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Sharon Lebahn

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 1:57 p.m. CST

MANLIUS — Sharon B. Lebahn, 76, of Manlius died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Nov. 8, 1937, in Wyanet to James and Leona (Rettke) Wallace, she married LaVerne E. Lebahn Nov. 27, 1955, in Wyanet. He survives.

She was a 1955 graduate of Wyanet High School. She was a homemaker and seamstress.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius and was called Mrs. Music by her Sunday school class. She played piano, was the church high school choir director, a 4-H leader for Manlius Busy Bells and a member of Royal Neighbors.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lorie (Loren) Hartz of Wyoming, Ill., and Lenore (Roger) Craine of Sheffield; one son, Fred (Patricia) Lebahn of Sheffield; eight grandchildren, Lyndon (Kymberli) Hartz of Wyoming, Ill., Weston (Christine) Hartz of Princeville, Alyssa (Chance) Jones of LaFayette, Christopher (Emily) Craine of Edwards, Brian Craine of Sheffield, Madison Lebahn of Buda, Jordan Lebahn of Sheffield and Sydney Lebahn of Sheffield; six great-grandchildren, Karstyn Jones, Scheyer Jones, Koby Jones, Mackenzie Hartz, Ava Craine and Chloe Craine; and two sisters, Shirley (Raymond) Lootens of Walnut and Linda (Ronald) Hard of Wyanet.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manlius, with the Rev. Brenda Lovick officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery, Manlius.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to Walnut Manor and the Manlius Rescue Squad.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Craine, Lyndon Hartz, Weston Hartz, Brian Craine, Ron Lootens, Randy Lootens, Rodney Hard and Mark Hansen. Honorary pallbearers will be Shirley and Raymond Lootens, Linda and Ron Hard, and Karen and Larry Hansen.

Online condolences may be left at www.grant-johnsonfh.com.

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