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Obituary for Joan Sheen Cunningham

Joan Sheen Cunningham, age 95, of Peoria, niece of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Lutheran Hillside Village.

Joan was born on June 25, 1927, in Peoria, a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Fury) Sheen. She married Jerry Cunningham and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1993 in Yonkers, NY.

She is survived by one daughter, Anne Cunningham of Somers, NY and two sons, Michael Cunningham of Eau Claire, WI and Paul Cunningham of Bronxville, NY, as well as three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Bob Sheen of St. Charles, IL, sister, Karen Sullivan of Greenwich, CT and sister-in-law, Dolores Sheen of Peoria.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Jerry and Fulton and four brothers, Joseph, John, Fulton and Tom Sheen and sister, Sue Zegers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Peoria, IL on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603, or St. Anthony Catholic Church.