5 MILE POINT - Elizabeth Anne Riley Sheridan, 66, a resident of 5 Mile Point, passed away at home on Friday, February 14, 2014.
She was born on September 5, 1947, in Louisville, Ky., and was raised in Pewee Valley, Ky., a daughter of the late, Jack Woodward and Betty (Geiger) Riley.
She graduated from Oldham County High School with the class of 1965.
On July 3, 1971 she was married to Edward Devoy Sheridan after a whirlwind romance.
She attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., receiving her bachelor's degree in history. She furthered her education at Nova University in Florida obtaining her master's degree in education. She started her career in education by first teaching in Martin County, Fla., and continued doing so for 20 years. She was honored to receive the State of Florida's social studies teacher of the year. While in Florida her daughter, Allison Hite Sheridan, was born in 1979.
She then moved to Winter, Wis., and became director of student support services at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wis. Then she went on to become middle school principal at Colby School District in Colby, Wis., to eventually retiring as superintendent of the Winter School District in Winter, Wis. In her retirement years she was a student teacher supervisor for the Norda Co.
In recent years she volunteered for the Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet and served on the board of the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Betty (Geiger) Riley.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Sheridan of Winter, Wis.; and daughter, Allison Hite Sheridan of Ames, Iowa; three brothers, Thomas (Vera) Riley of Kentucky, John (Cheryl) Riley of Kentucky and Robert Riley of Indiana; a sister, Mary (Doug) Davy of California; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.
Funeral services will be held in St. James Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley, Ky., on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10 a.m.
The family will hold a celebration of life on March 1, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Home of Edward and Elizabeth, W6736 Old Hwy 70, Winter, Wisconsin.
Burial will be in the Pewee Valley Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com.
Memorials can be made in her honor to: National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation, 1901 W. Ridge St. Suite 9, Marquette, MI 49855 www.nplsf.org