Sharon Harker

Posted Online: March 01, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Sharon Anne Harker, 79, of Kewanee, died March 1, 2013, at home.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian, Kewanee, with visitation 9 a.m. to services.
She was born Nov. 19, 1933. She married Richard F. Harker Aug. 7, 1955.
She is survived by her husband; children, Andy, David, Kewanee, Gene, Susan and Peggy, Indianapolis, Ind., Paul, Gilbert, Ariz., Larry, Lebanon, Ind., and Anne, Annawan; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, John Trummel, Gillette, Wyo.; and sisters, Mary, Yorkville and Judy, California.


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