Sharon Rae Albee

September 26, 1944February 2, 2020

Sharon Rae Albee, 75 of Normal passed away Sunday February 2, 2020 at Advocate BroMenn Hospital. She was born September 26, 1944 to Raymond and Olive (Wessels) Ling in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her children Thomas (Cassie) Crum, Julie (Phillip) Brown, Brandon (Steven Michaels) Albee ; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother David Aldrich. She was preceded in death by her parents. Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree from ISU. She went to work at Illinois Wesleyan University in the International Student and Registrar Offices. She loved meeting and working with all her international students. Her family remembers Sharon as someone who always put others needs before her own. She loved her family and her dogs more than anything. She was a huge fan of Notre Dame football. The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, coworkers, the Doctors and nurses at Advocate BroMenn, and the Community Cancer Center for all their love, support, and care of Sharon during this time. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To find updates about the Celebration of Life please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to the Humane Society of Central Illinois ( or the American Cancer Society (


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Sharon Baker

February 9, 2020

Sharon and I go back many, many years--over 50. We shared, not only our first names, but many wonderful as well as many difficult moments together. Over the years in between, we made so much heartfelt music with each other. Sharon and I were good friends, who sometimes lost track of each other, but, in the end (30 hours before her death), we were together again. Brandon and I sat there while Sharon chattered her inmost thoughts, while mystically sharing her lovely smile and old, familiar laugh. She was, of course, on morphine, but I will forever remember the moment.

Anne Kiper

February 7, 2020

Sharon was a dear person,I loved talking with her.We shared stories about our sons that were good friends.She had a good sense of humor.Really made me laugh.I saw a lot of her when she came in for patient care at OSF.She will be missed.Prayers to the family .So sorry for your loss.Especially Brandon.So glad you and Ben will always be friends.Sincerely ,Anne (Ben’s Mom.)