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Sharon L. Cooley

May 4, 1949 ~ September 24, 2015 (age 66)

   Sharon L. Cooley, 66, of Quincy, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday (September 24, 2015) at her home.

   Born May 4, 1949 in Quincy, Sharon was the daughter of Dale and Geneva Melching Raymond. She married Herschel Cooley Sr. on June 16, 1969 in Palmyra, Missouri.  He survives.

   Sharon was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 100 in Quincy.  She enjoyed painting ceramics, solving puzzles and printing pictures and making alblums for friends and family.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

   Sharon was employed for many years at Sycamore Health Care Center and later as a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Herschel's Lawn Care.

   Survivors include her husband, Herschel; three sons, Herschel Cooley Jr. (Barb) of Jordan, MN, Michael Cooley (Carrie) of  Topeka, KS and Shawn Cooley (Amber) of Quincy; Sixteen grandchildren, Tony Cooley (Allie), Stephanie Cooley, Gabrielle Cooley, Ben Cooley, Hannah Cooley, Joshua Cooley, Shevie Cooley, Curtis Cooley, Brice Cooley, Alexandria Cooley, Curtis Sederwall, Austin Chapman, Brooklyn Cooley, Chase Banks, Drake Dudley and Karter Reed; three great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, William Melching and Gerald Melching.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Bruce Rice.  Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Fishhook, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Monday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Heart Center.

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