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Sharon Hart

August 3, 1942 — January 16, 2023

Wilmington

Sharon Hart

Age 80 of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.

Born August 3, 1942 on Jefferson Barracks Military Base in Missouri, Sharon Marie was a daughter of Robert G. and Arielle (Roberts) Miller. She was raised and educated in Missouri and graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. On Valentine’s Day of 1962, Sharon met Patrick Hart whom she went on to marry June 16, 1962 in Arnold. Together they made a home and raised a family.

One whose life was centered on family and faith, Sharon was always involved in church. Throughout the years she was active with First Baptist Church in Downers Grove, Illinois, Grace Baptist Church in Lombard. Illinois, and most recently Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington. For many years, Sharon and Patrick wintered in Florida, spending more than the past decade in Arcadia, where she also assisted as a secretary at Riverside Church. In addition, Sharon participated in AWANA for many years as a coach and leader, and assisted as a cookie coordinator.

Sharon had a deep love of reading, and took great pleasure in traveling. She created many memories throughout the entire United States, and particularly enjoyed visiting out west. Colorado was a favorite destination, as was Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.  This was in line with her appreciation of the outdoors and love of hiking and biking.

Gone from our sight, Sharon leaves behind a collection of special memories, as well as a legacy of being a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who cherished her family.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Patrick; two sons and daughters-in-law: Patrick Mark and Janet Hart of Kernersville, North Carolina and Michael Robert and Deborah Hart of Gurnee, Illinois; four grandchildren: Glenn Hart and Nicole (Cory) East, both of North Carolina and Bonnilyn Hart and Nathan Hart, both of Gurnee, Illinois, and two great grandchildren: Levi and Olevia East.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Island City Baptist Church, 120 Vine Street in Wilmington, Illinois on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Jeff Logsdon will officiate.

A private family inurnment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, where Sharon will be laid to rest in the columbarium.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Sharon's memory to Island City Baptist Church, 120 Vine Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Sharon’s memorial page online.

Cremation services and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)   

To send flowers to the family in memory of Sharon Hart, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Sunday, February 5, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Island City Baptist Church

120 Vine St, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Memorial Service

Sunday, February 5, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Island City Baptist Church

120 Vine St, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Burial

Private Service

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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