Shari L. Forte, 63


Shari L. Forte, 63, of Donnellson, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at 9:20 a.m. at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Assalley-Young Funeral Home, 118 E. College Ave., Greenville. A memorial ceremony will follow, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Deverick officiating.

Mrs. Forte was born May 6, 1959, in Greenville, to Harold D. and Arnita J. (Huff) Reavis. She married Steven D. Forte on Dec. 30, 1976, at the Smithboro Baptist Church, and they enjoyed over 46 years of marriage. He survives.

She graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1977, and later received an associate degree in drafting from Kaskaskia College. 

In her early years Mrs. Forte worked for DeMoulin’s, and then went on to work for 13 years at Greenville Airport, where she did everything but pump gas.  For many years, she took aerial photographs of the southern half of the state. 

She loved the outdoors, especially mushroom hunting and watching wildlife. She was an avid photographer, and in her youth competed in many bowling leagues.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Forte is survived by her daughter, Lynn (husband Jeff) Hessenauer of Greenville; grandchildren, Aubrie and Grady Hessenauer; brothers, Rodney, Randy (wife Peggy), Rex and Rick (wife Patty) Reavis; sisters, Linda (husband David) Royer, Susan Goodman, Marcia Reavis, Cindy Reavis and Mari (husband Mark) Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Charles Goodman; and sister-in-law, Ardis Reavis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 496, Greenville, IL 62246. Online condolences to the family may be left at