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Sharon Joy Otto

May 18, 1953 — September 14, 2023

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Sharon Joy Otto (née Shifflett) was born on May 18, 1953, in Leavenworth, Kansas. She peacefully passed away on September 14, 2023, in Streamwood, Illinois, surrounded by her loved ones. Sharon's life was a testament to strength, love, and resilience.

Sharon battled breast cancer with unwavering courage and determination. Throughout her journey as a Breast Cancer Warrior, she inspired everyone around her with her unwavering spirit. Her optimism and positivity were truly remarkable, serving as a guiding light for those facing similar challenges.

Above all else, Sharon cherished her role as a loving mom. She poured an immeasurable amount of love and devotion into raising her children: Julie, Stacy, Pat and David. She embraced the joys and responsibilities of motherhood with grace and tenderness. Sharon's love for her children knew no bounds; she always put their happiness and wellbeing above everything else.

As a doting grandmother to Lorenzo, Angel, Bella, Rodney, Billy, Michael, Mondreea, Montrell and four great-grandchildren Sofia and Ezkiel, Brylie and Isiah. Sharon found immense joy in spending time with them. She relished every moment creating precious memories with her beloved grandchildren. Her nurturing personality provided a comforting presence to these young souls.

Sharon's marriage to her adoring husband Billy brought much fulfillment and companionship to both their lives. Their bond stood as an example of unwavering commitment through both good times and challenging moments. Sharon held deep affection for her husband until the very end.

Outside of family life, Sharon touched the hearts of many friends who became an extended part of her family. Her genuine kindness knew no bounds; always offering a helping hand or words of comfort when needed most.

Those who knew Sharon will be forever grateful for the impact she had on their lives. Her infectious laughter brought joy to every room she entered. With an innate ability to listen without judgment, Sharon brought solace to those seeking guidance or a compassionate ear.

In her free time, Sharon enjoyed creative pursuits. She expressed herself through various artistic mediums, allowing her creativity to thrive. Whether it was painting, knitting, or gardening, Sharon's talent and dedication were always evident. Her artistic endeavors served as an outlet for self-expression and personal growth.

Sharon's legacy will live on in the hearts of all those she touched. She leaves behind a multitude of memories that will be cherished forever. Though her physical presence may be gone, her spirit will forever remain a beacon of love and inspiration for those who loved her.

In this time of profound grief and loss, let us remember the enduring mark that Sharon has left on our lives. Together, let us celebrate the beautiful chapter she shared with us and honor her memory by cherishing the love she so generously bestowed upon us all.

Rest in peace, Loving Mom, Grandmother and Wife - Sharon Joy Otto.

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