Sharon A. Patterson
Sharon A. Patterson, 60, of Alpha, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 surrounded by her family and friends after a 13-month battle with lung cancer. Services were 11 a.m. Thursday at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha.
Burial was in the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born Dec. 12, 1949 in Allenville, Wis., a daughter of Ray and Lenore Cummins Hamer. She graduated from Pontiac Township High School and attended Evergreen Beauty School in Evergreen Park. On Sept. 21, 1968 she was united in marriage to Dennis R. Patterson at the Alpha Baptist Church. He died Oct. 10, 1992.
Sharon owned and operated her own beauty shop in Alpha and Ophiem, and was later employed as a clerk with Growmark Distribution Center in Alpha for 26 years retiring this year.
She was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed doing craft work and sewing. Sharon took great pride in her home and yard and was the first recipient of the Alpha Beautification Award. She loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Lorie (Rick) Hungate of Joliet, two sons, Michael "Fat Rock" Patterson of Alpha, Ron (Sherry) Patterson of Florida, three grandchildren Jack and Riley Ann Hungate of Joliet ,Cherish Traff of Florida and a brother, Gary Hamer of Alpha.
Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.