Sharon Elizabeth Stephenson 78 of Clinton, IL went to be with the Lord 12:10 AM March 2, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Services will be 2 P.M. Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 1 - 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to First Church of the Nazarene Clinton, IL.
Sharon was born March 12, 1938 in Patterson, IL the daughter of Clyde and Orlena Goacher. She married Robert Lee Stephenson June 16, 1956 in Valley City, IL. He passed away May 28, 2011.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Orlena Goacher, and
her son: Tim Stephenson.
She leaves behind her children: Jim (Penny) Stephenson, Clinton, IL, Kim
Stephenson, Clinton, IL, Teresa (Neil) Cooper, Clinton, IL; grandchildren:
Jamie (Nick) Sutherland, Leroy, IL, Travis Stephenson, Austin, TX, Austin
(Emily) Stephenson, Champaign, IL, Tim Cooper, Clinton, IL, and Dylan
Cooper; great grandchildren: Boston, Balor, and Adler Sutherland, LeRoy,
IL and Miya Stephenson, Champaign, IL; brothers: Gary (Barbara) Goacher,
Taylorville, IL, Ron (Carla) Goacher, Millstadt, IL; sister: Dixie (Stan)
McNeme, FL, Edie (Gary) Webb, Phoenix, AZ and Mary Goacher, Affton, MO.
The family would like to thank BroMenn Hospital in Normal, IL for the
wonderful care that Sharon was given. A "Thank You" to Pastor Michael
Taylor of the Nazarene Church, for the phone calls and visits of comfort
to Sharon; to Pat Bryant, her niece, who was Sharon's Angel and travel
buddy. Without Pat, Sharon would not have been able to pursue her love of
travel; to her hairdresser, Mendy Procarione, who always made sure her
hair looked great and always took time to do her nails. Sharon always
looked forward to seeing her once a week.
Sharon worked at G.E. in Bloomington-Normal for 30 years. After retiring,
she loved traveling and seeing Dinner Theatres. She also enjoyed dining
out and visiting with her friends.
Her family and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She always thought
they could do no wrong and always loved showing her friends and family
Sharon was a beloved mother, grandma and great grandma. We, her family,
will truly miss her. We will miss her good cooking, and the great
memories, visiting Sharon in her warm, cozy home.