John Bernard Sheedy

August 20, 1947 - June 3, 2019

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Friday, June 7, 2019 11:00 AM St Mary Church


Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

John B. Sheedy ("Johnny"), 71, of Urbana, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Vancrest of Urbana.

He was born on August 20, 1947, in Urbana, Ohio, the younger (by 3 minutes!) twin of Kathryn "Kitzy" Randall. The lively pair were the offspring of the late John S. Sheedy and Mary C. (Harrigan) Sheedy. Johnny was a graduate of Urbana High School, class of 1965.

Johnny was a lifetime parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1727, as well as a Fourth Degree Knight of the Monsignor Buckley Assembly #822.

Johnny had worked in the grocery business for countless years, beginning at the age of 14 at Mott's Grocery. He was manager for 10 years at BJ's Drive-Thru but was most recently employed at Tree's Drive-Thru.

Johnny is survived by his sister, Kitzy Randall; brother-in-law, Ronald (Melanie) Deere; niece, Kara Stephens; nephews, Brendan (Angi) Deere, John (Beth) Deere, and Courtney (Tricia) Deere; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; The Roger Deere Family, and special caregiver, Sandi Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Deere; brother-in-law, Robert "Bob" Randall; niece, Stephanie Deere; and great-nephew, Blake Deere.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. At 6:45 there will be a presentation of the sword and chalice by the Monsignor Buckley Assembly.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, June 7, 2019 in St. Mary Church with Father Greg Konerman, celebrant, and Father Ryan Ruiz and Father Matt Lee, concelebrants.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, St Mary Church, 231 Washington Ave., Urbana, OH 43078, or Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Roger,Debbie, Jessica, Justin and Abby Deere - Jun 4, 2019
To Kitzy and Family Johnny was loved by all of us and we will truly miss him God had other plans for him and we are truly grateful for having spent the time we had with him here on earth He is now with all of our loves ones looking down upon us everyday with a smile and with no more suffering or pain May God bless all of you
Sandralfar - Jun 4, 2019
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful promises in the bible, please visit jw.org.
Sandy Jacks Harris - Jun 4, 2019
So sorry to hear of Johnny passing. Know he is now at peace. Another great friend from St Mary’s. Remember all of our great times. Especially the dances. May you dance in Heaven. Condolences to Kitzy and family.
Anna Garvey - Jun 4, 2019
John was such a sweetheart and had a heart of gold...Gonna miss him ..My condolences to his sister...
Jan Shutway - Jun 4, 2019
Sorry for your loss.

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