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Melvin Jordan Sheridan went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 15th, 2011 at the age of 81. He was at home with his best friend and loving wife of 64 years, Ruby Ila Sheridan.

Mel was a man of God with strong family values; family was his number one priority. His family, all 42+ of us, cherished the time we had with him. All that knew Mel will forever remember his professionalism in life as well as his good spirit towards life. He was our go to guy and will be deeply missed.

Mel and Ruby were the proprietors of Lucky 7 Dude Ranch where they have resided on County Line Road for the past 52 years. Horses were a love for Mel, from training horses, racing horses and riding with all their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mel and Ruby traveled many places in their motor home with their horses and family. One of our favorite family traditions in the motor home is Birch Bay, one of their uncanny ways of bringing us all together, where we have the time of our lives. Mel worked in the construction business for many years and had many talents from plumbing to building. No Job to big no job to small Mel and Keith could do them all. There wasn't much Mel couldn't do, he considered himself a jack of all trades.

Viewing is available Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Thursday 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at Hawthorne Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at Fir Conway Cemetery at 1pm on Thursday, April 21st. With a reception to follow at David and Marcella's home 19931 County Line Road, we invite all of you join to us to celebrate Mel's life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Lucille Sheridan; his sisters, Diane Ward, Nardine Bennehoff and Marilyn Doctor.

Mel is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Ruby; his son, David and Marcella Sheridan; his daughters, Carol and Andy Huttenstine; Beverly and Paul Stene; Phyllis Prosser and fiancé John; Charolette and Steve Martin. He is survived by his sisters Maxine Dix and Georgetta (Aldie) Axelson; his brother, Phillip (Denise) Sheridan; his grandchildren: Wendy Stene, Glenda (Tony) Pratt, Jason Sheridan, Donna (Gene) McMillan, Nathan (Connie) Sheridan, Wesley Stene, Justin (Krista) Sheridan, Jesse Norris, Charlene Norris and Sophia (Stacy) Woodland; and 13 precious great-grandchildren plus one on the way.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to your favorite charity.

As Mel would say...stay strong in your faith, stay on the narrow path, hold your head up high no matter what and let God be your strength.

Please share your thoughts of Melvin and sign the online guest register at www.hawthornefh.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon
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