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Sherlyn A. Hunley

May 24, 1944 November 20, 2018
Sherlyn A. Hunley
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Obituary for Sherlyn A. Hunley

Sherlyn A. Hunley, 74, of Olney, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.  She was born on May 24, 1944 in Sacramento, CA, the daughter of Robert L. and Mary Byers (Crosby) King.  She married Ron Hunley on November 14, 1962 in Springfield, IL and he survives her. 

Sherlyn loved her family and was happiest when her children and grandchildren were all together to celebrate birthdays and holidays. Her true love language was hospitality. She loved cooking and feeding people. If you were in her home you were offered something to eat or drink. It didn't matter if you were a friend, family member or a delivery driver she made sure no one left her house hungry. 

She was an avid crocheter who made special baby blankets for each of her grandchildren and many others outside of the family. These items will be cherished even more deeply now. During her many hospital stays she could be found sitting with her needles and yarn. Even when plagued by physical limitations and pain she still wanted her yarn 'just in case' she felt up to a few stitches. 

Christmas will be bittersweet this year, not only because she isn't here but also because it was her favorite holiday. She loved and cherished her decorations and referred to them as her prize possessions, second only to her love for Jesus and family. If you were blessed to be in her home during the holiday season you know there wasn't a corner that wasn't decorated. During her last days she expressed more than once to her family that she did not want Christmas 'skipped'. We were to continue to gather together and celebrate the birth of the Savior. Telling her husband and children to 'find the joy'. 

Grief is a painful process and tears flow freely right now, but sharing memories of the little things that were unique to her has been a soothing balm. We are comforted knowing she is no longer in pain and is watching over as we begin the journey together to finding the joy once again.

Sherlyn is survived by her Husband of 56 years, Ron Hunley of Olney; Daughter, Deborah Hunley of Olney; Son, Brian Hunley and wife Melinda of Broken Arrow, OK; Daughter, Kristin Thomas and husband Jim of Olney; Daughter, Jennifer Propes and husband Bill of Olney; Grandchildren, Jacob Hunley and wife Flecia, Alexandria Hanna and husband Kyle, Caleb Thomas, Isaac Propes, Logan Hunley, Nolan Hunley, and Maxson Hunley; Great Grandchildren, Azariah, Myla, Jessa, and Greyson; and Sister, Donna (Bill) Tabbert.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters, Elaine Bumpus and Karen Smith. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Elm Street Christian Church with a visitation beginning one hour prior.  Burial will follow in the Clay City Cemetery.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Nov

10:00 AM 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Elm Street Christian Church

727 E. Elm St.
Olney, IL 62450

Elm Street Christian Church
727 E. Elm St. Olney 62450 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Elm Street Christian Church

727 E. Elm St.
Olney, IL 62450

Elm Street Christian Church
727 E. Elm St. Olney 62450 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clay City Cemetery Final Resting Place

925 S. Main
Clay City, IL 62824

925 S. Main Clay City 62824 IL
United States
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