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Sharon K. Powell

September 7, 1956 ~ September 20, 2012 (age 56)

     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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