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Sharleen (Perona) Smith

July 14, 1933 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 85)

Sharleen Ann Smith

Age 85 of Coal City, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the home of her son in Woodstock, Georgia.

Born July 14, 1933 in Joliet, Illinois, Sharleen Ann was a daughter of Thomas and Marie (Knowles) Perona. She was raised in Joliet before moving to Coal City.

On September 26, 1953, Shar married Jim Smith in Joliet and together they made their home and raised their family in Coal City. She worked for the family business, Jim Smith Chevrolet-Oldsmobile and later as a bookkeeper for Talty Chevy-Buick-Cadillac. Shar was a devoted Catholic and member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City, and belonged to the National Automobile Dealers Association. In her free time, Shar enjoyed playing Bridge.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sylvia Smith of Woodstock, Georgia; grandchildren: Kortnye Oster of Coal City, Desirae (Trevor) Lester of Kennesaw, Georgia, Darcie (Ben) Chabot of Woodstock, Georgia and Desiree Patterson of Blue Ridge, Georgia; great grandchildren: Noah Michael, Natalie Kaye, Nora Marie, Paisley Grace, Wren Renee and Rose Miette.

Shar was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; son Michael (March 9, 2018), and one brother, Ken Perona.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday, January 3, 2019 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, January 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 215 S. Kankakee Street in Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Robert Noesen presiding.

Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery and pallbearers will be: Dave Schmidt, Dave Coronelli, Trevor Lester, Ben Chabot, Tom Perona and Rob Perona.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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