Although Shari possessed many talents and interests, nothing was more important to her than her family, and there has never been a more devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Shari attended high school in Mason City, Iowa, and was a graduate of Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville with degrees in both Secondary and Elementary Education. She loved gardening, literature and crafts. Her collection of tropical plants and flowers brought joy to her family and friends. Shari enjoyed traveling and cruised to many ports of call all over the world with her husband and family. She recently returned from a much anticipated Disney Cruise with all of her family, including her two grandsons, Jack and Mason, who were her delight.
Shari, along with her husband, Tim, founded Bellecourt Banquet Center 22 years ago and worked tirelessly to ensure its success. Prior to opening Bellecourt, she was a teacher to both high school and elementary age children and devoted herself to them while in her position as an educator.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Bette, nee Tarr, Nicholson.
Shari is survived by her husband of 36 years, Timothy Faltus; two loving daughters, Elizabeth (Richard) Simms and Katherine Faltus; Two grandsons, Jack and Mason Simms; a brother, Gerald (Cathy) Nicholson; a brother-in-law, Daniel Faltus; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.
Shari believed that everyone needed a “hyacinth to feed their soul.” She was the hyacinth that fed the souls of those around her, and will be deeply missed by those who loved her.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Words cannot express. Her memories will never fade. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bob and Paula
Bob and Paula Rosenberg, Oklahoma City, ,
Katie was my first friend so Shari was my first 2nd mother. I only remember warmth, kindness, beauty, and love emanating from her spirit. Thank you for opening your home and heart to me so many times as a child.
Charley Smith (née Boyd), Charleston , SC,
I cannot begin to express just how sorry I am to hear this! I have many fond memories of Shari, growing up. She was an exceptional woman and I will always remember her sweet smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who knew and loved her.
Angela Varnum (Daubach), Smithton, IL, 62285
Tim and girls: Am so sorry to hear of Shari’s passing. As cousins we had many fun times as children on Avery Hill at Grandma Nicholsons. Have not seen you since we left Belleville, but do remember your lovely voice when you sang at First Baptist. Our prayers are with you as you go through this painful time. Judi & Dave
Judith Brochetto Bingham, Taylorville, Illinois, 62568
Tim, Libby, and Katie – We were so shocked to hear of Shari’s passing. Though it’s been years since we have seen her, we will never forget her ever-present smile, beautiful spirit, and wonderful way of always making us feel welcome. Heaven’s choir has a beautiful new voice to sing with the angels. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ella and Mike
Ella Boyd, Fort Mill, SC, 29175
Tim, I’m so sorry for your loss. It must be a terrible blow so soon after losing your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jim Lougeay, BELLEVILLE, Illinois, 62223
Tim and girls, We were saddened to hear about your loss. Sending prayers of comfort to you.
Sean and Lori Goding, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
Tim, Libby & Katie,
Condolences to you all on this early and regrettable loss. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent together with our families. Our heartfelt sorrow is difficult to convey across the miles, but know that you are in our prayers.
Dave & Inez Belval , Cibolo , Texas , 78108
Denny and I want to send our condolences to Tim and Family in the sad loss of Shari, Wife and Mother.
She was a very lovely person, and our wish is that God will comfort you in this time of such loss.
Georgia-Ann Edwards, Belleville , IL, 62223
Blast from the past ….old room mate from NYC passing along condolences on your sister-in-law’s passing.
Planning a visit to LA in October….would love to reconnect. Haven’t seen you since your tour w/ Faye Dunaway in New Haven,CT run.
Regards to entire family.
Christopher Brown, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
Tim, I was sorry to read of the loss of your wife, Shari. Please accept my condolences.
Nikki Brunsman Lyons, Austin , Texas, 78746