Sharon Lee (Besalke) Hiser
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DECATUR - Sharon Lee (Besalke) Hiser, 68, of Decatur, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Fair Havens Christian Home. A memorial service to celebrate Sharon's life will be 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Scovill Golf Course Banquet Facility, 3909 W. Main Street, Decatur. Sharon was born October 13, 1942 in Decatur the daughter of Paul and Maxine (Grace) Dalamas. She was previously employed at Walgreens. Sharon was a people person and leaves behind many friends. She married Ron Besalke and then Jim Hiser. She leaves behind her sons, Ty Besalke and wife Carolyn of Springfield and Trent Besalke and wife Rosalie of Atlanta, Georgia, sisters, Paulette Browne and Paula Garrett and husband Rich all of Decatur, and grandchildren, Chelsea, Andrew, and Logan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Ron Besalke and Jim Hiser. The family of Sharon Lee (Besalke) is being served by Heartland Cremation Society, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. View the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories, at Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at herald-review/

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Published in Decatur Herald & Review on May 31, 2011.
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June 23, 2011
Hey Chickadee you were the sunshine and the life of Walgreens every day that you were there. You always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I miss our conversations whether it be about our health or what we did over the weekend for fun or maybe it was about how Toots got her name. I know a special place for you was made on your final journey and one day we will meet again and continue our conversations. Rest in peace my dear friend and know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dee Dee
June 20, 2011
Dear, Sharon. Wow, I did not know that you had passed away. I asked about you while I was in Walgreens a couple of weeks ago. I missed seeing your smiling face. The other Sharon told me that you had retired due to health reasons. I did not pry.

Today, I asked another employee how you were doing. That is when I learned of your death. I want to let you know that I truly appreciate all of the encouragement and support that you gave me through the years. Your warm smile, generous hugs, infectious laughter, and words of wisdom helped me to deal with my husband's sickness, death, and beyond.

I know that heaven's gates swung wide open for you. You were such a blessing here on earth. I am glad that we had the opportunity to meet. Until the time that we shall meet again in that place where sorrow will be no more, I wish you a fond farewell.

Love, Taj
Taj Artis
June 3, 2011
I cannot believe she has passed. I have known her for four years, I worked with her at walgreens and she was my MaMa. She was always telling me when I was pregnant to eat that was when she became my MaMa. I will miss her so much!
June 1, 2011
no farewell words were spoken no time to say good bye God took you up to heaven and only he knows why, fromall your buddys at mickey d's you are missed love becky,ruthann bob ,maurice,dee, jan,doni
rebecca craig
May 31, 2011
Our condolences go out to Ty, Trent and other family members; we share your loss. Sharon was a wonderful neighbor bridge club partner and friend who we both enjoyed being with. To identify her as a "people person" is the perfect description. It was impossible to talk to her for more than 30 seconds without sharing a laugh and launching into another story. People who make you feel good just to be with them are rare. Sharon was one of those. She was loved by many and will be missed!
Susie and Reggie Syrcle
May 31, 2011
We will miss your smile and great personality Chad and Elizabeth
Chad Gandy
May 31, 2011
I have known Sharon since 7th grade at Roosevelt, and have kept in contact through the years. Sharon was truly the most people person I ever knew. I remember going to the teen dances at the Y, many with her dad and his dance band playing. We had so many great times. She was such a fun character. I know she's making many new friends (as well as meeting her old ones) in Heaven right now!
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all her many friends who will forever miss her.

Linda Werner Turk

May 31, 2011
Springfield, MO
Linda Werner Turk
May 31, 2011
Laughter...lots of laughter...and the sad times too...lots of memories. She was a trooper for sure. And a true "people person." Love you Sharon...

Mary and Toni
Mary Hiser
May 31, 2011
We miss you Sharon

Chad and Elizebeth
May 31, 2011
It is so hard to express how much I am saddened on Sharon's passing. She was a dear, dear friend, and I will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ty and Trent. God Bless.
Connie Feddick
May 31, 2011
I first met Sharon in 7th grade. We shared lots of fun times, sleepovers,bleaching a blonde streak in our hair, cokes at Perry's. We would work on our tans in the summer covering ourselves with baby oil and iodine.
Sharon helped serve at my wedding. After we were both married our children went to school together and we lived in the same neighborhood.
She truly was a people person and a good friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Anne Morris Campbell

May 31, 2011
Indianapolis, IN

Anne Morris Campbell
May 31, 2011
I am so saddened by the loss of my cousin Sharon. You will be truly missed.
Your Cousin Candi
May 31, 2011
Sharon was one of the nicest person i know. Will miss her smiling face and hug at walgreens..We got to know her she loved to come over at our house and sit on our back porch and visit. Will be thinking of her family.Dorothy Campbell. Decatur.
May 31, 2011
To all of Sharon's family,
My condolences go out to the whole family. I am so saddened to hear of Sharon's passing.
I went to school with and was friends with Sharon during those years and visited the Dalamas home quite a lot. Sharon was always very nice and not a judgemental person. My husband & I used to go to Paul's restaurant a lot in the 50's & early 60's and that's where I last seen Sharon many years ago.
Sheila (Kelley) Schilling
May 31, 2011
Ty and Trent my heart goes out to you all Sharon was a wonderful person always smiling and never a mean word to anyone . She will be greatly missed by all that knew her and by her Walgreens family !!! She is at peace now may she RIP !!!
Julie Isaacs
May 31, 2011
Aunt Sharon had a beautiful, loving way about her and I will truly miss her. Love you, Aunt Sharon.
Valerie (Hall) Rozanski
Valerie Rozanski
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