Sharon Jo Kramer, 73, of Taylorville, passed away at 8:23 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at home with her family at her side.


Sharon was born May 14, 1947 in Taylorville, the daughter of Clarence and Marcella (Redman) Denning.  She married Bernard “Barney” Kramer on April 4, 1985 in Paducah, KY.  He preceded her in death on March 4, 2017.


Sharon graduated from Taylorville High School in 1965.  She worked for Essen Hardware, Davis Memorial Christian Church, Christian County Medical Clinic, and then retired from Springfield Clinic.  Sharon was a devoted and active member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, where she was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Sharon went out to eat with “The Girls” every Wednesday night at Whit’s End, and she loved vacationing at her timeshare in Pigeon Forge.  


She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan (Dunn) Pumphrey; sister, Ruth Ann Hendricks; and step-son, Randy Kramer.


Sharon is survived by her children, Bob (wife, Paula) Dunn, and Gena Dunn, both of Taylorville; grandchildren, Danielle Morrison, Garrett Pumphrey, Cassie (husband, Brandon) Rush, Clinton Pumphrey, Ellie Pumphrey, Savanah (fiancé, Evan Burgett) Dunn, Marissa Heinz, and Quint Dunn; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Rush, Victoria Pumphrey, Kaden Rush, Christopher Pumphrey, and Beckett Rush; sister, Janet (husband, David) Hendricks of Taylorville; step-daughter, Deb Kramer; step-daughter-in-law, Kay Kramer; step-grandchildren, Mike Kramer, and Krista (husband, Andy) Turner; step-great-grandchildren, Arlo Turner, and Sophie Kramer; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests at a time will be allowed to visit in the funeral home.


Private family ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating.


Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: Christian County Senior Citizens Center, 701 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, or Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.


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