Sharon J. Towne, 72, of Peru, died peacefully in her home on October 6, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday in Holy Family Church in Oglesby with Rev. Gary Blake officiating. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday in the church from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Towne was born in La Salle on July 19, 1947 to Lawrence and Mabel (Erickson) Reinhard. She graduated from nursing school at St. Mary’s Hospital in La Salle. She was a surgical nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, then a teacher’s aide at Washington School in Peru and retired from Heritage Manor in Peru.
Sharon married Jim Towne in La Salle on February 4, 1967. She enjoyed going with her friends for lunches and going to the gambling boat. She was devoted to helping people cope with their cancer. Her greatest joy was her kids, grandchildren and grand pets. She was a member of Holy Family Church in Oglesby.
Sharon is survived by her husband Jim of Peru; one daughter Tammy (Matt) O’Marah of Washington and one son Brian (Sarah) Towne of La salle; five grandchildren, Josh and Kaitlyn O’Marah, Tyler and Drew Towne and Cameron Erwin; one brother Roger (Joanne) Reinhard of Shell Knob, MO and sister-in-law Gloria Reinhard of Sacramento, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Ralph Reinhard.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cops4Cancer.
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