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Dr. John E. Sheen

August 24, 1925 October 28, 2007
Dr. John E. Sheen
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Mapleton- Dr. John E. Sheen, 82, of Mapleton, died at 3:39 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born August 24, 1925 in Peoria to Joseph F. and Anne Furry Sheen, he first married Mary Rose Ellen Woods on August 21, 1948, she died March 12, 1967 in Peoria. John then married Dolores Stapinski on April 27, 1968 in Gary, Indiana. She survives, along with 2 Sons: Michael Sheen of Tucson, Arizona, and Daniel (Jane) Sheen of Roanoke, Il., 5 Daughters: Peggy Simon of Scappoose, Oregon, Anne Gevas, Lynn (Kevin) McCaddon and Mary Sheen, all of Bartonville, and Laura (Kevin) Hiserote of Peoria. 3 Sisters: Joan Cunningham of Yonkers, N.Y., Sue (Bill) Zeger of Rozwell, G.A., and Karen (Pat) Sullivan of Greenwich, C.T. 3 Brothers: Robert Sheen of Rockford, Fulton J.(Virginia) Sheen of Carlsbad, C.A., and Tommy Sheen of Laguna Hills, C.A. 21 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by 1 Son: John E. Sheen jr., 1 Brother: Joseph F. Sheen jr., and his uncle, Most Reverend Bishop Fulton Sheen. He attended College Jean-de-Brebeuf Prep-School in Montreal, DePaul University, and received his M.D. from Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago. He did his residency at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. John worked first in general practice in Roanoke from 1954 to 1965. He then went into private practice as a Psychiatrist from 1967 to 1982. From there he served as Medical Director for the Human Service Center from 1982 to 2004. John was also on staff as a faculty member of The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. He was also on staff at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. John was a WWII Navy Veteran Pharmacist Mate, and served as medic with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bartonville, A.M.A., American Psychiatric Assn., Past Vice President of the Central Illinois Psychiatric Assn., served on Comprehensive Mental Health Board, Consulting member of Mental Health Assn., 4th Degree Knight of Columbus in Roanoke. A Funeral mass will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at his church, Rev. David Heinz officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, and 1 hour prior to the mass on Wednesday at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to his church, OSF St. Francis Children’s Hospital, or The Human Service Center. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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