Sherry Hall made baby hats, scarves and rosaries


Sherry Lou Maloney Hall was born on January 25, 1939, in Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Jesse and Lucille (Billeadoux) Gearhart. She was a 1956 graduate of Beloit Catholic High School. Sherry married John Maloney on September 10, 1960 in the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Beloit, WI. He predeceased her on January 23, 2003. She later married Leo Hall on May 3, 2008 in St. Peter Catholic Church, South Beloit, IL.

Sherry passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 17, 2023, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Sherry started her working career at her parent’s store, Gearhart Appliance & TV. She and John later became owners and operators of the Top of Town Bar. She retired from Personalized Accounting.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Sherry enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and feeding the birds in her backyard. She made baby hats for the hospital, scarves for her grandchildren, and also made rosaries.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Hall; children, Terri (Doug) White and Jim (Kelly) Maloney; grandchildren, Eric (Andrea) Maloney, Kristin White, Sean Maloney, Andrew (Alexa Larson) Maloney, Joshua Maloney, and Brendan (Hailee Casey) Maloney; great grandchildren, Nora, Evan, Oliver, and Mairead Maloney; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bach; step children, Barb (Den) Reser, Karen (Pat Rupp) Hall, and John (Melinda) Hall; many step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends; and her faithful dogs, Cutter and Vegas.

She was predeceased by her parents; infant son, Michael Patrick; brothers, Don Gearhart and Ken Gearhart; and sister, Margaret Smiley.

The family would also like to thank Nana Siaw, her caregiver, for the tender and attentive care she gave their mom.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Sherry will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2023 in

St. Peter Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL, with Fr. Jim Canova officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI followed by a visitation of remembrance from 3 to 5 p.m. There will also be a visitation from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Monday in the church.

A memorial in her name will be established at a later date.

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