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“My heart goes out to the whole gleason family..Britney and Nick you will always be in my thoughts and prayers ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Greg Prewett - GA

“To the family of Sherri, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I pray God will send a peace over you to know she is in a bettet place....Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Glenis White Scogin - Atlanta, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. To loss a love one so young is very sad and hard to understand. Surely there is an answer but it is...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Artemus Pulford "Skip" - IL

“To Sherri's family. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be sadly missed. She fought the good fight, but God needed her for other things just as...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jody Ryckeghem - Sherrard, IL

“Chuck and Cat,My condolences.Sherri was soo onry and fun!I'll always remember going to her softball game with Cat in the old Cougar and the many...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Don Fulscher - Moline, IL

“Brittany and NIck, My heart goes out to you and I am so sorry for your loss. Know that your Mom loved you so much, but she was tired and sick and...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Robin Taylor - Huntington Beach, CA

“To Sherri's beautiful children, Brittany and Nicholas... and family, I am so sorry for your loss.. there really are no words to adequately express my...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Kristi Daniels - Rock Island, IL

“Sherri... I appreciate deeply the bravery you showed, as a woman, to face some really hard places in your life... especially the courage to face...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Kristi Daniels - Rock Island, IL

“Our thought and prayer are with you at the loss of your daughter and sister. Sherri fought a very tough battle with her cancer. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon (Close) and James Tolle - FL

“My heart goes out to your family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers ... Charles, we're all thinking of you at work. GOD BLESS !!! ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon Ritzheimer - St Louis, MO

“Chuck, I am so sorry to hear about Sherri. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Sherri will me greatly missed! Love you all! ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Byles

“Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will forever cherish the childhood memories we had. She was a great friend, I only...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy Turner Walker - Manchester, TN

“So very sorry for your loss I remember Sherri from school played softball against her. Sherri was a great person and she will ugly be miss bye all....Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Michele Finch Rutledge - Moline, IL

“We wish to extend our sympathy to all of Sherri's family. Charlie, the Class of '65 will offer prayers for Sheri and for all she loved. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Alleman Class of 1965 - Milan, IL

15 of 24 | Posted by: TOM CUNNINGHAM - MADISON, WI

“Our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord give you and your family strength through this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, ...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Mike & Jean DePauw - East Moline, IL

“Chuck, It is unbelievably painful to lose a loved one; and when that loved one is an offspring it is only multiplied many times over. The thoughts...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Maria Cecilia Olvera Diaz - WA

“I am very sorry to learn that your lovely daughter has left this earth. I know that she is in a place of perfect peace, love and happiness. May...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Fran Peirce Clem - Litchfield, CT

“Dear Chuck and family,So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time......Mary ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Naugle Bateman - Rock Island, IL

“What a sad time in your lives. Know that others are praying for you to have strength and courage to lean on Jesus at this time. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lori King - Columbus Junction, IA

“Dear Chuck and family-- I am so sorry for your loss. I hope for all of you as painless a transition as possible through this difficult time. ...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Becky Coussens Fitzgerald

“So sorry to hear about Sherri! Our hearts go out to you all, as well as prayers & thoughts. Sorry that I am not in IL this week. Ken will probably be...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Ken & Deb Pulford - MI - Cousin

“Pat and Chuck our thoughts and prayers go with you at this time (((hugs))) If you need anything give us a call... ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Tom and Shelley Close - IL

“Chuck and family, my prayers are with you at this time. May God help and keep you. So very sorry for your loss. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Barb Buranek-Lindahl - Moline, IL

Sherri Gleason Shea, age 46, of Rock Island, died with a smile on her face Sunday, July15, 2012 at St. Anthony's Nursing & Rehab, Rock Island after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Memorial Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial of cremains will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Sherri's wishes are for any memorials to go to a fund to be established in her name for her children at Deere Harvester Credit Union.

Sherri Lynn was born January 12, 1966 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Charles and Patricia (Kulig) Gleason, Sr. She married Steven William Shea on May 9, 1993 in Georgia. They later divorced and he preceded her in death in 2008. She was a graduate of Moline High School, Class of 1984, where she played softball and ran track. Sherri worked as a Long Distance Operator and later in Corporate Security for AT&T from 1986 to 2002. She worked as a Pay Station Cashier of the kitchen area for Hy-Vee, Rock Island, at the time of her passing. Gardening and yard work were activities that she enjoyed. She loved her children very much.

Children Brittany Shea
Nicholas Shea
Mother Pat Close Rock Island, IL
Father Chuck (Cathy) Gleason Sherrard, IL
Brothers Charles Gleason St. Louis, MO
Sean (Kelly) Gleason Phenix City, AL
Special Friends Lana Dillehay East Moline, IL
Ashley White Rock Island, IL
Tammy, Billy & Miranda Dawson
Grandparents Stanley & Thelma Kulig Rock Island, IL
Grandmother Betty Richardson Moline, IL

She was preceded in death by her husband; child, Christian Shea; grandparents, Evelyn Kleber, Lillian Gleason, and Grandpa Bobby Richardson.

The family wishes to send a special Thank You to Dr. Spector and Dr. Deutmeyer as well as the staff at Trinity and St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and especially her Hy-Vee family.

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