Margaret F. Sheridan, 94, of Taylorville, IL died at 6:15 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

She was born May 27, 1920 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Anton John and Mary Jane Vidmar Kaplon. On June 15, 1950 she married William Edward Sheridan in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1993. Margaret was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and had been employed by Sangamon Company for over 25 years. She then went to work for the Secretary of State’s Office in Springfield and retired from there in 1994. Margaret enjoyed sending cards to family and friends on almost any occasion. She enjoyed going to the Beauty Shop once a week, and going out to eat Italian Food. She especially enjoyed cooking and dancing. Margaret was an active member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheryl Schmid of Taylorville and Oak Harbor, WA, Former son-in-law: Greg Schmid U.S.M.C Retired; 3 Grandchildren: Amber Kerr and husband David of Seattle, WA, Rhiannon King and husband Brian of Marysville, WA and Brandon Schmid and wife Heather of Puyallup, WA. There are 9 Great Grandchildren: Aidan Kerr, Cohen Kerr, Tinsley Kerr, Myla Balser, Kai Balser, Calia King, Mason King, Aubrey Schmid and Ethan Schmid. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers: Edward “Sonny” Kaplon and Tony Kaplon, Jr, in infancy; Sisters: Rose Corsiatto, Theresa Sheedy and Kathryn Durbin and a nephew Stephen Kaplon.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, June 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service in the Church on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 470, Taylorville, IL 62568-0470 or V.F.W. Auxiliary, 515 West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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