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Welcome to the memorial page for

Dorothy Ann (Sheridan) Terhune

September 20, 1926 ~ May 3, 2016 (age 89)

Dorothy A. Terhune (nee Sheridan) passed peacefully, entering her eternal home on Tuesday May 3, 2016.  She was born in Waukon Iowa on September 20, 1926 the daughter of Arthur and Cecilia Sheridan.  She graduated high school from St. Patrick’s Catholic school and followed her sister to Marquette University for her BA and then on to University of Michigan for her Masters.  She met and married the love of her life, her rock of Gibraltar, John E. Terhune and they have enjoyed over 52 years together.  Faith and family were central to her life, along with a strong work ethic and keen sense of humor.  She enjoyed working at GRCC for over 48 years as a reference librarian.  Active in sports in her younger years, she could outdrive many men on the golf course and loved a game of tennis or bowling. Fiercely loyal to family and friends, she was proud of the accomplishments of those she loved, especially her mother and father.  Surviving, in addition to John E. Terhune are nieces and nephews: Patrick (Amy) Cunningham, Cecilia Cunningham, Arthur (Judy) Sheridan, Roxanne (William) Riordan, Shawn (Susan) Sheridan, Michael (Lindy) Sheridan, Jeffrey (Melissa) Sheridan, Robert Terhune, Sandra (John) Randolph and dozens of their children.  The family would like to thank Marywood Health Center and Hospice of Michigan staff for their loving care of Dorothy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Mary Eleanor and Robert C. Cunningham, her brother Arthur Lee Sheridan, and her beloved Scottish Terrier, Sir Arthur.  
The family will receive friends at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday May 6th with a Rosary service starting at 7:45pm.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday with visitation available one hour prior at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church at 6711 Ada Drive SE, Ada, with Father Len Sudlik officiating.  Interment will be in Waukon Iowa.  In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to the Terhune-Sheridan Endowed Scholarship at Aquinas College.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Terhune-Sheridan Endowed Scholarship at Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Rd. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2016

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Rosary
Friday
May 6, 2016

7:45 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Visitation
Saturday
May 7, 2016

9:30 PM to 10:30 PM
St. Robert of Newminster Parish
6477 Ada Dr. S.E.
Ada, MI 49301

Funeral Mass
Saturday
May 7, 2016

10:30 PM
St. Robert of Newminster Parish
6477 Ada Dr. S.E.
Ada, MI 49301


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