Margaret Ann (Peggy) Sheehan
Peggy A. Sheehan, full of light & love of life, passed away on Friday evening, January 23, 2015, surrounded by family.
Peggy was born November 12, 1932 to Margaret (Barrett) and Edwin Bomar. She was the sole survivor of 9 children who grew up on the “Irish Hill” in the West Bottoms and later moved to Eastwood Hills. Peggy attended Sacred Heart grade school and Hogan High School.
Peggy married LeRoy E. Sheehan, jr. on May 7, 1955 and spent the next several years as a stay-at-home mom; school volunteer; Girl Scout leader; home decorator; and an avid Chiefs’ fan. She later began working retail part-time at Hall’s on the Plaza before returning to work for the Federal Government in Marine Corps Finance and the Department of Agriculture.
Upon “retirement”, Peggy embarked on her “love of the Irish” by opening Sheehan’s Irish Imports in 1985. There she drew upon her creative skills of design, marketing and love of people to succeed in business for the next 25 years. Peggy officially retired in 2010 with her beloved puppy, Grainne.
Peggy was a founding member of the Daughters of Erin, LAOH; served on the board of the Irish Museum; and was an officer for the North American Celtic Buyers Association. She was honored by the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee as Flag Bearer in 2003; Parade Grand Marshal in 2004; and was inducted into the Order of St. Patrick.
Peggy leaves her three daughters Katy Sheehan Morris (John), Molly Sheehan Corkill (Paul), and Maggie Sheehan; grandchildren Kevin, Clare and Danny Morris and Sam Corkill; her dear cousin, Bernie Flynn, in Co. Waterford, Ireland; as well as numerous extended family.
Special thanks to Continua Hospice and the staff at Cypress Springs for all of their loving care and compassion. Thanks also to Fr. Paddy Power and Bishop Raymond Boland.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial which will begin at 10:30 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Road in Roeland Park, KS. Internment to follow at Calvary Cemetary, Kansas City, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peggy’s name to Little Sisters of the Poor, Kansas City Irish Center, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.
Slan leat, Peggy, agus Dia dhuit.