FAIRBURY — Sharon Lawless Neville, 70, of Palatine passed away Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2011) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
She was born in Fairbury to the late Thomas and Ruth Lawless and lived for more than 40 years in the Chicago suburbs of Arlington Heights, Island Lake and most recently Palatine. Sharon, who had a long career of 30 years at Miami Corp., had quite interesting stories of commuting to the Wrigley Building on a daily basis. She was known as an adventuresome traveler with friends or family, which included frequent trips to visit children and grandchildren. A most passionate Chicago sports fan, Sharon was often the loudest cheerleader in the room following the Bulls and Bears and a devoted listener to Ron Santo and Pat Hughes.
She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick Kenneth Neville and the loving mother of four children, Tricia (Rich) Bingham of Edmond, Okla.; Michael Neville and Christine (Jack) Busby, both of Arlington Heights; and Matt (Kelly) Neville of Dallas. She was the proud grandmother to 10 grandchildren, Adrienne, Ken, Connor and Luke Bingham; Rachelle, Brad, Corinne and Will Busby; and Sarah and Danny Neville — all have fond memories of a grandmother who provided unconditional love and support.
She loved attending many school and sports activities related to all her grandchildren and was most proud of their accomplishments. She was also a dear sister to Joyce Lawless of Bloomington, Kay (John) Ryan of Peoria, and Judy Lawless of Bloomington; and had strong connections to her in-laws, extended family and too many to name but all dearly loved.
A memorial gathering will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Metropolis Ballroom, 6 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. A visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, with a service at 2 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chatsworth. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Chicago Botanic Garden atwww.chicagobotanic.org.