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Sharon Carley

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8:06 a.m. CDT

BELOIT, Wis.— Sharon "Shari" Rose Carley, 65, of Beloit, Wis., died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

She was born on May 10, 1947 in Princeton, the daughter of Francis and Mary Alice (Quinn) Ryan. She was a graduate of the Rockford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and married Allen “Lee” Carley on May 29, 1969.

Shari’s life mission was to be the best mother and nurse that she could possibly be. If asked of anyone that knew her, she accomplished just that. Shari was formerly employed at several area hospitals, as well as the Ambulatory Surgery Center. She also worked as a flight nurse for Lifeline. She was incredibly caring and compassionate and volunteered for a variety of mission trips, including the USNS Comfort Ship, providing acute medical care. She was also an active Red Cross worker, providing disaster aid to those in need. She was selected as the Rockford Register Star Nurse of the Year.

Shari is survived by her husband, Lee; sons, Derek Carley of Beloit, Wis. and Damon (Jenn) Carley of South Beloit; step-granddaughter, Petra Plunkett; and siblings, Sheila (Jim) Bacorn of California, Sandra (Dave) Blum of Rockford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, James Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 103 S. Main St., Ohio, Father Tom Shaw officiating. Interment in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Maytown.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Funeral and Cremation Services, 1340 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, at Colonial Village.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shari’s family.

To share a memory or condolence online, visit www.graceFH.com.

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