January 2, 1947 - November 8, 2021
Sharon L. Blades, age 74, of Energy, IL, former longtime resident of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully with her family near, at 8:38 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, at her home. She was born on Thursday, January 2, 1947, in Marion, the daughter of Bennie and Virginia (Emery) Moake. Sharon attended school in Marion, and was a graduate of Marion High School. She was united in marriage to Kenny Blades on Saturday, July 24, 1982, in Marion, and together they shared over 19 years of marriage until his death on Monday, July 15, 2002. Her working career was with Laidlaw Transportation Bus Company of Marion, as their Assistant Manager. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and loved to volunteer where needed especially with the Williamson County Program on Ageing and managed the Meals on Wheels Program for several years. She loved her family and was always interested in all of their many activities, especially those of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The memories created will now be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jacque N. and Jason Billingsley of Herrin, IL; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Julie Litton of Fort McCoy, FL; five grandchildren, Broc Litton and wife, Presley of Jacksonville, FL, Justa Taylor and husband, Chip of Bryceville, FL, David Gamble and wife, Megan of Herrin, Alexia Rolape of Anna, IL, and Rustin Gamble of Benton, KY; six great grandchildren, Mackenzie Taylor, Owen Taylor, Madison Gamble, Sadie Gamble, Levi Gamble and Layne Gamble; three sisters, Brenda Moake, Cindi Mapps and Kathy Frey all of Marion; two brothers, Gary Powell and wife, Karen Jeff Moake and wife, Toni all of Marion; step father, Jack Whitehead of Marion, other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Roger Newlin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 North Court Street, Marion, IL. The visitation will be on Tuesday, November 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, with Rev. Bob Swayze presiding. Interment will follow next to her husband in the Rose Hill Cemetery of Marion. Due to the executive order by the Governor of Illinois, those attending the visitation and funeral service inside, must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. The family requests for those who prefer, memorial contributions be given to “Hospice of Southern Illinois.” Memorial contributions may be mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL, 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Sharon L. Blades, age 74, of Energy, IL, former longtime resident of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully with her family near, at 8:38 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, at her home. She was born on Thursday, January 2, 1947, in Marion, the daughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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