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Sharon Anderson

March 4, 1937 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 82)


Sharon M. Anderson, 82, of Preemption, Illinois passed away at home on Thursday, May 16, 2019 surrounded by family.

Visitation is Sunday, May 19th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20th at United Methodist Church, Preemption.  Burial will be in Preemption Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for Preemption United Methodist Church.

Sharon Marie Brown was born March 4, 1937 in Rock Island, Illinois the daughter of Marion and Bonnie Johnston Brown.  She graduated from Sherrard High School in 1955.  On August 17, 1957, she married Carl Lee Anderson in Preemption.  They were married until he passed away on March 4, 2006.

For many years, Sharon was the lunch room manager at the Rock Island Live Stock Auction and also served as the Preemption Township Clerk.  Her life’s work was farming beside her husband, as a farmer’s wife.  She was a 50 year member of Preemption United Methodist Church.  Sharon loved the outdoors, spending countless hours working in her yard and garden.  Her greatest joy was time spent with her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children:  Brad (Sudie) Anderson of Austin, Texas, Laurie (Ed) Lampo of Sherrard, Illinois, Sherry Danner of Moline, Illinois and Brian Anderson of Freeman, South Dakota and grandchildren:  Alyssa and Addie Anderson, Blake Lampo and Garrett, Rebecca, Grant and Elizabeth Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother:  Don Ray Brown.

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May 19, 2019

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Funeral Service
May 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Preemption United Methodist Church
2652 170th Avenue
Preemption, Illinois 61276

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