Sheila Anne Mehigan, Ed.D.

February 11, 1942 - January 31, 2020
Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church
700 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
312.648.1021 | Map
Thursday 2/6, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church
700 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
312.648.1021 | Map
Thursday 2/6, 10:30 am
Funeral Mass
Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Sheila’s spirit with a donation to:

Marquette University College of Education

Advancement Office

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI, 53201



Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

700 W. Adams St.

Chicago, IL, 60661



Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

11500 Theresa Dr.

Lemont, IL, 60439


Sheila Anne Mehigan, Ed.D., age 77, of Wilmette, IL, formerly of San Diego, CA, and Milwaukee, WI, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020, from metastatic ovarian cancer. Sheila was known for her passion for children and teaching, for her big heart, generous spirit, delicious cooking, and fun parties. She was a lover of artContinue Reading

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Gail Harriss left a message on April 16, 2021:
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Sheila, yet I remember her with great joy for the many memories I have of her. She was a teacher for both of my children, Adam and Alexa, at Jerabek Elementary School in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego. Sheila was also a colleague while I was working at Jerabek. She was a bright and creative lady who was quick with a quip and made learning fun for the kids. I also grew up in Chicago, so we had that in common. Many of her students have great memories of her presence in their lives. Condolences to her family.
Alexa LeMoine left a message on April 16, 2021:
Condolences to Dr. Mehigan’s family. I knew her as my 5/6th grade teacher for two years in the late 80s. Ms. Mehigan (as she was known then) was a teacher with creativity, determination, and a witty sense of humor. We acted in a Shakespearean play, gave detailed oral presentations, and one of the highlights of the year is we would dress up for Colonial Day where she would yell at the students and wrap our table and slate with a ruler. She used to joke “if I did that, I’ll be teaching in San Yasidro!” (By the Mexican border) She also valued her family and we heard many stories from her. So much so, once we pulled our our lesson books, a classmate asked, “Ms. Mehigan, how’s your sister?” ...20 minutes later, and we closed our lesson books without having read a thing. But, we heard heard lengthy stories about her sister! Ms. Mehigan will be missed.
Betty Kasdorf left a message on February 6, 2020:
Dear Sheila, I remember all the great times we've had during our 70 years of friendship. We went all through ST. Robert's and Dominican High together. One memory that really stands out was our infamous trip to Washington DC after high school graduation. What a blast! You were always there for me. So here's to the great memories. Rest in peace dear friend. Love, Betty
Edward Fink left a message on February 4, 2020:
Prayers for Sheila and her family. As more of our classmates learn of her passing, I'm sure they will join me in offering sympathy and prayers.Ed Fink Dominican High School (Class of 1960 - We were the first).
Fran Keelan left a message on February 4, 2020:
My prayers are with Katie Leonard and her family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Rebecca Johnson left a message on February 3, 2020:
Sheila was an ADK sister and so much fun. I did enjoy her bigger than life personality.
Debra Meyer left a message on February 3, 2020:
Sheila was my colleague and friend at Elmhurst College. I will always remember her wonderful laugh and quick wit. She loved learning and teaching. But most of all she loved her family and friends - travel, art, and music. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind.
shirley roper left a message on February 2, 2020:
To all Sheila's family and multitude of other good friends, I will cherish all the grand memories of our close friendship. She was always the in the middle of things in life as a strong, intelligent, loving, and quite the hilarious individual who loved to laugh but who also understood the seriousness of life and faith. God speed, dear friend!
Nancy Iovinelli left a message on February 2, 2020:
I was lucky to work with Dr. Mehigan at Elmhurst College. We became friends as she shared an office with Professor Kaminski. She was a wonderful teacher and friend. She will be missed. Prayers to all of you. She loved you all dearly.
Terry Jelinski left a message on February 2, 2020:
Our dear Sheila will be remembered for her sharp wit and humor! Her love for life centered around teaching children ! She enjoyed everything life had to offer ! Her family and friends were very important in her life! She was a good friend who will be missed and never forgotten!
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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