Sharon Lawson


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 6:53 pm
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Sharon Ann Lawson, 73, of Geneseo, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Mausoleum at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Mark Larson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Sharon Lawson Memorial Fund.
Sharon was born on Sept. 20, 1939, in Derby, Ind., the daughter of Charles Leon and Elma J. Bryant Lampkins. She graduated from New Haven High School in 1959. She also attended Black Hawk College in Moline. She married Frank Lawson in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sharon worked as a nurse's aid for six years at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, and then at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, for 16 years until retiring in 1991. She was a member of Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Geneseo. Sharon enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking, baking and loved to laugh. She had been a foster mom to more than 120 children.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janet Lampkins, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Randie and Jessey Lawson, Rock Island; and her companion and friend, Judy Bishop, Kewanee. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Love; and son, Steven "Biker Bob" Lawson.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting Sharon's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.














 



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