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BARTONVILLE ~ Sharon Elayne Brown, 74, of Bartonville, passed away at 3:54 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Proctor in Peoria.
Sharon was born May 28, 1942 in Peoria to Raymond E. and Susie M. (Inman) Phillips.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Lynda) Brown, Jr. of Schertz, TX and Anthony (Gail) Brown of Glasford; four grandchildren, Chelsey (Michael) Kuper of Sante, CA, Austin (Marissa) Brown of Champaign, Alexis Brown and Ashley Brown, both of Glasford and one sister, Debra Sue (Jerry) West of Groveland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Larry.

Sharon was a charter member of Bartonville Baptist Church.

She had worked for Super WalMart in East Peoria as a greeter since 2002, retiring in July, 2016.  Prior to that, she had worked for Illinois Bell, AT&T and SBC as a telephone operator for 37 years, retiring in 2000.

She had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  She was also a life member of the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary 235 in Pekin, the Roy L. King VFW Post 1232 in Pekin, the Pekin Chapter No. 673 Women of the Moose in Pekin, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in Pekin and the American Legion Limestone Post 979 in Bartonville.

Sharon enjoyed sewing and crocheting.  She also enjoyed shopping, going to the movies, going to lunches and spending time with her friends and family.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Gerald R. Phillips will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, The Wm. Black Medical Bldg., Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 west 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982 or to Bartonville Baptist Church, 5122 W. Smithville Rd, Bartonville, IL 61607

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