Ginny Sharer

COAL CITY – Ginny Sharer, 66, of Coal City and formerly of Morris and Dwight, passed away suddenly Monday, April 25, 2016 at Morris Hospital.
Born February 17, 1950 in Queens, New York, Ginny was the daughter of Louis Edward and Margaret Constance Scuderi-Hance. She was raised and educated in New York, and graduated from St. Catherine of Sienna in Jamaica, New York.
On February 4, 1978, Ginny married Raymond Frank Sharer in Saratoga Springs, New York. She and her husband established, owned and operated Whistle Stop Cafe of Morris and Diamond in 2004, which is currently owned and operated by her daughter and son- in-law.
Ginny attended Coal City United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Women of the Moose Club, where she was a former Senior Regent and belonged to the College of Regents.
She enjoyed crafts and painting, and found great joy in baking and candy-making. Her family, children and grandchildren were the true joy of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond; seven children: Stacy (Luis) Morales of Dwight; Tiffany LaRouech (Greg Kelleher), and Angie Brandt, Coal City; Angela Sharer of Redmond, California; Lindsey (Nick) Yunker of Diamond; Jennifer (Scott) Smith of Aliso Viejo, California; and Laura Sharer (Cruz Velasco) of Coal City.
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Tasha (Rae) and Brittany (Alex) Nash; Tony (Loreli), Desarae and Isabel Morales; Alexandra and Joel Kelleher; Alicia LaRouech; Gracie and Cody Brandt; Jack Steinhouse; Morgan Smith; Zoe Taylor; and Dominic Velasco.
Five great-grandchildren: Victorya, Dante, CeAnna, Zavien and Joseph; one sister, Margaret Hance of Saratoga, New York; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kristie LaRouech; two brothers, Louis and Charles Hance; and one sister, Donna Benson.
A 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, April 28, was preceded by visitation and video tribute at the Coal City United Methodist Church. Rev. Brad Shumaker officiated at the service.
Serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers: Luis and Tony Morales, Greg and Joel Kelleher, Nick Yunker, Cruz Velasco and Timothy Hurley.
Cremation rites were accorded following the service, and inurnment was at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 29, in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ginny’s memory to the Coal City Food Pantry.
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Arrangements were under the direction of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.