Sharon Sue Giles, 69, of Paloma, Illinois passed away peacefully in her home on September 4, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Sharon was born on September 19, 1951 to Wayne and Elizabeth Cory Still of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. She attended Brown County schools, graduating in 1969. After graduation, Sharon enrolled in Blessing School of Nursing and earned her LPN degree in 1971. She began her nursing career that same year and retired in 2017 from Blessing Hospital after 45 ½ years of service.
Sharon married Frank Giles on April 26, 1975 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois; he survives. Together they had two children; a son, Todd (Heather) of Camp Point and a daughter, Traci Dieterle (Kevin) of Mt. Sterling. Other survivors include her twin grandchildren, Levi and Graci Giles, and a step-grandson, Collin Dieterle; her siblings Cynthia Wort, Quincy, IL; Janet Still, Mt. Sterling, IL; Steve Still (Tammy), Mt. Sterling, IL; and Kim Still (Vic McClure), Jacksonville, IL. Several nephews and nieces also survive.
Sharon spent her life dedicated to her family, friends, and the hundreds of patients she cared for over the years. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time out on the family farm where she was raised. She was a life-long fan of Elvis and has quite the collection of his memorabilia. She loved to bake and she made the best chocolate chip cookies you ever tasted.
Sharon is a past member of the Coatsburg-Paloma Lioness Club, past Secretary of the Paloma Community Club, and attended the Paloma United Methodist Church.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws Pappy and Ruth Giles; a nephew Andrew Still, a sister, Debbie Still and a brother-in-law David Wort.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Steve Surratt officiating.
Burial will follow in the Ripley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. A Nurse Honor Guard service will be held at the conclusion of the visitation.
The State of Illinois has mandated that masks are required for those attending the visitation and services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Ripley Cemetery or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.
To send flowers to Sharon's family, please visit our floral store.
Ripley IL 62353
Blessing Foundation for Hospice
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