Sharon K. Powell

Born: Fri., Sep. 7, 1956
Died: Thu., Sep. 20, 2012


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Sep. 25, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 25, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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     Sharon K. Powell, nee Weiner, 56, of Quincy, IL formerly of Rockford, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012.  

    Born on September 7, 1956, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Sharon was the first born daughter of Earl C. and Rosemary Beggin Weiner.  She married Melvin L. Powell on August 18, 1997 in Quincy.  

    She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1975. Sharon attended Western Illinois University where she studied Early Childhood Development and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.      

     Raised in Rockford, Sharon began her working life in the restaurant business. After graduating college she shifted to her true passion for caring and nurturing children, both personally and professionally.  For many years she worked at Frederick Ball Day Care Center in Quincy.  She lived a full and busy life and never lost her strong love of family, dear relatives, and friends.  Her life impacted many people very deeply. Sharon's indomitable spirit encouraged her family and friends to persist in the face of adversity. Sharon was always there to brighten the lives of others. She loved and cherished her many animals. Her warmth, generosity and beautiful spirit will be deeply missed.

   She is survived by Melvin L. Powell, her devoted husband of 15 years; her mother, Rosemary Weiner of Marietta, GA and West Palm Beach, FL; two brothers, E. Thomas Weiner and John Weiner, both of Boynton Beach, FL; two sisters, Theresa Rumage of Beloit, WI and Debra Weiner of Marietta, GA; her mother-in- law, Barbara Jean Sheehan of Quincy; four brothers-in-law, Roy Powell (Pauline) of Springfield, IL, Leonard "Jay" Powell of North Carolina, Dale Sheehan Jr. (Tammy) of Mendon, IL and Tom Sheehan of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Marsha Smith of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Sharon was preceded in death by her beloved father, Earl.
   Funeral services will be held at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Monsignor Michael Kuse on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00 AM.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM until time of services. Sharon’s friends and family will host a reception beginning at 1:30 PM at the Quincy Serenity Club.

   Cremation rites will be accorded to Sharon following the services. Private family inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children or the Quincy Humane Society.

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Vanessa Barnes
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
I was so very sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. I was just thinking how it has been some time since we have talked and I am so sorry I did not pick up the phone to call her. I always enjoyed her phone calls and would have to set aside a good hour just to catch up. She was such a sweet person and had overcome so many things in her life. She was an awesome aunt to my sons and will be sorely missed by all of us.

Vanessa J. Barnes

Marlana Dokken
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Lindy and I are both saddened by the news of Sharon's death...we always enjoyed her calls and we will miss hearing her voice. Prayers to the family, and special prayers for you made her life great, she loved and adored you. Love, Marlana and Lindy

Kara Tournear
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Sharon was an amazing sponsor and a beautiful friend. She helped me in more ways than I can express. Love to the family.

David & Mickey Spaulding
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Dear Tom & your family.
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your sister Sharon. Our hearts & prayers go out to you all at this sad time. May the good Lord wrap His comforting arms around you & bring to all of your hearts His peace. God Bless you one & all.
David & Mickey Spaulding
East Hazelcrest, Illinois 60429

Diane Morin
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Dear Tom and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you transition to life without Sharon. She is in the hands of God now and I truly believe she will watch over all of you until you see each other again. Let this bring you peace and solace. Take care of each other for now.

As always, Diane

PS: Tom, call me anytime if you need to talk.

Tracy. L Dean
   Posted Sun October 21, 2012
I''m so sorry to hear about Sharon,s passing.

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