Sharon K. Nation

  • Born: August 16, 1950
  • Died: March 3, 2014
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Staab Funeral Home

1109 South 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 528-6461

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon K. Nation, 63, of Springfield, went to be with the Lord at 8:26 pm, Monday, March 3, 2014. She was born August 16, 1950 in Springfield, to Howard and Helen (Myers) Nation, Sr.

Survivors include daughter, Lori Johnson of Springfield; son, William "Billy" Johnson, Jr. of Sherman; grandchildren, William "B" III, Bryan, Kaylee and Garrett; great grandchildren, Serenity, Desirae and Lily (on the way); Mother, Helen Connell of Springfield; sisters, Tracy Rueter, Tresa (Chris) Hamilton, Judy (Fiancé' Travis Peden) Fox and Patty (Ted) Merano all of Springfield; brothers, Howard Nation, Jr. of Springfield and Johnny Nation of Chicago; one step brother, David (Angel) Connell of Springfield; companion, Lyle Roof of Springfield and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Nation, Sr. and step-father, Richard Connell.

She retired from St. John's Hospital after seventeen years of service.

Sharon attended Real Life Church. She was a huge Elvis fan. She loved playing shuffle board and pinochle while enjoying a cold PBR. She was a diehard Cub fan. She also enjoyed fishing, dancing, singing karaoke with family and friends and baking cookies with her grandchildren.
She was a loving devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.

She loved life to the fullest, cherished her friends and family and would help anyone. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation: 1-3 pm, Friday, March 7, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 3 pm, Friday, March 7, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Miracle Network.

"A great soul never dies. A great soul serves everyone all the time and brings everyone together"


Condolence & Memory Journal

Were so sorry for your loss! Tracy you've had a lot on your plate lately so please reach out for help if it gets too hard. Watch over your mom cause no matter what degree of sadness you feel, she lost a child. It doesn't matter if she was 6 or 63 it's still her little girl. Peace and comfort to you all and Gods blessings!

Posted by Debra and Dale Simpson - Spfld, IL   March 09, 2014


Tresa, Tracy, Judy and Helen: I am so sorry for your loss, just found out today. Sharon was a wonderful person and she will always be watching over you. I pray that God comforts you in your time of loss. You are all in my prayers!

Posted by Kelly Lane Jackson - Springfield, IL - Friend   March 08, 2014

Bill and Family-
Praying for you during this time. May God comfort you with happy memories of your Mom.

Posted by Steve & Andrea Mumaw - Sherman, IL - Friend   March 07, 2014

Sharon, This is so hard for all of us. You touched every single one of us with your love in your way. I will miss you, your beautiful smile, your laugh, hugs, your eyes. I know you are in Heaven, with all our family. I know you are in no pain now. Your with Our Savior. I Love You Sharon, Till we meet again. Your cousin Helen Myers <3>

Posted by Helen Myers - Auburn, IL - 1st cousin   March 06, 2014

Howard and Family...So sorry for your loss. May the Angels walk with you Today.

Posted by Bob Redpath - Lincoln, IL - Friend   March 06, 2014

May you RIP Sharon Nation Your gone but not forgotten. You are an angel of heaven. You will be deeply missed by your family and friends.

Posted by Lee Ann Purvis - Springfield, IL - friend   March 06, 2014

I worked with Sharon in the lab. She is a wonderful person, with no doubt she will be missed. To all her family, may God help you through this difficult time and know she is in heaven with the angels. Shirley Underwood

Posted by Shirley Underwood - Springfield, IL - Friend   March 06, 2014

This is a beautiful picture of my best friend who was taken too soon. Aunt Toni will miss you sooo much love you. I will talk with you in my prayers and I know you,Connie,Buddy,mom,Howard and all of are love ones are looking down on us as are angels and we will be together again some day god willing.

Posted by Toni Miles - Yuma, AZ - Aunt   March 06, 2014

Sharon was a great lady she touched the heart of many she will be missed.

Posted by Donna Moyer - Girard, IL   March 06, 2014

A wonderful person inside & out. She will be missed but now is flying with the Angels!

Posted by Kimee Armour - Auburn, IL - Friend   March 06, 2014

You have touched the lives of so many people. You always were so compassionate and loved everyone. I remember when I had Sydney and you came to my room, you were so overjoyed you cried. I miss trading books with you. I will miss you so very much. I am grateful to call you my friend. Until we meet again. Much Love to you always.

Posted by Erin Armstrong - Springfield, IL - Friend   March 05, 2014

I remember Sharon always with a smile one her face. She was dedicated to her family, friends, coworkers and any one in need she would be there. She loved life, was a child of God because of her giving to all. She will be sorely missed, we know she is resting in peace with her Lord above. May we all carry on in such a loving manner in honor of her.

Posted by patty Merano - Springfield, IL - step sister   March 05, 2014

I only met Sharon a couple times. I know she is from one of the most loving families in the world. They know no strangers and always make you feel welcome. Grandma Helen, Tresa, Tracey, Judy, Holly, Michael and all the rest I am sorry for you loss.

Posted by Debby Drobnack - Benld, IL - Family Friend   March 05, 2014

Aunt Sharon words cannot describe how much I love you. It doesn't seem real or even possible that you are gone. Life will never be the same for us. We miss you like crazy already!!!

Posted by Holly - Springfield, IL - Niece   March 05, 2014

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