Paula Elaine (Brotherton) Sheridan

Born: Thu., Jun. 11, 1953
Died: Mon., Jun. 15, 2015


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

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Paula Elaine (Brotherton) Sheridan, 62, Oblong, IL is now celebrating in Glory with family and friends that have gone on before her. Paula passed away Monday June 15, 2015 in her homes surrounded by family.

Paula was born on June 11, 1953 the daughter of Robert Brotherton and Elaine (Coulter) Brotherton of Stoy, IL. She married David Sheridan on March 6, 1971.

Paula is survived by her husband David Sheridan of Oblong, IL; a daughter Polly (Sheridan) and husband Mike Launay, Mt. Vernon, IL; a son Dirk Sheridan and his wife Chrissy Sheridan, Oblong, IL; two maternal grandchildren Cascinda Sheridan and Liam Sheridan; 5 step-grandchildren Melina Launay, Seth Launay, Jillian Launay, Nathan Launay and Preston Sutmaier; her sister Bobbie (Brotherton) Keys and husband Chet Keys, Oblong, IL; her brother Robert (Bo) Brotherton and his wife Sara Brotherton, Oblong, IL; her Aunt Patricia Coulter, Robinson, IL; a cousin Terry Brotherton, Charleston, IL;  many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Paula is preceded in death by her father Robert Brotherton and mother Elaine Brotherton.

Paula was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1971; Olney Central College with a Business Associate Degree in 1973; was a Secretary for St. Pierre Oil Company Newton, IL for many years; Paula was a dedicated member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church of Oblong, IL where she played the piano, organ, taught Sunday School and was involved with the youth programs. Paula had been involved in the Oblong Public Library for many years and touched many young lives through the Summer Reading Program. She was also involved in leading Girl Scout Troop 2561 for many years and helped a lot of young girls in their informative years. Paula taught piano lessons for almost 25 years out of her home in Oblong and taught many children and adults the love of music.  

Paula loved to go mushroom hunting, planting flowers, gardening, going 4 wheeling, knitting, crocheting, sewing, making cards, scrapbooking, shopping at Goodwill and playing Scrabble. She loved watching movies, and especially loved watching the Walton’s. Paula lived to spend time with her husband, kids and grandkids and loved them all of them dearly. She loved her dog Kyle who was her sidekick and went everywhere with her.

Celebration of Paula’s Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday June 22, 2015 at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church Oblong, IL with Pastor Mike Root officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery rural Jasper County, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Cornerstone Wesleyan Church with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangement.

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Johnny and Michelle
   Posted Tue June 16, 2015
David and Kids,

We are so sorry for your loss of Paula. She was a great lady and will be an EXCELLENT ANGEL! Sorry we can't make the services as we are out of town. Sorry again.

Ragon Rice Hilderbrand
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Besides knowing Paula from Mike and Michelle Keys, I had the pleasure to have Paula as a customer at the Verizon store many times. Prayers for you all.

Colm McWilliams
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
Dave - my sincerest condolences and sympathies.


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