Sharon Kay Morse

Jun 24th, 1947 - Feb 13th, 2018


Home of Steve and Sharon Morse

Sun, Feb. 18th, 2018 4:30 PM


Home of Steve and Sharon Morse

Sun, Feb. 18th, 2018 5:00 PM

Carterville- Sharon Kay Morse, age 70, of Carterville, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Helia Healthcare of Energy.

Sharon was born in Herrin on June 22, 1947, the daughter of Henry and Venita (Hammontree) Moss. She married her high school sweetheart, Steve Franklin Morse, in May of 1966. He survives in Carterville.

Sharon was most importantly a mother and homemaker. Her parents owned and operated Moss Grocery Store in Cambria, where she often worked.  She also worked at Sears for many years. She dearly loved her children and her grandchildren were the light of her life.  Her September family reunion parties, which she put great work into, will be missed.

Survivors include her husband- Steve Morse of Carterville

Daughter Stephanie Melinda Morse of Carterville

Daughter- Melissa Lee Ann Morse and fiancé Michael Lambert and son Sidney of Carterville

Son- Daryl Bradley and Megan Morse of Carterville

Three Grandchildren- Bryar, Eli, and Aidan Morse all of Carterville

Brother- Bruce Moss of Herrin

Nephew- Mark Moss of Herrin

Niece- Amelia Kolkmeyer of Colorado

Great Niece and Great Nephew- Madison and Michael Moss

Sister-in-law- Teresa and Bert Jones of Herrin

Brother-in-law- Jerry and Sherry Morse of Herrin

Brother-in-law- Larry and Brenda Morse of Murphysboro

Brother-in-law- Robert Morse and fiancé Melody Beers of Cambria

Best Friends- Paula Tutkus and LaDonna Carney

Her wish was to be cremated.  The family will hold memorial services at 5:00pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the home of Steve and Sharon Morse (3053 Vermont Road in Carterville, IL 62918) to celebrate her life. Food will be provided, however, you may bring a dish to share if you choose. Memorial arrangements were made at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

For those who wish to make a memorial donation, it would be Sharon’s wish to pay it forward with a good deed or do something special for your children or grandchildren.


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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Brenda Morse

    From: Murphysboro , Illinois

    Date: February 14, 2018

    She was a wonderful cousin/sister-in-law. Her family meant everything to her. We will miss her.

  • Guest: Teresa Jones

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: February 15, 2018

    Wonderful, strong family first Mom. Never gave up the fight, smiled through the pain, lead her family till the day she quietly, gently, slipped into the arms of an angel who carried her to heaven. Miss the wild crazy silly fun we had, like when we walked together through a blizzard, Chritmas shopping for the kids when they were with us, one of us would distract them while the other ran like crazy to buy it, hide it! Miss Christmas eve with the whole family eating chilli and cheese and all gathered around to open gifts, only the ones family bought not the Santa ones which would begin to show up after all the kids were in bed, that’s when Santa’s work shop span to life. Prom dress shopping and so many happy memories to share. Just missing all the beauty if life.

  • Guest: Maria Rose

    From: Warrensville hts., Ohio

    Date: February 15, 2018

    Sorry to hear of your loss,
    May you find comfort in God’s words at 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 3 and 4. It’s the comfort God promise, to be there during our trials.

    Maria Rose

  • Guest: Marilynn Martin @ Mary Lou’s

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: February 15, 2018

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Barbara (Loyd) Humphrey

    From: Royalton, Illinois

    Date: February 18, 2018

    🙏Sending sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Sharon’s family and friends.
    Sharon and I were distant cousins. Her grandmother, Edna, was a great aunt to me.