2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Genene Sheridan with Principal Sue Greis.
Each year we
recognize someone who has made significant contributions to St. Henry
School. This year we would like to
recognize someone who was both an employee and volunteer. I am sure you recognize her name, Genene
Mrs. Sheridan is so well known
around here that I often wonder if we should call this parish St. Genene
instead of St. Henry. Many years ago,
Mrs. Sheridan began her time here as a volunteer in the school office. She did such an awesome job that Mr. Gessner
hired her on full time as the school secretary.
Over 33 years, not only did she
manage the office, but she also took on much more than that. Genene could often be found scrubbing and
polishing the cafeteria floors. She took
care of renting the hall to people, and then cleaned up after them.
As the years went on, Genene could be found
working the summer festival, taking care of beer carts at Xavier University
basketball games, helping with bingos, working the door at the annual
basketball tournaments and of course playing a vital role in our annual school
fundraiser. Anytime there was a chance
to raise money for our school or make the school the better, Genene was
there. I am sure many of you remember
Genene standing outside in the mornings to greet the children in the car line. And how many of you can name the various
costumes she wore while doing so. She
didn’t have to be that involved. She
could have worked 8 hours in the school office and then go home. Instead, Genene would arrived at work at 5:30
in the morning and often stay until 5 p.m.
She put her heart into everything she did. She wanted things to be done right. Mr. Sheridan told me that he couldn’t get her
to come home. He said that the kids of
the school were her life and the love she had for the school was what made her
work so hard.
Genene missed very few
days of work. Her dedication and loyalty
to the school are very difficult to match.
Genene knew everything there was to know about St. Henry School. She is one of the hardest workers that I have
ever met. If I listed everything she has
ever done for St. Henry School, we would be here well past the next mass. So instead, I will just say thank you to this
hard working, fun loving lady who is likely St. Henry School’s number one fan. There is nobody I can think of that deserves
this award more than you, Genene. So at
this time I would like to present the 2016 St. Henry School Hall of Fame award
to Mrs. Genene Sheridan.
St. Henry School Catholic Alumni Hall of Fame Members:
1995-Martha Schmeing, Paul Ritter, Urban Lageman
1999-Joe and Vera Lonnemann, Bob and Lorraine Hilgefort
2000-Jim Cahill, Jack Scheben
2001-Crystal Fedders, Rev. William Neuhaus
2002-Howard Nienaber, Stan Rolf
2003-Gil Eisenmenger, Ralph Maley, Ken Gough
2004-Rose and Vince Kreinbrink
2005-Mike Arthur, Marcella Herzog
2006-Charlotte Flynn, Sue McGuire, Edna Riehemann
2007-William Eilers, Betty Dietz
2008-Greg Dixon, Margaret Wood
2009-Carolyn Scheben, Maureen Kaiser
2010-Dave Otte, Bob Hahnel
2011-Barry Mauntel, Tim and Kay Bernert
2012-Bob and Cindy Lageman
2013-Jeannie Bodde, Laura Ryan
2015-Mary Kay Kriege