Sharon Kay Hale: days and nights filled with stories and laughter


Sharon Hale (1958-2022)

Sharon Kay Hale of Roscoe was born in Beloit, WI on August 17, 1958. She graduated from South Beloit High School in 1976. Shortly after high school, she worked at Beloit Shopko for 30 years. After her time at Shopko, she went on to work at OSF as a pharmacy technician for the next 13 years until she retired in August 2020. 

She passed away at OSF St. Anthony Hospital on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the age of 64.

Sharon loved being surrounded by family and friends. Most days during the summer were filled with family and friends that would join her by her pool, with the days and nights filled with stories and laughter. She also had a love for travel which included trips to Hawaii, Cancun, Florida, New York, Canada and many other places, too many to list.

Sharon is survived by Rick Hale, her loving husband of 46 years; her son, Adam (Natasha); grandson, Ethan; granddaughters, Madi and Ashlee; sisters, Kathy, Janet, Joyce (Joe), Debbie; sister-in-law, Linda; brother-in-law, Jerry; and many nieces and nephews. Sharon is predeceased by her mother, Mary Mattox; father, Charles Mattox; and brother, David.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 25, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073  with a short prayer service at noon. A celebration of life with a luncheon was held at the American Legion Hall in Rockton, IL.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at OSF, especially Dr. Ismael Shaukat and his team that showed so much compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the OSF Cancer Center in Rockford, Illinois.

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