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Frances V. Sheeran
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Frances V. Sheeran, age 98 years, died Thursday morning, December 7, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility. The last living child of John and Laura (Brown) Dirks, she was born February 18, 1919 in Monroe, Washington. For many years, Frances was employed as a bookkeeper at Ring Auto Supply. As an active member of Holy Trinity Parish, she spent many years assisting with parish needs, and most recently was an active member of St. Mark Parish in Au Gres.

She is survived by her four children: Susan Rae Sheeran, Patrick J. Sheeran, Joseph K. (JoAnn) Sheeran, Thomas C. (Patricia) Sheeran; her grandchildren: Julia Rae Maldonado, Caitlin and Margaret (Maggie) Sheeran, Jessica Rae and John M. Sheeran, Angelina and Sophia Sheeran; step grandchildren: John C. Maldonado, Gabriel L. Maldonado; and her special life-long friend, Kay Zeder.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Raymond Hansen Leppien in 1943, William C. Sheeran in 1993; her son, Michael John Sheeran; grandson: Michael M. Sheeran; son-in-law: John Maldonado; and her five siblings: Bertha Claire Myllykangas, Barbara (Billie) Mildes, Margaret Ruth Youmans, John Peter (Jack) Dirks, and Georgia A. Richards.

The Sheeran family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale of Bay City and the Bay County Medical Care Facility for their kind care of Frances.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:00 am in St. Jude Parish (St. John Church) 614 Pine St., Essexville. Rev. Dale Orlik will preside and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated for the Baptismal Font Restoration at Corpus Christi Parish (Holy Trinity Church). Visiting hours with the family will at St. John Church only on Wednesday after 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Liturgy.
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John Church

1600 Hudson St.
Essexville, MI 48732





11:00 AM
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John Church

1600 Hudson St.
Essexville, MI 48732

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

2977 Old Kawkawlin Road
Kawkawlin, MI 48631

Memorial Contribution

Baptismal Font Restoration at Corpus Christi Parish (Holy Trinity Church)


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