August 10, 1924 – September 10, 2018
Olga (nee Kefalas) Sharos, 94, was born August 10, 1924 to Panayoti (Peter) and Metaxia Kefalas in Stallings, Illinois. She fell asleep to the Lord on September 10, 2018.
Olga started her career at the Army Depot in Granite City, and then went to the Food and Drug Administration in St Louis, MO. She retired from her career of over 32 years as a radiologist secretary at Scott Air Force Base.
After retirement Olga traveled the world with cousins and many friends. Greece was one of her favorite places, where she lived for almost 2 years as a young child. She volunteered at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church School as a librarian for many years. She was a woman of faith, having a resilient devotion to the orthodox religion. She attended Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Swansea, IL, where she also was a member of the ladies’ society (Philoptochos) and a president for many years. She was very devoted to her family, friends, and enjoyed watching her favorite baseball team, the St Louis Cardinals. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her son Pete, her husband William “Bill” Sharos, her brother George Kefalas, her sister Frances Glastras, her daughter-in-law, Sherry Sharos, and her son-in-law John Welsh.
Surviving are her five children: Mitzie Welsh, Jim Sharos, George (Patty) Sharos, Gus (Stacy) Sharos, and Frany Sharos, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, many dear nieces and nephews, three godchildren, and a number of cherished relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Additional memories and condolences may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, located at 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights IL 62208. Trisagon services will be held at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Service: Funeral services will be held the following day at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sts. Constatine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located at 405 Huntwood Rd, Swansea, IL 62226, with Father Achilles Karathanos officiating. Interment to take place at Mt Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
- Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
- Burial Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Linda and Joe Cipfl
September 14, 2018
We send our love, support and prayers to the our wonderful friends within the Sharos family. How we loved and admired Olga and she will be forever missed by us. You know that we all can conclude that Olga and Connie are already celebrating together and the two of them will once again so enjoy being together. Also they will probably find just a little bit of time to misbehave!
Linda and Joe
Lucinda (Weinel) Huskey
September 14, 2018
With our deepest sympathy, sending prayers for friends and family to comfort you. Holding you in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Lucinda & Philip Huskey
September 14, 2018
To the Sharos family.Your mother will always be remembered as a warm and caring woman! She will be missed by all!!
September 12, 2018
To all of the Sharos Family cousins and friends, we adored Aunt Olga and will miss her greatly. She was always the leader and most beautiful jovial person who was the meaning of life and love. Her spirit will continue in all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We will truly miss her here on earth but know as the heavens above have welcomed this wonderful angel. With love, peace and prayers always.
The Delecaris Family, Alex, Maria, & Frank and Farrah. <3