Sharon LaVonne Gregory, 76, passed away 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Mt. Vernon on October 24, 1937, she was the daughter of Harold and Evelyn Elliott. She was raised by her grandparents, Rob and Pearl Wiggton.
She had been employed as a custodian and bus driver in the East Alton School District for over 25 years before retiring. Ahe had been a volunteer for many years at Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home in Alton.
On December 16, 1956 in Mt. Vernon, she married Kenneth R. Gregory. He survives.
Surviving also are a son, Tim Gregory of East Alton; Denise (Mark) Bextermueller of East Alton; six grandchidren, Kara, Kendra, Keeley, Dakota and Colt Gregory, Teresa Hand; great grandchildren, Gaberiella, Josephine and Olivia; as well as numerous members of the Rupe family and spuses that affectionately knew her as 'Grandma'.
Her parents and a brother, Harold Elliott preceded in death.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the 1st Assembly of God Church, 325 W. Main St., East Alton, IL. Pastor Timothy Keller will officiate.
Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.
Memorials may be made to the 1st Assmebly of God Church, where she had been an active member.