PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Sharon Fae Killebrew, 61, of Pittsfield, died Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) in her residence.
Sharon was born in Pittsfield on May 30, 1951, a daughter of Charles Dale and Betty Jo Hollembeak Killebrew.
Sharon was a graduate of Pittsfield High School Class of 1969 and earned a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Western Illinois University and also earned a master of public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield. She was employed by the Illinois Department of Human Services as the administrator and supervisor for staff development at the Jacksonville Developmental Center. Sharon was active in the Republican Party and in earlier years was a "Dirksen Girl."
She was a member of First Christian Church in Pittsfield, a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Pittsfield, a volunteer for the Pike County Special Olympics
, a 4-H leader at the Jacksonville Developmental Center and a volunteer at Camp Callahan. Sharon devoted most of her life and working career to developmentally disabled kids and adults.
Sharon enjoyed playing the piano, singing, especially in church, knitting, crocheting, sewing, baking and cooking, fishing and reading. She enjoyed traveling, camping, playing cards, shopping and doing for others.
Sharon is survived by her father, Dale Killebrew; a nephew, Chuck Killebrew; and a sister, Becky Killebrew Walls, all of Pittsfield; in addition to several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jo Killebrew on March 9, 2012.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Michael TenEyck conducting. Interment will be in West Cemetery, Pittsfield. A dinner for family and friends will be held in the Pike County Senior Citizens Center after interment.
VISITATION: 4-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Camp Callahan or the Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch, Shelbina, Mo.
ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home.
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