Sharon Mercer


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 5:17 pm
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Sharon L. Mercer, 68, of Colona, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Colona United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sandy Bunnell will officiate. Burial will follow at Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. Visitation for Sharon will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. Memorials may be left to Colona United Methodist Church or the Quad City Animal Welfare Society.
Sharon was born on Jan. 22, 1944, in Moline, the daughter of Lenoard "Butts" and Marian Huizenga Reynolds. She was a graduate of Port Byron High School and was united in marriage to B. John Mercer on Sept. 14, 1963, in Cordova.
Sharon was the secretary at Colona United Methodist Church for 28 years. She was a member of the church and was a woman who was simple, but very proud. Sharon enjoyed family vacations up north, playing the piano and attending her grandchildren's activities, which included following them with their 4-H livestock projects and their sports activities.
Survivors include her husband, B. John; her mother, Marian A. Reynolds, Geneseo; two sons, John (Karla) Mercer and Jeff (Kristal) Mercer, both of Port Byron; two daughters, Chris Oldfield, Colona, and Sue (Bill) Johnson, Lafayette, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Oldfield, Heather and Jacob Johnson, Ryan, Kayleen and Grace Mercer; and one brother, Robert (Bonnie) Reynolds, Cordova.
Sharon was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Mick Reynolds; and one nephew, Brent Reynolds.
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