April 18, 1988 – July 2, 2013
Jill Nicole Sheehan, 25, was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Madrid, of which she was a member. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, at Rose Hill Cemetery, east of Luther, Iowa.
Jill was born on April 18, 1988 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Patrick Michael and Krista Kay (Harmon) Sheehan. She attended United Community School, in Boone, where she played softball and launched the first ever handicapped accessible playground. Jill was a 2006 graduate of Boone High School, where with determination she walked across the stage to receive her diploma. She also attended and graduated from DMACC in Boone, where Jill earned her Associates in Science Degree. She loved Facebook, collecting recipes and planning meals for special occasions with family. Jill also enjoyed biking, camping with family and friends, going to and having parties, playing cards or games, concerts or just going to the park. One of the happiest days of Jill’s life was when her beautiful niece, Emersyn was born. Jill was employed as a receptionist with the Madrid Home, where she greeted everyone with a smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her parents, Patrick and Krista Sheehan of Madrid; brother, Brandon Sheehan and his wife, Dawnae of Madrid; maternal grandmother, Myrna Harmon of Slater; paternal grandmother, Anita Sheehan of Boone; niece, Emersyn Sheehan; and a host of many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Jill was preceded into eternal life by her maternal grandfather, Darrell Harmon; paternal grandfather, Maurice Sheehan; one aunt, Roxann Harmon; one uncle, Daryl Nickell; and one cousin, Derek Harmon.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church. The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to: The Jill Sheehan Memorial Fund.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ SUNDBERG~KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel 202 S. Market Street Madrid, IA 50156 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com