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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