Mary Sheridan “Sherrie” Auth | Obituaries

BLOOMINGTON – Mary Sheridan “Sherrie” Auth, 76, died on November 13 at the Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Normal.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, under the direction of Rev. Dustin Schultz. The burial takes place in the Evergreen Memorial Mausoleum. The tour is on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home in Bloomington.

Instead of flowers, monuments can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

She was born on March 30, 1945 to Arthur and Madeline (Hill) Henderson in Pittsburgh, PA. She married Joseph A. Auth on September 3, 1966. He survives in Bloomington

Also surviving are a son Timothy (Racheal Chiolero), Bloomington; Daughters: Sheridan (Jon) Denfeld, Mt. Vernon, NY and Julianne (Bill) Manley of Ottawa, IL; Grandchildren: Delaney Auth, Bloomington, Brennan Auth, Chicago, IL, Marley Reynoso, New York, NY, JP, and Hunter Denfeld, Mt. Vernon, NY; Brother William (Judi) Henderson; and Sister Margaret Kinder, both from Pittsburgh, PA; Sister-in-law Frances Henderson, Pittsburgh, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents and brother Thomas A. Henderson preceded her in death.

Sherrie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School in 1963 and attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. After Sherrie and Joe got married, they lived on Guam, where Joe was stationed in the Navy, and moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 1968 for a new Navy assignment. Joe and Sherrie then moved their family to Bloomington in November 1970. Sherrie was a housewife while raising her children. She was very active in Epiphany Catholic Church and elementary school. She served on the parish council and was a CCD teacher at Epiphany for many years. She volunteered much of her time with community organizations like Birthright, Campfire Girls, and Cub Scouts.

After her children’s school days, she worked at Bergner’s Department Store and later began a 16-year career with State Farm in investment accounting, which retired in 2002. She was also very interested in politics. She was a member of the McLean County Democrats and ran for the position of county treasurer in 2002 and 2004.

Sherrie loved gardening, cooking, sewing, and was a voracious reader. After their retirement, Sherrie and Joe traveled extensively in Europe and many places in the United States.

She loved her family very much and was very proud of them all.

Her family would like to thank the nurses, carers, and all of Sugar Creek’s staff for their loving and compassionate care during Sherrie’s four and a half year residency.

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