hi. Until we meet again love ya's
Sis Annie
Anna Marie Harsh
January 6, 2013
Hi, sis well we had our get together yesterday. It was GREAT had alot of fun. It is so good to have our once a month time together get to see everyone and have our good memories. Well we did decide to have our get together for our b'days so we added that. That will be fun to do. Well sis, tell everyone hi for me and that I love and miss you all very much. Love Sis, Carolyn
Carolyn
January 2, 2013
Hi sis, wanted to wish a HAPPY NEW YEARS to all I know I am a day late had a bit of a hard time getting through this holiday season. I miss you all so very much but all the memories I have does help me get through it. I know you all are having a great time together. We didn't do much. Well another year is upon us just hope every one has a better year then the last. I do miss all the good times we all share and the many memory and thouhgts of each of you does put that smile on. I miss you all and hope you have a great time together. May you all rest in peace and have a great day until we see each other again I love and miss you all very much. Tell mama, daddy, and the other HI and I love and miss them all very much.
Love your sis Annie
Anna Marie Harsh
January 1, 2013
Hi Mom,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! It is hard to believe another year has gone by, and a new one is upon us. My only sorrow is that you will not be here to share this new year with everyone. However, I know you will be watching down on us and keeping everyone safe. I hope you and all the family up there are having a joyous celebration. I miss you very much and will keep you close to my heart. May God grant you eternal peace. Love you forever. Your daughter, Judy.
January 1, 2013
Hi sis, wanted to wish you and the rest of the family a Happy New Year. We didn't celebrate much, in fact I think we were out by 11, funny I remember how we used to get together and just play cards, eat and have fun. Another good memory for all to remember. We are all hoping and praying that 2013 will be good for us, remember us in your prayers, everyone needs a little help. Love you!!!
Maggie
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