Sharon Lee “GiGi” Earney, 66 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Hospital surrounded by her family.
Sharon was born on December 9, 1950 in Granite City, Illinois; a daughter of the late Clarence “Pete” and Florence (Bardsley) Perkins. Sharon was a facilities manager at Travelers Insurance and was office manager for the Dermatologist Dr. Peter Lee. Sharon had also worked for the Girl Scouts of America, where she volunteered as a scout leader. Sharon was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City; a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 1300; Bubble Masters Scuba Club, where she learned to scuba dive; Sharon was a member of USSSA baseball where she traveled to Tokyo, Japan and Sydney, Australia and she volunteered for the USO at Lambert Airport. Sharon will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.
Sharon is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Lawrence “Big Larry” Earney, whom she married on April 17, 1970; her children, Robin Moore and fiance’ (Matt) of Granite City, Illinois, Elizabeth (Josh) Behrens of Edwardsville, Illinois, Lawrence “Little Larry” (Diane) Earney of Hershey, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Riley, Mason, Ty, Gavin, Grant, Ethan, Michael, Christopher; her sister, Sarah Ahring; her brother, Carl (Tammy) Perkins; dear friends, Rev. Tim (Pam) Filkins and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Perkins and Carol Friese.
Friends may call on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Filkins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Lymphoma Research Fund, Washington University Division of Oncology, Box 8007, ATTENTION: Robert Barczewski, 660 South Euclid Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110.
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