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Sharon (Goodall) Long Yates

Sharon (Goodall) Long Yates, 73 of Jacksonville, IL passed away at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 2, 1942 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Herman and Loretta (Vancil) Goodall.  She married Arthur “Jack” Long in Taylorville, IL on July 20, 1963 and they later divorced.

She is survived by her daughter: Beth (Brad) White of Jacksonville, IL; sons: Raymond (Misty) Long of Springfield, IL, Jeff Long of Jacksonville, IL; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter; 2 great-grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter; ; brother: Dave (Phyllis) Goodall of Taylorville, IL sister: Brenda (Lee) Lanzotti of Taylorville, IL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Eric Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to: Lighthouse Apostolic Church, 1224 West Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568; American Kidney Association; or Pancreatic Cancer Fund and will be received by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL which is assisting her family with arrangements.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry that I didn't know sooner.

Karen Willer Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM

we are so sorry for your loss we will be praying for all friends and family. She was a great lady and will be missed. Kevin and Mary Schalk and Carolyn Burch

Edinburg, Illinois Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

Our condolences, we wont be able to attend this afternoon. Blessings to all.

Larry and Janet Bruns Jul 12 2016 12:00 AM

Brenda and Dave and family: Went all through school with Sharon.. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon may you rest in peace .We had alot of good times in school and beauty school . Friends always, The Rellers Bill and Janet Loudon, Tn.

William and Janet Wareham Reller Jul 11 2016 12:00 AM

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Out thoughts and prayers. Daniel, Darren and Shannon

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