Thomas Allen Sheridan (1947-2018)

Thomas Allen Sheridan, 70, of McPherson, Kan., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Harry Hynes Hospice Center at Via Christi-St. Francis RMC, Wichita.

He was a Senior Chief Petty Officer (retired 1994) in the United States Navy and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also an electrician at Board of Public Utilities and Johns Manville.
Tom was born on March 24, 1947, in Ellsworth, Kan., the son of Allen H. “Skeet” and Marcella B. (Lipski) Sheridan. He graduated from Bushton Rural High School in 1965. On Oct. 23, 1965, Tom was united in marriage to Agnes M. Hickel at the Holy Name Catholic Church near Bushton, Kan.
Tom was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Post 2715, and American Legion Post 24.  
Survivors include: wife, Agnes of the home; son, Frederick Sheridan and wife, Ashley, and granddaughter, Hanna Grace, of Lehigh, Kan.; sisters, Theresa McKinney of Salina, Kan., Donella Zink of Claflin, Kan., and Nancy Schwartz and husband, John, of Moundridge, Kan.; aunt, Eleanor Bach of Manhattan, Kan.; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers-in-law, John McKinney and Terry Zink.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m.  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Hien Nguyen officiating. A graveside service with Military Honors will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Carneiro Cemetery in Carneiro, Kan.    
Memorial donations may be given to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or V.F.W. Post 2715, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, Kan. 67460.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at


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