Sharon James “Sheree” James-Reedy, 80, of Prophetstown, IL, died Friday, July 29, 2022, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.
Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown with Rev. Peter Kicheon Ahn, pastor of Leon United Methodist Church in Prophetstown officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home. Interment will be at Erie Cemetery in Erie, IL. A memorial has been established to Rock River Hospice and Home.
Sheree was born August 15, 1941, in Clinton, IA, to Robert E. and Mildred (Yager) James. She was educated in the Erie Grade schools and was a 1959 graduate of Erie High School. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in 1963. She then received her Masters in Education at the University of Arizona. She married Kenneth Reedy on September 18, 1965. Sharon taught 2nd grade and special education while she resided in Tucson, Arizona.
Upon moving back to Prophetstown, she taught special education. She was a previous member of the Congregational Church in Prophetstown and was a current member of Leon United Methodist Church in Prophetstown. She was a board member of the Henry C. Adams Memorial Library in Prophetstown and was a 4-H leader. She also coached cheerleading and volleyball. Sharon was an avid traveler. She also enjoyed reading and going to Circa 21 with her friends. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandsons.
Survivors include one daughter, Kelle Fieffer of New Lenox, IL; two grandchildren, Stephen Fieffer and Jonathan Fieffer. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert R. James; one son-in-law, David L. Fieffer.