Sharon Marie (Riffey) Shannon

Born: Thu., Nov. 11, 1948
Died: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

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Sharon Marie Riffey Shannon, age 71 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, IL. She was born November 11, 1948 to Eldon Keith and Lucy Elizabeth (Crawford) Riffey.

Sharon graduated from Waverly High School and went on to attend Patricia Stevens Finishing School in St. Louis, MO. Sharon worked for various places including Capital Records, Tempo Department Store and Visiting Nurses in Jacksonville. She also worked at Elm City Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville for 17 years and the Hawkeye Glove Factory in Beardstown. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Black Oak Church in rural Beardstown and most recently attended Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield. Sharon liked crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, sewing, enjoyed reading and studying the bible and attending Sunday school.

She is survived by her sons, Darin (Lori) Riffey of Baylis, IL, Douglas (Becky) Shannon of Pittsfield, IL  and Dennis Shannon of Pittsfield, IL; grandchildren, Corbin Riffey, Kayla Burdick, Noah Shannon, Caden Shannon, David Shannon, Wyatt Shannon and Emmitt Shannon; great grandchildren, Harlyn Burdick and Bowen Burdick; brother, Donald (Sharon) Riffey of Wamego, KS and longtime companion, Jesse Barrett of the Illinois Veterens Home in Quincy, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ethel May Riffey in infancy and three brothers, Darrell Dean Riffey, James Eldon Riffey and John Robert Riffey.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield, IL. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Wednesday at the church from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Interment will be held at a later date and cremation rights have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church in Pittsfield, IL. Condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Sharon's memory to the following organization:

Calvary Baptist Church

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Mavis Gal
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Darin & family...

Spencer just let me know about your Mother's passing. I want to express my sympathy to all of you. I shall always remember how kind your Mother was to me. When I saw her photo it was a nice memory of Sharon & her smile! Thoughts & prayers & memories of all of our days gone by; when we lived in Meredosia!
Thinking of you.
Always...Mavis Gal

Debra McClure
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
please accept our condolences at this time for your family as we pray that god grant comfort and peace to each one as you remember Sharon

Carrie Laning (jobe)
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Darin, Doug and Dennis I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts.

Cindy Easley LeQuire
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Dennis and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her apple butter and jams. God has a new angel. Fly high with your wings, Mama Shannon.

Laurie Wyatt
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
Darin & family, I so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Sending prayers for comfort to you & your family 🙏🙏🙏❤

Jess Barrett and Molly Dearing
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020
To quote Jess: she was awful good to me.
She will be missed. So thankful to have had a chance in this life to know her. Wishing you sweet memories to flood your days ahead.

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