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Sharon Ann Berry


Canton – Sharon Ann Berry, 72, of Canton, IL, passed away at 9:15 AM on Friday, August 3, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones at her home.


Sharon was born on June 29, 1946 to Russell and Katherine (Skender) Hedden.  Both of them preceded her in death.  She married John A. Berry on October 13, 1962.  She and John raised three children- Sondra (David) Gould of Anna, IL, John Robert “Bob” (Marsha) of Canton, and Valerie (Eric) Harms of Oak Forest, IL.  She was the proud “Mimi” of eight grandchildren, Tom, Sean, and Erin Gould; Lauren, Joel, and Emmaline Berry; and Isabelle and Bethany Harms.  She had one great-grandson, Adam Gould.  Sharon is also survived by one sister, Janet Hedden, her niece, Kelly Hartford Mierkowski, and childhood friend, Reba Mooney.   


Sharon graduated from Canton High School and attended Spoon River College.  She spent her life raising her children, and she provided a happy and loving home for all who entered.  She later worked for School District 66 as a reading and teacher’s aide from which she retired in 2005.  A devoted and strong Christian, Sharon attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton.  


Sharon was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends.  She was a lifetime member of the Croatian Fraternal Lodge.


Funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Burial will follow at Wrights Cemetery in Rural Lewistown, IL. A visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Harbor Light Hospice. To view Sharon’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Jim and Maggie McGroarty

    Reply August 3, 2018 8:44 pm

    Deepest condolences for the loss of Sharon, wife, mom, grandma, great grandma and friend. Jim and I have many fond memories of Sharon that we will always treasure. We will be thinking of all of you and hope you find strength and comfort in sharing your memories in the days ahead. Sending our love, hugs and prayers to all of you.

  • Glenn Harms

    Reply August 4, 2018 5:31 pm

    Deepest condolences to John and all our prayers will be with you always Sincerely Glenn and Kathy

  • Glenn and Kathy Harms

    Reply August 4, 2018 5:36 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Janet and his entire family Sharon will always be in our prayers sincerely Glenn and Kathy Harms

  • Elizabeth Haines

    Reply August 5, 2018 7:52 pm

    My most sincere sympathy and condolences to the family of Sharon Berry. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  • Ronald Short

    Reply August 5, 2018 8:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you? Our prayers are for you. Ron and Madelyn Short

  • Sickles Family

    Reply August 6, 2018 11:05 am

    Our deepest sympathy – Praying that God surrounds you with His loving kindness,
    comfort and love.

    Garry and Diane

  • Lori Wages

    Reply August 6, 2018 1:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Sharon being my Reading Aide at Lincoln Elementary School. She was always so nice and caring to everyone. Your family is in my thoughts.
    Lori Wages

  • Kathy Williams

    Reply August 15, 2018 4:46 pm

    I am truly sorry for your loss of Sharon Berry. Sharon and I worked together at Lincoln School as fellow reading aides. She was the sweetest, kindest lady and a hard worker. She was so much fun working with. We also had some great heart to heart talks on the phone quite frequently. She and I were similar as I too, love being with my family most of all and am a devoted Christian. She will be missed by so many! All of her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy Williams

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