Sharon Hart

WILMINGTON—Sharon Hart, 80, of Wilmington, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Born Aug. 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, MO. On Valentine’s Day of 1962, Sharon met Patrick Hart who 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 active in church, throughout the years having been active with First Baptist Church in Downers Grove, IL; Grace Baptist Church in Lombard, IL 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 was active with AWANA for many years as a coach and leader and assisted as a cookie coordinator.
Sharon had a deep love of reading, took great pleasure in traveling, and created many memories throughout the entire United States, particularly enjoying to visit the 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 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, NC and Michael Robert and Deborah Hart, of Gurnee, IL; four grandchildren: Glenn Hart and Nicole (Cory) East, both of North Carolina and Bonnilyn Hart and Nathan Hart, both of Gurnee 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 St. in Wilmington on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. Pastor Jeff Logsdon will officiate.
A private family inurnment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Sharon will be laid to rest in the columbarium.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto 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.