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“Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope that your sweet memories will keep her alive in your heart forever. Such a sad time for you. ”
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Sharon J. Donnelly, age 74, of Walworth, WI, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI. She was born December 4, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of Maximillian and Mildred Marie (Bayer) Balzer. Formerly of Woodstock, Sharon also lived for a time in New River, Arizona. Most recently, she resided at Golden Years of Walworth for nearly two years. A homemaker for most of her lifetime, Sharon's dedication to caring for her family was paramount to her. She was a voracious reader with an artist's eye for color and composition; and an insightful writer and poet. Sharon will be remembered for her brilliant and electric personality. She could light up a room brighter (without saying a word) than most people could with conversation. Sharon is survived by her daughters, Deb Beauprez of Twin Lakes and Cindy (Wayne) Kibbe of Fountain Hills, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Michael, in 2009. A visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The visitation will resume at 10 a.m., Monday, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098, with the funeral Mass following visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests a memorial honoring Sharon's love for animals to Lakeland Animal Shelter, 3615 State Road 67, Delavan, WI 53115. For further information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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