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James “Jim” Sheridan

James "Jim" Sheridan


James “Jim” Riley Sheridan, 65, of Marissa, IL; born on September 2, 1953 in Norfolk, VA; passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Sheridan worked as a prison guard at Menard Penitentiary.  He was a United States Marine veteran.  Jim was an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Phillip and Alberta, nee Jones, Sheridan.  One son – William “Billy” Sheridan.

He is survived by two sons – Phillip Sheridan of Darmstadt, IL; Patrick (Codi) Sheridan of Sparta, IL.  Two sisters – Phyllis Rury of Marissa, IL; Martha (Larry) Wagner of Marissa, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Marissa Township Building in Marissa, IL at 11:00am.

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  1. robert alms says:

    so sorry for your loss, I worked with Jim, he was a great man!

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  1. so sorry for your loss, I worked with Jim, he was a great man!


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