Sharon S. Chalkey, 83, of Streator passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2023, surrounded in love by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 16th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Wednesday, March 15th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. The rosary will be recited at 7:45 P.M. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
Born October 14, 1939 in Pontiac, Sharon was the daughter of Bernard and Daisy Woods. She married James Chalkey on May 10, 1958 at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Chalkey of Streator; children, Lori (Gene) Cornelius of Bourbonnais, James Chalkey of Streator, Tina (Jeff) Baggett of El Paso, Becky Chalkey, Kim (Dr. Robert) Harms, Jennifer (Troy) Harcar all of Streator, Sheri (James) Keith of Gurnee and Dean (Catina) Chalkey of Streator; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Carol (Burke) Miller of Lincoln, Bonnie (David) Baxter and Gail (Stan) Weiner, both of Tucson, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Kenneth (Dee) Woods, Gary Woods, Donny (Cynthia) Woods & Danny Woods, all of Tucson, Arizona.
Born and raised in Pontiac, she attended St. Mary’s Grade School, and graduated from St. Paul’s High School. Sharon was a homemaker her entire life with complete dedication to her family. Her beloved husband and children were her everything.
Sharon was a woman of deep faith and a heart of gold. With the help of her husband, she passed these same Christian values to her children. She had a simple note written on the fridge, “mustard seed,” which was her little reminder to everyone that with faith only the size of a mustard seed, nothing is impossible.
When she was told of someone’s hardships, whether family or stranger, she would take the weight of their burden upon herself. With tears in her eyes, she would immediately pray for their comfort.
Her home was open to everyone, all felt welcomed through her warmth, it was the gathering spot for all occasions. A typical day would include visits from extended family and friends, it was a rare occurrence to witness an empty living room.
Sharon ended every visit and conversation with “God be with you.” We are all comforted knowing that God is with her today and until that day we are reunited.
Memorials may be directed to St. Michael the Archangel Church.
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