Sharon Glassman

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Sharon Glassman, 83, of East Moline, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home.
Sharon Grant was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Blue Island, Ill., the daughter of Raymond and Annie Belle Hamilton Grant. She was raised by her stepmother, Grace Ferguson Grant. She married Kenneth "Kenny" Glassman Oct. 7, 1951 in Silvis. He died Nov. 15, 2001.
She retired from the former International Harvester Plant, East Moline, in 1978
She is survived by her cousin, Gail Symons, Vancouver, British Columbia; special friends and caretakers, Theresa Reedy and Kim Smith, both of Rock Island, from Light House Home Care.
She and her husband will be interred in Rossburn, Manitoba, Canada.
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