Sherry Jane Whiteside

Cottage Hills | Saturday, April 12 2014

Sherry Jane Whiteside, 79, passed away at 8:50 pm Saturday April 12, 2014 at home with her family by her side.

She was born in 1935 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Harry and Pauline (McClure) Buzan.

She married William R. Whiteside on June 20, 1958 in Macon County, IL.  He survives.

She was a Field Supervisor with the U.S. Census Bureau until her retirement.  She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto, the Bethalto Women’s Club and served on the Bethalto Public Library Board.

In addition to her husband of 55 years, she is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Andrew Strong of Rockford, IL, Coleen Whiteside of Oakland, CA and Heather and Barry Ward of Huntsville, AL; a son and daughter-in-law, William R. Jr. and Charlene Whiteside of Roscoe, IL; five grandchildren, Hannah and Ken Lovett, Matthew Strong, Celia Strong, Will Whiteside and  Katelin Whiteside; one great grandson, Desmond Lovett; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Beverly Buzan of Decatur, IL; two nieces and one nephew and their spouses, Kelly Buzan, Kim and Ron Milford and Tony and Robyn Buzan.

Cremation rites were accorded.  There will be private graveside services at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Bethalto Public Library. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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