Sharon Rae Shewmake, 84, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away at 5:37 pm July 26, 2021 at the Residential Living Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born September 12, 1936 in Mount Vernon to the late Warren and Vivian (Hughey) Kinison. Sharon married Arthur Shewmake on July 19, 1952 in Mount Vernon. They just celebrated their 69th year of marriage. In addition to her beloved husband,
Sharon is survived by her children, Vikki Higgins and husband, Jim of Decatur, Illinois and Scott Shewmake and wife, Sue of Oxford, Florida; grandchildren, Steven Higgins and wife, Sarah of Florrisant, Missouri, Nathan Higgins and wife, Angie of New Baden, Illinois, Ashley Hilderbrand of Fairfield, Illinois, Jacob Shewmake and wife, Angie of Olney, Illinois, Kayla Starwalt and husband, Roby of Olney, Illinois, and Jace Shewmake of Olney, Illinois; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Cathy Bevis and husband, Larry of Fairfield, Illinois and Morris D. Kinison of Woodlawn, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Allen of Mattoon, Illinois and Charlotte Moore of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her son, Wesley Keith Shewmake; sister, Carla Rossio; and siblings-in-law, Rachel Kinison, Parks Shewmake, and Jackie Young.
Sharon worked was the owner and operator of the Lakewood Motel in Salem, Illinois. She later worked for the First National Bank for 10 years until retirement. She was a faithful member of Woodlawn Christian Church. Sharon loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew and adored her.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Christian Church in Woodlawn, Illinois with Mr. Doug Junkins and Mr. Tracy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Sharon ‘s honor to the Woodlawn Christian Church.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.