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Peoria Journal Star, Dec 2003

Sharon A. Leesman

Sharon A. Leesman, 60, of Hartsburg died Friday 12/12/2003 at 3:13 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria IL.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with Rev. David Russell and Rev. Richard Ratts officiating. Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Leesman operated a day-care center for nearly 40 years.

She was born June 15,1943, in Adrian Mich., to Clarence and Annie Whitmore Buckles. She married Dean E Leesman on June 17, 1961 in Mount Pulaski IL. Survivors are her husband, of Hartsburg; one son, Alan and Kim Leesman of Springfield; two daughters, Cindy and Chris Wenninger of Groveland and Nancy and Rich Ratts of Jackson Mich.; nine grandchildren; her mother, Annie Buckles of Lincoln; and one sister, Linda and Ron Parker of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her father and stepfather. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg and the Kogudus Christian organization. Memorials may be made to Kogudus or a children's charity.

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