May 6, 1959 ~ January 21, 2023

Born in: Greenville, Illinois
Resided in: Donnellson, Illinois

Shari L. Forte, 63, of Donnellson, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Shari was born May 6, 1959 in Greenville, the daughter of Harold D. and Arnita J. (Huff) Reavis.  She married Steven D. Forte on December 30, 1976 at the Smithboro Baptist Church.  They have enjoyed over 46 years of marriage.

Shari graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1977, and later received an associate degree in drafting from Kaskaskia College.  In her early years she worked for DeMoulin’s, and then went on to work for 13 years at Greenville Airport, where she did everything but pump gas.  For many years took aerial photographs of the southern half of the state.  Shari loved the outdoors, especially mushroom hunting and watching wildlife.  She was an avid photographer, and in her youth competed in many bowling leagues.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Charles Goodman; and sister-in-law, Ardis Reavis.

Shari is survived by her husband Steve Forte of Donnellson; daughter, Lynn (husband, Jeff) Hessenauer of Greenville; grandchildren, Aubrie and Grady Hessenauer; brothers, Rodney, Randy (wife, Peggy), Rex, and Rick (wife, Patty) Reavis; sisters, Linda (husband, David) Royer, Susan Goodman, Marcia Reavis, Cindy Reavis, and Mari (husband, Mark) Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Assalley-Young Funeral Home, 118 E. College Ave, Greenville, IL 62246.  The memorial ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Dale Deverick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, PO Box 496, Greenville, IL 62246.

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Visitation: January 26, 2023 4:00 pm - January 26, 2023 6:30 pm

Assalley-Young Funeral Home
118 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

Memorial Ceremony: January 26, 2023 6:30 pm

Assalley-Young Funeral Home
118 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Shari L. Forte's name.

Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation

PO Box 496
Greenville, IL

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  1. I enjoyed all the time I spent with Sheri aka Lynn’s Mom. She always called me Howard’s daughter. Lynn and family I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of Love

  2. Light a CandleMy prayers go out to Shari’s family at this sad time. May you find comfort and peace in memories of the time you shared. May you find Joy in knowing you will see her again someday.

  3. Light a CandlePrayers for the family during this difficult time. May you lean on one another for comfort and peace. We love you all!

    Sean and Brittany LiVigni

  4. Once neighbors & always friends, with shared memories of how uncomplicated life use to be in Cobtown, where it was true that a village helped raise & keep children safe & lives were regulated by the sound of the Pet Milk whistle. Our heartfelt condolences to those who will miss her presence. The Grotts Family

  5. Light a CandleLove and prayers for Steve, Lynn, Aubrie, Grady and the Reavis family. Hope there is more laughter than tears as you share stories and memories of good times. Wish Jordan and I could be there with you all but I am so glad we were able to send Randy to be with the family. Much love, Peggy and Jordan

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