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CREVE COEUR ~ Sharon E. Nyberg, 82, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 14, 1936 in Carlock to Wayne L. and Virona M. (Watkins) Stephens, she married Raymond W. Nyberg on June 13, 1954 in Carlock.  He died November 6, 2001 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Pamela L. Thousand on November 28, 2018 in Creve Coeur and two brothers, Gerald Stephens and Warren “Bud” Stephens.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra (Scott) Stringer of Morton, Cheryl Nyberg of Mountlake, Washington and Peggy Foreman of Hobart, Indiana; two sons, Randall Nyberg of Bloomington, Indiana and Ronald (Kris) Nyberg of Marquette Heights; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Francisco of Carlock and two sisters-in-law, Pat Stephens of Vandalia, Ohio and Darlene Stephens of Normal.

Sharon loved her family and enjoyed being with her family first and foremost.  She also enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and dominos and taking trips to both oceans.

She was a Christian.  Sharon retired from Libby’s in Morton, where she worked for many years.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Pastor John Plunkett will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603 or to the Creve Coeur Fire Department, 203 Wagner Drive, Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

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