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First Black Woman To Work For Ameren Retires

A Taylorville woman is retiring after nearly 35 years. Sharon Walker is retiring from Ameren after starting in December of 1987. Walker was the first Black woman to work for the company and says she didn’t feel it was that big of a deal at the time.



Walker says the 35 years flew by.



She says she will miss the people mostly.



Walker received a parade in her honor and May 31st was declared Sharon Walker day in Taylorville. 

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