Peterson Funeral Chapel







Melissa Ann Smith-Sheridan, 52, of Aurora, sadly left for her next journey on November 29, 2022. She was born in Litchfield, IL on December 24, 1969. The perfect Christmas present to Gary Smith and Janice Henson.

Melissa was a courageous mother to Jannea Turley, Wesley Sheridan and Amber Lelys. She was a loving wife of 27 years to Paul Sheridan. Melissa was the youngest and only girl of four siblings. She moved to Missouri in 2007 and has been here in Aurora ever since. Her love for native culture and horses was displayed in awe and happiness. Simple luxuries and family made her place in the world her own. She was always trying new endeavors and staying optimistic, a staple in her personality.

Melissa is survived by her mother Janice and step father Dean; Husband, Paul Sheridan; two daughters, Jane Turley and Amber Lelys; one son, Wesley Sheridan; three brothers, Mike (Teresa) Smith, Steve Smith and Rick (CJ) Smith; several nieces, nephews and one great niece.

She was preceded in death by her father Gary; father and mother in law.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Peterson Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to service time.