Sharon E. Willis, R.N., passed away peacefully July 11, 2014, in Crystal River, Florida, after a long illness at the age of 67.
Born Jan. 17, 1947, in Portland, Maine, she lived in Connecticut with her family until moving to Florida in 1992 and worked as a registered nurse until retiring in 2007. Sharon was dedicated to her family and enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was raised a Methodist and was an avid animal lover and cared deeply for others. Sharon will be dearly missed as we celebrate her life.
Survivors include her beloved husband, William (Bill) J. Willis; son, Kevin J. Willis; daughter-in-law, Debra A. Willis; and grandchildren, Aidan J. Willis and Katelyn A. Willis, all residing in Florida. Sharon was the niece of Keith Cunningham of Maine and the niece of Mariam Battista of Hawaii. Sharon was the cousin of Nancy Hemingway of Massachusetts, Sarah Connor of Maine and Mark Battista of Texas. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Florice Cunningham of Citrus Springs, Florida.
Fero Funeral Home will manage arrangements and a private family memorial service will be held in Gainesville, Florida, at a future date.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are welcome at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus, 901 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465, phone 352-270-8841; or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.www.ferofuneralhome.com