Ronnie Lee Sheehy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ronnie Lee Sheehy, 71, of Athens, Texas, passed away on Jan. 27, 2014, in Palestine, Texas.

Ron was born in rural Vernon County, Mo., to Rex and Betty Sheehy on June 12, 1942. He went to high school in Richards, Mo., and graduated in 1959. He was a long time employee of AT&T and was involved in the Elks Lodge 564 and the fraternal order of Eagles of Nevada, Mo. Ron was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing of all kinds.

Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Judy; father, Thomas Rex Sheehy; and brother, Connie R. Sheehy. Ron is survived by his current wife, Linda, of the home; mother, Betty Sue Sheehy, of Nevada; daughter, Jo Ermel, of Uniontown, Kan.; son, Dallas Masoner, of Chanute, Kan.; daughter, Valarie Jorgen; sons, Kevin and Scott; nieces, Karen Lowery, Canon Country, Calif., and Kris Renfro, of Archie, Mo.; and nephew, Kenney Sheehy, of Independence, Mo. He had 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Perky officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the service.

The family suggest memorial donations to The American Heart Association or the Elks Lodge BPOE 564 Charities in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Ron Sheehy was a big man with an even bigger heart and will be truly missed by us all.

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