Margria 'Margie' Sharer Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 9:11 am
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Margria "Margie" Sharer, Milan, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family dinner and a card shower.
Margria Agans was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Woodstock Township, near Rushville, Ill., in a two-story log house built by her great-grandfather. She met the late Harlan Sharer in Peoria, Ill., and they married on Feb. 11, 1942, in Rock Island.
Her children are Marlan (Jo Ellen) Sharer, Geneseo; and Cindee (Richard) Brugman, Milan. Her grandchildren are Matt (Jennie) Sharer, Moline; Melissa (Norman) Sheehan, Washington, D.C.; Kara Brugman, Boulder, Colo.; Steve (Laura) Brugman, Deery, N.H.; and Jeff Brugman (deceased). Her great-grandchildren are Logan and Caleb Sharer, Josie and Callagh Sheehan and Jessy (Justin) Baker, Peoria.
During World War II, she worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and Clinton Climax Engineering. She is a member of Two Rivers Methodist, Rock Island.












 



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