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Sharon Donnell

May 15, 1942 — December 21, 2019

Ruth Sharon Donnell, (nee Bordewisch), 77, of Gainsville, GA, died December 21, 2019, in 3857 Windsor Trail. She was born May 15, 1942, in East Carondelet, IL.

Sharon is survived by children Ed (Laurie) Donnell & Jennifer (Ken) Helfrich, grandchildren Isaac (Christina) Donnell, Regan Donnell, Eric (Kaylee) Helfrich, and Alex Helfrich, sisters Karon (Roy) Bicklein, LaVerne Brinkmann, Viola Linke, brother-in-law David Owen, nieces, nephews, as well as many other family members & friends

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Donnell, her parents Clifford & Alma (nee Weissenborn) Bordewisch, Sr. and her brother Clifford Bordewisch, Jr. 

Sharon lived for many years in Waterloo as well as St. Louis, Florida, and Georgia.  Sharon was a member of Monroe Chapter #597 of The Order of the Eastern Star in Columbia, IL and The Order of the White Shrine #102.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Seasons Hospice Foundation
8537 Solution Center
Chicago, IL 60677
or online at

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, January 3, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

10 AM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Steve Neill officiating
Interment at Deer Hill Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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