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Sharon E. Colvin

July 31, 1944 — November 18, 2022


Sharon E. Colvin

Age 78 of Wilmington, Illinois and formerly of Joliet, Illinois died on Friday evening, November 18, 2022 at Aperion Care in Wilmington.

Born July 31, 1944 in Joliet, Sharon Elizabeth was a daughter of Thomas and Floss (Evans) Dwyer. She was raised in Manhattan and graduated from Lincoln Way High School.

An exceptional homemaker, Sharon will most be remembered for her love and family, as well as spending time with her kids and grandkids. Throughout the years she was a waitress at various restaurants and made many friends working at the restaurant in Bergner's, as well as serving at Babba’s in Shorewood. Sharon was a great cook, however enjoyed eating out, particularly at Olive Garden, Merichka’s and Applebee’s.  In addition, she took pleasure in playing bingo. Sharon was a shining example of faith and kindness, and she was always willing to go above and beyond to serve others. Though she will be deeply missed, Sharon leaves behind a memorable legacy that her loved ones will carry on in their hearts.

Survivors include three children: Rick Manfred (Sherry), Karen Manfred (Mickey) and Bob Manfred, all of Joliet; three grandchildren: Craig (Angie) Kelly, Eric Manfred (fiancé, Sarah) and Courtney Floyd (fiancé, Niko); two great grandchildren: Landon and Brynn Kelly; siblings: Pat Murdie, Peggy Murdie and Joe (Donna) Murdie; her partner, Jack Weaver of Wilmington and dear friend and caregiver, Karen Fogg-Jackson, as well as several nieces and nephews, including Liz, Amy and Missy Cullen.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Colvin; two sons: Tom Manfred and Dave Manfred and siblings: Junior Murdie, Jim Murdie and Sandy (Doug) Cullen.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be no services.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto: to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Sharon’s memorial page online through social media.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)


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