Ilion Sharon Pedersen, 67 of Ilion, passed away on Sunday May 17, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born in Ilion on December 5, 1952, she was the daughter of the late James and Doris (Brown) Dye. She attended Ilion schools and on August 3, 1974 she married Jon Pedersen in Ilion. Over the years Sharon worked at several places including K-Mart and the village of Ilion and Frankfort. She always enjoyed camping and NASCAR as well as crafts of different kinds, but the thing she enjoyed most was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also an "Honorary" member of the Ilion Volunteer Fire Dept. Sharon is survived by her husband Jon; three sons, Al and his wife Sherry of New Hartford , Tom and his wife Jen of Ilion and Robert and his wife Chivon of Ilion; two brothers Keith and his wife Barb of Ilion and Ken of Cortland; her mother in law Eleanor “Big Gram” Pedersen; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren as well as he lifelong friend Adele Gardner of TN. She was predeceased by her brothers Steve and Mitch and sister in law Colleen. Services for Sharon will be private, and she will be laid to rest in the Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion. Friends and family are asked to please consider memorial donations to Ilion Ambulance Fund 1 Central Ave. Ilion, Hospice 4277 Middlesettlement Rd. New Hartford, NY 13413 or Faxton Cancer Center 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502. Sharon's family wish to thank the Hospice, St. Luke's ER staff, Upstate University staff and the members of Ilion and Deerfield Fire Depts. for all their support and help during her illness. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To leave an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.